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I want to detach the lap mount (legs lap, not timed lap) from underneath, so that I can mount the steering hub to a flat, metal surface and noticed tiny security torx screws are holding the thing together. Does anyone know what size screwdriver I need to undo these?

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Go to a local hardware store, and ask them for a TORX screwdriver set.  The screws come in a large variety of sizes, and buying a set is the best way.  Make sure that at the base of the driver head it has a small hole for the security nib the screws have that prevents most ordinary screwdrivers from oppening them.  

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