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Keep a 5/16" and 15/32" wrench in your Metric toolbox
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Keep a 5/16" and 15/32" wrench in your Metric toolbox - October 12, 2011, 11:00 AM

5/16 is nearly 8mm
15/32 is nearly 12mm

Both will fit, and both are nearly two thousanths of an inch smaller than their metric counterparts- perfect for damaged/rounded nuts, where you need a slightly tighter fit.

A 19mm and 3/4" wrench or socket is almost exactly the same- the 19mm is just a hair smaller.
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I don't know many folks with a 15/32" wrench.

But yeah, lots of cross over.

1/2" works for 13mm, 9/16 works for 14mm in a pinch.
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Why wouldn't you just carry the MM wrenches that are used most on your bike?





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man i lost so many 8,10 &12mm sockets, great post! already doing it.


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Also when bleeding brakes always use a 6 point to loosen the bleeder screws! And 5/16 works best for that. Also Euro bikes use Torx so have that!


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Also when bleeding brakes always use a 6 point to loosen the bleeder screws! And 5/16 works best for that. Also Euro bikes use Torx so have that!
Why does my buell have a ton of torx?
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Why does my buell have a ton of torx?
Gee think about that for a while. HD had nothing to do with it at all.


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BTW a great 1/4 drive Torx set is from Snap On. Their Bluepoint tools. Way better than using L wrenches.


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I like using T-handles for torx bolts...
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Why does my buell have a ton of torx?

Its like ford...oddly enough they use a some also. All the bolts in the bed of my truck, torx.


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