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    Allen key / hex bolt size?

    Hi there, I was hoping someone might be able to help.
    Trying to remove pillion footrests and various other bits, and I don't have an Allen key to fit the hex bolts.
    Does anyone know the correct size in Imperial, and where to buy the correct tool?
    It's a fraction smaller than my metric 8mm key, could it be Imperial 19/64"?
    Any help much appreciated - new exhaust due this week and need to get rid of pillion pegs!
    Bike is a 2005 Sportster XL883R.
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    For less than £4:50 go buy a set from Halfords. I did!

    http://www.halfords.com/workshop-too...ce-hex-key-set

    Look at Amazon too they are plentiful and cheap.

    Dependent on how much slightly smaller than 8mm you mean, my guess would be 5/16" as it is a common size, try and find a 19/64" one you'll be hard pushed. Toolstation or Screwfix also have sets if Halfords isn't convenient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K9F View Post
    For less than £4:50 go buy a set from Halfords. I did!

    http://www.halfords.com/workshop-too...ce-hex-key-set

    Look at Amazon too they are plentiful and cheap.

    Dependent on how much slightly smaller than 8mm you mean, my guess would be 5/16" as it is a common size, try and find a 19/64" one you'll be hard pushed. Toolstation or Screwfix also have sets if Halfords isn't convenient.
    Excellent advice, thanks K9F!

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    Another thing to remember is that some parts on a HD are Japanese, that means they will be metric so it maybe useful to get a set of each. I also bought a set of each to fit a 3/8 ratchet.
    Also remember you get what you pay for with tools.

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