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    Default METRIC SIZES VS AMERICAN STANDARD SAE, YOU CAN SWAP

    I hope this conversion chart will help when that elusive wrench or metric socket just isn't available.
    10mm = 3/8"
    11mm = 7/6"
    13mm = 1/2"
    14mm = 9/16"
    16mm = 5/8"
    17mm = 11/16"
    19mm = 3/4"


    These are all real close equivalents. They might need a slight tap or wiggle just a little but it beats rolling up sanding cloth in a larger socket and beating it on the offending bolt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buck1234 View Post
    I hope this conversion chart will help when that elusive wrench or metric socket just isn't available.
    10mm = 3/8"
    11mm = 7/6"
    13mm = 1/2"
    14mm = 9/16"
    16mm = 5/8"
    17mm = 11/16"
    19mm = 3/4"


    These are all real close equivalents. They might need a slight tap or wiggle just a little but it beats rolling up sanding cloth in a larger socket and beating it on the offending bolt.

    Buck1234


    But here in Canada , I have to deal with both metric and imperial sizes of fasteners I have two sets of wrenches and sockets containing the most popular sizes for fasteners and that way I do not have to worry about rounding the corners on the nuts and bolts causing more grief for myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marker View Post
    But here in Canada , I have to deal with both metric and imperial sizes of fasteners I have two sets of wrenches and sockets containing the most popular sizes for fasteners and that way I do not have to worry about rounding the corners on the nuts and bolts causing more grief for myself
    I take the same approach. No use messing up fasteners if it isn't necessary. With US, Japanese, Italian, and British bikes, I have SAE, Metric, and Whitworth in my tool box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NancysToy View Post
    I take the same approach. No use messing up fasteners if it isn't necessary. With US, Japanese, Italian, and British bikes, I have SAE, Metric, and Whitworth in my tool box.
    I've got a set of British tools that I got for my BSA 441. I'll have to look again but I'm pretty sure they say Wentworth, not Whitworth. What's the deal there Scotty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaRon View Post
    I've got a set of British tools that I got for my BSA 441. I'll have to look again but I'm pretty sure they say Wentworth, not Whitworth. What's the deal there Scotty?
    The brand may be Wentworth, but the standard is called Whitworth, developed by Joseph Whitworth in 1841. Also known as BSW, British Standard Whitworth.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Standard_Whitworth
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    [QUOTE=NancysToy;280777]. Also known as BSW, British Standard Whitworth.[QUOTE]

    I am going back to bed. I thought I had tools figured out, but now if I buy a BSA bike, I need to have BSW tools to work on it.

    Just wait till BRP hears about this and changes all of thier nuts and bolts to a different type.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by NancysToy View Post
    The brand may be Wentworth, but the standard is called Whitworth, developed by Joseph Whitworth in 1841. Also known as BSW, British Standard Whitworth.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Standard_Whitworth
    Well, that clears everything up! So, Wentworth manufactures Whitworth spec tools but either way you're using Whitworth dimensions. Why would anyone be confused over that?
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    I am going back to bed. I thought I had tools figured out, but now if I buy a BSA bike, I need to have BSW tools to work on it.

    Just wait till BRP hears about this and changes all of thier nuts and bolts to a different type.......









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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamonster View Post







    That adjustable wrench might come in handy for removing the radiator cap.
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    I'll just keep my two adjustables handy... one for SAE and one for metric! OIh! I forgot about the Vise-Grips in case I need a hammer...

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    Default Tools... you need tools ?

    Like Scotty, I have metric, SAE and some early 1900s wrenches. Best of all, I have them all in triplicate. I'm still trying to figure that out... must be because they are shiny.

    Almost forgot... I also have the Crescent hammer and the Vice Grip Hammer. Like sugar you can never get too much. Ken krb1945
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    I'll just keep my two adjustables handy... one for SAE and one for metric! OIh! I forgot about the Vise-Grips in case I need a hammer...
    We must buy our tools at the same place Bob!(I recently bought a metric chain-saw!)


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    If you can't fix it with a big hammer, it's probably electrical!!
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    Question a riddle

    +How much wit is a Whitworth worth, if a Whitworth could worth wit?

    Thank god, I only need two toolsets so far...

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    The only way is the metric way


    Sorry just had to troll a little cant wait to get my spyder..
    btw.. is there anything SAE on the spyder or is it all metric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heatfire View Post
    The only way is the metric way


    Sorry just had to troll a little cant wait to get my spyder..
    btw.. is there anything SAE on the spyder or is it all metric?

    All Metric.

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