Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Big Pine Key, Fl
Having been a tool dealer (snap-on) for many years, I suggest you head down to Sears and P/U the all sizes you need to work on your bike. The better grade is the smooth shinny chrome Craftsman, they're a great tool for the home repair guy. The "ratcheting box" wrench is very handy. Buying cheap tools is going to destroy your nuts, bolts and hands. Skin grows back but replacing OEM bolts ain't cheap.
The "ball" head of a allen wrench should not be used for "breaking / tightening" the bolt, unless there's no other choice, just for fast in and out.
I use a 1/2" grade 8, bolt w/ 3/4" nuts (5) jammed tight against each other (all the flats need to line up), to remove my front alxe, fits perfect, easy out / in with a 3/4" socket.
You can find some good torque wrenches online. Some NIB, left over from Gov. surplus.
Not sure what type of "spanner wrench" you're talking about, can't help you there. Didn't think you needed one one the rear wheel. Perhaps you're talking about "adjustable wrenches??"