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Just a quick question. do the wee and the vee use the same size allen wrench for the front axle ? i have a wee. thanks ahead of time for your reply.








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1000 is bigger

I'm 99 percent sure.

I made a tool for mine and I believe the bolt/nut size I used takes is 3/4 inches. Something like 17 or 19 mm.
 

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WOW ! lots of options . thanks guys an gals all over. now i have to make a decision best suited for my tool kit. that nuts and bolt thing looks good and the spark plug socket is a two in one tool that i like. i know i have a box of plug sockets hiding here somewhere. many thanks. keep the shiny side up.







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okay i am back. tried the spark plug socket and it was too big. maybe i will just get my act together and measure the front axle and then go to the local bolt supply house. but it was fun digging through the old tool box.








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okay, i am back again. measured the front axle and i will need a 12 mm allen wrench. guess i will just bite the bullet and buy the right tool.









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Being in Canada, you might have better luck finding a 12mm Allen wrench. It's a PITA here to find anything over 10mm.

I finally found a 12mm standard L-shaped Allen wrench at Sears. I trimmed about 3/4 in. off with a Dremel cutting disc and used a 12mm hex socket to loosen and tighten the axle.
 

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so much for canada. joe at the bolt store found a 12 mm in cleveland. but i will try sears. the only ones locally come in sets and go up to 10 mm only. oh well, now i have a purpose to get up in the morning.




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Thanks for the tip Spongebob218. I recently picked up a 12 MM allen wrench and it snugs into the bike tool kit nicely.
 
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