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post #1 of 4 Old 10-05-2012, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hex and Socket Size DL650

I was wondering if anyone knew the hex and socket size for the 2011 DL650A.
From the tools that came on the bike, I can see that the hex key size are 6m, 5m, 4m, and 3m, but for the socket size, they aren't listed. If there are anymore sizes that aren't listed please list them. I am trying to make an "extra" set of tools that I can also take with me in the bike just in case I have to work on it on the road. The tools that come with it are great but would like to have some real tools to make it easier. Thanks

Please let me know if any are wrong/missing.

2011 DL650A V-Strom

Hex Key Size:

6m, 5m, 4m, 3m, 12m

Socket Size:
8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 24mm, 17mm(?)

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8, 10, 12, 14 cover most of them. Maybe a 17mm too. You'll need a 12 hex for the front axle, and a 24mm (or med. adjustable wrench) for the rear.

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8, 10, 12, 14 cover most of them. Maybe a 17mm too. You'll need a 12 hex for the front axle, and a 24mm (or med. adjustable wrench) for the rear.
Thanks! I been meaning to go to my bike and list all the sockets and hex I need but ran out on my weekend, but will try again on my next weekend. Also I knew that I might not run into all the sockets/hex keys that I may need with the basic work I will be doing soon, and thought maybe I would just ask for those who knew what tools would be needed or have completely worked on their bike.

If anyone else has any more tools that they have needed to work on their bike, please let me know.
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Couple of things I forgot.

A small set of vise-grips can be really handy.
On the 12mm hex for the front axle, a socket drive is useful but can be hard to find, Auto Zone usually has it as part of a set of 3 (14 and 17 are the others) for about $13.
Standard Phillips screwdrivers are a bad idea. All the "Phillips" screws on Japanese bikes are actually JIS, and Phillips screwdrivers tend to round them out. Get the 3-piece set at the bottom of this page, and maybe an extra #2.

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