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Does anyone know what size socket will fit the bolt that holds the passenger floorboard brackets? My set only goes up to 17mm and its a tad too small.. I have calles 2 victory dealers and was told by one that it was a 30-32 (Way too big) and the other 5/16 (Way too small)......

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Not knowing what model and year you have I'm at a disavantage.
Ride the bike to the hardware store ask the guy if you can take some out side and see what fits.
 

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I don't know, but I just tried the largest socket I have, 13/16", and it's too small. That's 0.8125", which is 20.6375mm, so you need AT LEAST a 21mm. My guess is 22mm.

BTW, the shop manual doesn't say.
 

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I used a 15/16 American socket on mine. its a hair big but not enough to slip. worked fine. beware if you don't already know, on a 2011 xr you have to pretty much remove the whole exhaust to change the right side .
 

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I used a 15/16 American socket on mine. its a hair big but not enough to slip. worked fine. beware if you don't already know, on a 2011 xr you have to pretty much remove the whole exhaust to change the right side .
So -- to save you some math, since I have a calculator/converter open -- 15/16" is 0.9375", which is 23.8125mm. Looks like 23mm is probably the correct size (as opposed to my guess of 22).
 

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So -- to save you some math, since I have a calculator/converter open -- 15/16" is 0.9375", which is 23.8125mm. Looks like 23mm is probably the correct size (as opposed to my guess of 22).
like I said the 15/16 is a little big. whether its 1mm big or not I don't know. but most people that work on anything much should have one. if I were going to buy one new I would go somewhere that has a good selection and try a 22 and 23mm to see which one fits exactly. but most of the large size metrics can be removed with a slightly larger American socket or wrench, not so on the small stuff.
 

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ok.... After a few trips to the hardware store and purchasing and returning every size socket other than the one I need....:eek:, I believe it will be the 22 or 23... I'll go back to today and try them. It looks like the right side will be a bit more challenging than expected considering the exhaust may need to be removed.. I think the end result will be worth it. I appreciate everyone's help.
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ok.... After a few trips to the hardware store and purchasing and returning every size socket other than the one I need....:eek:, I believe it will be the 22 or 23... I'll go back to today and try them. It looks like the right side will be a bit more challenging than expected considering the exhaust may need to be removed.. I think the end result will be worth it. I appreciate everyone's help.
Thanks,
Tom
if you have an x bike it is a total bitch to change the right side. that isn't a bolt its a nut on a stud, and the footpeg and floorboard brackets have to slide off the and to clear.
 

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Let me see... If only someone made a device that is in expensive but could measure the diameter of things... hmmm. What could that be.

I asked Google this, Define: Ruler It replied, "A straight strip or cylinder of plastic, wood, metal, or other rigid material, typically marked at regular intervals..."

Google also says they have RULERS for purchase at places all over the world. hmmm, It seems the purchase of a ruler would be one trip, then measure the fastener, then one more trip back for the correct socket.

(Yea, I am feeling like a smart a$$ today)
 

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Let me see... If only someone made a device that is in expensive but could measure the diameter of things... hmmm. What could that be.

I asked Google this, Define: Ruler It replied, "A straight strip or cylinder of plastic, wood, metal, or other rigid material, typically marked at regular intervals..."

Google also says they have RULERS for purchase at places all over the world. hmmm, It seems the purchase of a ruler would be one trip, then measure the fastener, then one more trip back for the correct socket.

(Yea, I am feeling like a smart a$$ today)
Yep, it's good for each of us to unleash his or her inner-smarta$$ periodically. Good for the soul, sanity, etc.

In this particular case, however, that nut is buried deep in surrounding metal. I have a caliper, even, but it, too, won't fit in there ("that's what she said").
 

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I had a feeling I should have looked at a pic or parts break down to see how for that bolt was burried before I unleashed my inner smart a$$. I haven't worked on many cross bikes yet and as we all know each bike has its unique "qualities".
yeah its kinda hard to measure the nut for a socket to get it out of the hole without having the socket first, surely you didn't think the people on here didn't have enough sense to measure across the flats if you could get to the nut.
 

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FYI... It takes a 24m socket
 
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