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After recieving my Accutronix plate holder in the mail today, i have officially had ENOUGH! Im so sick and tired of the after market manufactorers sending me parts that have both dometic and metric parts! Not only do i have to carry 2 sets of tools up from the basement, but if your not careful, your gonna strip out a part. And its not just Accutronix, its Cobra and KuryKahn as well.

Its not that difficult guys .. pick a side of the fence and go with it! Mixing domestic and metric is not only time consuming, its frustrating as all hell.

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After recieving my Accutronix plate holder in the mail today, i have officially had ENOUGH! Im so sick and tired of the after market manufactorers sending me parts that have both dometic and metric parts! Not only do i have to carry 2 sets of tools up from the basement, but if your not careful, your gonna strip out a part. And its not just Accutronix, its Cobra and KuryKahn as well.

Its not that difficult guys .. pick a side of the fence and go with it! Mixing domestic and metric is not only time consuming, its frustrating as all hell.

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Welcome to just one of the many benefits of the GLOBAL ECONOMY! LOL.

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I understand your pain. Personally I am over the old fractional inch system. Metric is much easier and cleaner, think about it 7/16", 1/2", 9/16", 5/8" compared to 11, 12, 14 & 16 mm.

The problem is that some after market companies try to "save" money by using one set of screws etc. I hate it when they do that, so rather than carry both imperial and metric tools in my emergency tool kit I just change out the parts so that they are all metric.
 

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After recieving my Accutronix plate holder in the mail today, i have officially had ENOUGH! Im so sick and tired of the after market manufactorers sending me parts that have both dometic and metric parts! Not only do i have to carry 2 sets of tools up from the basement, but if your not careful, your gonna strip out a part. And its not just Accutronix, its Cobra and KuryKahn as well.

Its not that difficult guys .. pick a side of the fence and go with it! Mixing domestic and metric is not only time consuming, its frustrating as all hell.

- steps off soap box.
I do feel your pain, CB. But, the SAE-using folks here in good old USA really can't be blamed...yet. After all, we are pioneers of a sort.
Lots of guys have been chopping lots of bikes for years.
The Fury is one of the few bikes to actually be responsible for creating a new sales channel that's been sorely missing for the past few decades.

Think of it. you could mod a Vtx1x00 for years (heck V-twin mag has at least one in every issue now.). Or a Yamaha, etc.

But, thanks to Harley, there was only a need for SAE.

Now, there's a new kid on the block that has vendors scrambling to meet demand.

We're the new pioneers, now. No other metric or US bike owners can really say that.
"...the times, they are a changin"

Now, go pour yourself a nice, tall, cool, refreshing...Lemonade! :)
 

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I understand your pain. Personally I am over the old fractional inch system. Metric is much easier and cleaner, think about it 7/16", 1/2", 9/16", 5/8" compared to 11, 12, 14 & 16 mm.

The problem is that some after market companies try to "save" money by using one set of screws etc. I hate it when they do that, so rather than carry both imperial and metric tools in my emergency tool kit I just change out the parts so that they are all metric.
being part of the sport tuner scene for well over 8 years now .. i have never seen such a slap-together after market like this. When i had my 2000 Neon, all the parts were SAE ... no metric bolts to be found. Now that i have had my xB for 6 years now ... not one SAE part to be found.

I understand that places like Accutronix likes to work out of their own parts bin, which is full of SAE parts. But to save face and customer frustration ... i would think it would be worth the extra 1.37 of a cent to use metric across the board.

So for all you newbs ... be prepared and double check your Allen Wrenchs to make sure they fit 100%. If not, your gonna strip it ... and the supplier is gonna tell ya ... " tough! "

BTW ... i dont drink beer. That stuff is just nasty!:p
 

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when i replace bolts on anything i own its always going to be a metric. SAE may have been the ways of the USA, but look good old american bikes are always falling apart. not beating up on my own kind hear. but the metric companys got there stuff together. if a so called american company followed they maybe start having good built machines. unless it already has a metric engine in it. like a so called v-rod.
all the top four jap, and the brit bikes are built well and use the metric system. I use the metric system everyday. its easy and simple.
 

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I don't see what your complaint is... Accutronix is an American aftermarket company. Of course they are going to use standard measurements, but if you slap an American part onto a Japanese bike, obviously, it's going to need some metric bolts to attach it to your bike.

Chill Out! :cool:
 

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I don't see what your complaint is... Accutronix is an American aftermarket company. Of course they are going to use standard measurements, but if you slap an American part onto a Japanese bike, obviously, it's going to need some metric bolts to attach it to your bike.

Chill Out! :cool:
My complaint is simple. Why would i want forward controls for my Jap bike, that use a 7/16ths allen wrench vs. a 7MM? Or hows about instead of using a 9/16ths nut to lock in the adjustment shaft on the brake cylinder lets make it 14MM. I mean, if im wrenching on the bike with my metric wrenches .. why cant i bitch if i have to stop working on the bike to go retrieve a SAE tool?

Im not asking to re-invent the wheel, or build a car that runs off water. The supplies are out there, all they have to do is make the effort to use them. If im willing to pay $1000.00 retail for parts .. i dont think its too much to ask for them to stick with metric sized bolts and nuts!

* and now that im thinking of it .. the Accutronix forward controls .. the bolts that hold them to the bike, they are metric. However, the smaller button head bolts are SAE. So its not even like its 100% one way or the other.
 

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* and now that im thinking of it .. the Accutronix forward controls .. the bolts that hold them to the bike, they are metric. However, the smaller button head bolts are SAE. So its not even like its 100% one way or the other.
i've had some time to re-think my responses to this post. My $400 c&c seat came with two cheap 1/8" hex bolts.
why do he say cheap?
cuz they started rounding off with my Crescent SAE 12pt wrench as I tightened them.
that's why.:mad:
 

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i twist wrenches every day all day every day.in my job you have to have two complete sets of tools.just try to look the snapon man in the face every week.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
 

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i twist wrenches every day all day every day.in my job you have to have two complete sets of tools.just try to look the snapon man in the face every week.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Im sure there are those wrench turners who have had 2 sets now readily availible to them since the 1970s. Im not talking smack against them, as they have been dealing with this problem for some time. If it comes from the factory like this, then what are you going to do? Its just the fact that the aftermarket is taking the easy way out IMO, and be damned to those who arent paying any mind, and strip a bolt!
 

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My complaint is simple. Why would i want forward controls for my Jap bike, that use a 7/16ths allen wrench vs. a 7MM? Or hows about instead of using a 9/16ths nut to lock in the adjustment shaft on the brake cylinder lets make it 14MM. I mean, if im wrenching on the bike with my metric wrenches .. why cant i bitch if i have to stop working on the bike to go retrieve a SAE tool?

Im not asking to re-invent the wheel, or build a car that runs off water. The supplies are out there, all they have to do is make the effort to use them. If im willing to pay $1000.00 retail for parts .. i dont think its too much to ask for them to stick with metric sized bolts and nuts!

* and now that im thinking of it .. the Accutronix forward controls .. the bolts that hold them to the bike, they are metric. However, the smaller button head bolts are SAE. So its not even like its 100% one way or the other.
Totally agree, if your making parts for metric bikes the parts should be metric. The sooner we get rid of the old inch system the better... And yes I do know the old imperial system, we changed from imperial to metric back in '75 here in Australia.
 
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