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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Trail socket set for 2010 550 XP

I am trying to put together a minimal socket set to go in the toolbag I keep in the rear box of my 550 XP. I was going to go with a 3/8 drive handle, a 3" extension and want to know what specific size sockets (SAE and metric) should I plan to include.

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I don't know about the very new machines but you shouldn't need any metric. I carry 3/8 thru 5/8 sockets and wrenches and a 6" extension and plug socket. Two torx bits. One is a T25 and I can't remember the other size but they fit both size torx screws on the machine. A changeable bit screwdriver with various size and types of bits. A small adjustable wrench and a set of vicegrips. That selection will fix just about anything on my 800.

I also carry a small length of mechanic wire rolled up, some zip ties, electrical tape and a spare plug. All this goes in a one gallon ziplock freezer bag in the rear box along with a small Slime air compressor kit with a small bottle of Slime, tire plugs and plug tool and a valve stem tool. I also can stuff a set of yuasa atv booster cables and a 15' tow strap in there. Oh yeah, I carry a spare belt too on really long trips. If you blow a belt in the boonies your machine is dead unless you can change it!

I haven't needed pulled out of the woods yet but may be jinxing myself by saying so.
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Thanks. I don't keep the tape in the rear box as it gets warm in there. No metric eh?

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You might want to check your particular machine but no metric on mine. One other thing I forgot to mention was a couple of allen sockets to fit the brake calipers.
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