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My nuts are multiple sizes...

That's probably why you've got a screw loose.
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I thought loose screws and Harley's were synonymous.
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Loctite, no problem.
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I didn't know that, my bike (36 mm) is a 2016. It is a big nut too, like the rider! Let the jokes begin.
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I am gonna throw together a small kit too. If you have one hopefully you wont need one!
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I like large Crescent style wrenches but don't like the length in a tool bag. I got the idea to bob the handle from a bro in the 1980s. It makes them much handier even at home. I welded the cut off end of a box wrench to fit my spark plugs to the bobbed end, so I have a bobbed double-duty wrench. When doing an axle I break torque with my boot so the length isn't an issue.

On long trips I pack two small G.I. tool bags. It's an old Shovelhead owner habit but you can never have too many tools. A folding hex key set lives in each riding jacket and I always wear a Leatherman 300. I've worn out/broken three so far (abuse of course) and love the warranty.

A small BRIGHT flashlight is handy, but a rechargeable LED headlamp is even better because it leaves your hands free. They are useful at camp sites when nature calls. I wear them at home for task lighting when wrenching or working on computers.

I carry several feet of stainless aircraft safety wire. It can hold and retain many things.

Best way to figure what you need is look at your motorcycle while making a list of tools for typical jobs. You can boil it down to an optimal kit easily.

A multibit screw driver with a 1/4" hex bit size can be used on typical worm drive hose clamps without the bit to turn the nut. Speaking of which, stock Oetiker crimped clamps aren't reusable. I convert to worm drive or preferably, the "fuel injection" style hose clamps. Both work fine.

10mm "ignition" wrenches are small and handy for battery bolts.

I pop the circlips off my brake and clutch lever pivot pins, mainly because I hate the things when I need to replace a cable or lever. I've never lost one in more than three decades of riding. One less tool to f with on the road is a bonus. I first did that when my throwout bearing got eaten by a heavy clutch spring (on an FXR) and I didn't have clip pliers in my bag.
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If you weld about a 4-inch long X 3/8" bar across the adjuster knob as a T-handle that gives you far more leverage over the visegrip than clamping by squeezing your hand. It's no contest, and more force means lower odds of slipping. If the bar is at a slight angle instead of a symmetrical "T" it's easier to spin the T-handle with your palm so don't worry about getting it straight.

I've done most of my standard visegrips and welding clamp versions and will do the rest as they wander near my welder. I also anti-seize the threads and run the screw fully in and out to coat them. Prevents weld spatter sticking and corrosion.
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If you weld about a 4-inch long X 3/8" bar across the adjuster knob as a T-handle that gives you far more leverage over the visegrip than clamping by squeezing your hand. It's no contest, and more force means lower odds of slipping. If the bar is at a slight angle instead of a symmetrical "T" it's easier to spin the T-handle with your palm so don't worry about getting it straight.

I've done most of my standard visegrips and welding clamp versions and will do the rest as they wander near my welder. I also anti-seize the threads and run the screw fully in and out to coat them. Prevents weld spatter sticking and corrosion.
It is not for making them easier to use. The tabs are welded in there so they can be clamped on the shifter shaft when the threads strip out or the shaft gets rounded off so it won't hold no more. The old pot metal shifter arms were always breaking or stripping out. With the tabs on it you can use it either with the shift pedal in the tab or use it with linkage hooked to the tab. It will work on most any bike, not just Sportsters. They can also still be used as Visegrips for your tool kit.
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