6 mm has been on all the harley wheels I have done but they were older. Someone else may chime in if they have changed. I will tell you if you need spokes,nipples or tools Buchanans Spoke and Wheel out of Cali sell top notch stuff. I have used Jp cycle spokes and they were junk compared to Buchanans. Also if you order a set of spokes from them you can buy extra nipples and or an extra spoke or two this way if you run into trouble you have one on hand.
Before you try to tighten them put some penetrating oil on them overnight. If you get a size bigger and a size smaller wrench it is useful if they have heavy chrome or start to round off the hex.
Thanks, some spoke wrench kits are cheap kits some are not.
Your right about the nipples being tight.
I tried with a spanner spoke wrench that didn't work well.
Tusk only had five sizes, pit boss had a nice list of sizes.
Some kits have 6.1 6.3
And some have 6.0, 6.1, 6.3
I never used that tool. I took one of their wrenches and welded a 1/4” drive socket to it and I use it like a dog bone extension. Their wrenches are good. I can’t believe the price of them now but that is everything these days. I think i paid $8 or $9 each for them 25 or 30 years ago
But I found that going by feel and the sound they make when u tap them with the wrench a better way than the torque wrench.
Snap-on, Mac, Matco, Cornwell, for hand tools, sockets, wenches... Starrett, Brown & Sharp, Mititoyo for precision measuring,, OTC for motorcycle specific tools..
Ingersoll-Rand, for impact wrenches.
There are a few other brands, who's names I do not recall off hand..
Well here is the update on retorquing my smooth profile aluminium wheels
The front is toast,some of the nipples rounded out, and the rim is way out of lateral .030 and radial runout .025
This is the second ride I have owned with
smooth profile aluminium wheels.
Both sets there was problems with the spokes and rim.
Both rides were bought second hand so I have no way of knowing the history of the spoke maintenance.
I can say I did not perform any spoke maintenance.
So I'm done with laced smooth profile aluminium wheels.
I bought a rear and front 28 spoke mag stock wheels for $300.
To fix the smooth profile aluminium wheels it was going to cost 350-400 bucks for just one wheel.
Now I can go tube less and pack a mushroom tire patch kit in the saddlebags.