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Torque wrenches

What you guys using for torque wrench? I would rather go with a good hand feeling instead.. except for the rear wheel.. they always seem to be off of increments and not really trusty.. Some parts on the bike is like 5 lbs required.. U sure you want to go with a damn torque wrench??


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post #2 of 13 Old 07-12-2012, 11:16 PM
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i just bought one... dont think its the right one tho. im curious as well.
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just get a harbor tools wrench for 10$ and calibrate it yourself.
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What you guys using for torque wrench? I would rather go with a good hand feeling instead.. except for the rear wheel.. they always seem to be off of increments and not really trusty.. Some parts on the bike is like 5 lbs required.. U sure you want to go with a damn torque wrench??
http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...=torque+wrench

I have the 3 $20 ones.. 1/4"...3/8" and 1/2" drives...havent failed me yet. Lowest range the 3/8" goes is 20ft/lbs...anything under that I just convert to inch/lbs and use the 1/4" Body parts and non essential stuff...I just tighten until..well..tight lol

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Torque on parts are there for a reason. Those torque specs have come from tons of engineering. It has to so with strech and strength and a bunch of other reason. I torque everything on my bike. I work on planes for a living and if you haven't followed the torque specs exact then your f'ed.
Oh and all my Torque Wrenches are snap on and Calibrated to within 2%

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I use all snap on tools, they have the electronic one that is the one I use...There is the big daddy for bigger jobs and little son for small jobs. I love them and use them on everything.You can't go wrong torquing to spec.

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i dont own one. although i probably should since i do enough screwing around in the garage.
i always hand tighten and use loctite if im not feelin confident on low torque applications.
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I don't torque everything but some are nessasary. Head bolts and such do matter.

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I use a 3/8 drive torque wrench made by JET thats good from 15ft-lbs to 80 ft-lbs and a 1/2 drive Cheap $50 one I use to torque from 80-150 ft lbs. I torque everything that's important, suspension, wheels, motor, etc... They are different lengths and both are the click kind.

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Westward 4YP97 here. Its not a Snap on for sure but its been pretty decent for me so far.

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