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Help Tools / Torque wrench

Discussion in 'Riding Gear - Accessories - Workshop Tools' started by Jake89, May 17, 2015.

  1. Jake89

    Jake89 Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    I'm going to invest in some new tools and am looking at getting a torque wrench. What size should I be looking at and any recommendation for brands?
     
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    maelstrom LiteTek Staff Member Premium Member 250cc Vendor Contributing Member

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    You really need two if you are going to span thread sizes from 6 to 16. I would suggest comparing certified accuracy across brands. But I could be completely wrong since it has been a long time since I bought a new one.
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Contributing Member Ride and Events Crew

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    I used a Warren and Brown 3/8" torque wrench. It does from 8 to 120 ft/lbs (don't know what that is in metric) but has done all my bike and car stuff for years.
     
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    Warren and Brown 3/8" for me too.
     
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    aldi has some spanners for 50 bucks in latest catalogue

    assortmement of tension wrenches but favorite is warren and brown.
     
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    I used to have W&B 4-80 ft lb, also 3/8 drive, and a little one in inch lbs
     
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    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

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    W&B for the win

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    Adapters to take any size socket

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    All we used in engineering is w&b buy what u can afford but if u splash out once u never will again
     
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    friend, it will do your job BUT is not a tool to use every day. it will get you out of trouble. aldi has these once a year for 25 and after a while fall to 20.
     
  11. Jake89

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    I'll do a bit of shopping around. Just wasn't sure what size I should be looking for. Thanks.
     
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    You need to make sure it has the torque range to cover what u will use it for on a motorcycle

    Things like wheel nuts , caliper bolts , brake rotor bolts, engine mounts , subframe nuts, swingarm/suspension fixings , sprocket nuts etc and of course engine internals.

    A wheel nut can be around 100Nm and a caliper bolt 35Nm ..... clutch spring bolts were 6Nm on the FZR
     
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    I bought one from Aldi a few years back.....made the same mistake as many, the unit I bought would be more suited to working on a locomotive than my motorcycle. Mr Grey is 100% on the money....the correct torque range is vital.
     
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    I bought a little electronic torque adaptor that fits on my half inch ratchet. King chrome is the brand but I'm sure there are many.
     
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    Most time I just use the click in my arm comes with experience lol:thumb_ups:
     
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    Or is that called arthritis? :p
     
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    What is the difference between a "deflecting beam torque" wrench and a "screen" one?
    The deflecting beam torque wrenches are more expensive. Why?
     
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    W&B # 320510 for me for the smaller jobs and if i need a bigger wrench my mechanic lends me his , it's also a W&B . Have been down the road using cheap torque wench , it was thrown in the bin/tip where i should have put it years ago.
     
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    Linkin The Mechanic Premium Member Contributing Member Dirty Wheel Club

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    Have a W&B 321500 deflecting beam, it does 5-120nm which suits most motorcycle applications.

    At work we have a Blue Point (snap on) spring type that you operate with one hand. It does 2-10nm and works like a ratchet, when you reach the set torque it clicks over and resets.
     
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