Best VFM Torque wrench...

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Spike, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. Spike

    Spike Guest

    The el cheapo torque wrench I got from Screwfix is, I suspect, shite.
    Correct me if Im worng, but when you do up the bolt on a rear wheel hub,
    the wheel should still turn easily.... so I suspect the 150NM
    that mr wrench is indicating are somewhat out... and on the tight side,
    not the loose...

    Now considering it cost around £20, and Draper, not the most expensive
    of tool makes, sell their cheapest one at around the £150 mark, I reckon
    its time to source a new one...

    So whats the best value I can get for the odd weekend spannering
    activity... And not, Im *not* going to buy a snap on...
    Spike, Jun 5, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  2. Spike

    JB Guest

    Sounds more like you have a problem with the bearing spacer (steel 'tube'
    between the bearings) in the hub.

    JB, Jun 5, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  3. Spike

    joe parkin Guest

    You could go the route of getting yours calibrated or even just checked
    at certain torques you regularly use.
    joe parkin, Jun 5, 2004
  4. In, Spike said:
    Halfords. I had one for donkey's years but lost it when I moved.

    You haven't seen it have you? I've looked behind the couch.
    Whinging Courier, Jun 5, 2004
  5. Spike

    Lozzo Guest

    Whinging Courier says...
    You don't know a young lad called Ross, do you?
    Lozzo, Jun 5, 2004
  6. Spike

    Sean Guest

    Spike let forth with a mighty belch and uttered :
    Halfords own brand.
    Sean, Jun 5, 2004
  7. In, Lozzo said:
    I do know a lad call Ross but he was young about 30 years ago :)
    Whinging Courier, Jun 5, 2004
  8. Spike

    Slider Guest

    Sean wrote:
    Yep, I've got two of them (for different torque ranges) and they've worked
    well with no problems for the last 4 years.
    Slider, Jun 5, 2004
  9. Spike

    Cab Guest

    I'll go for that too. Bought mine over 6 years ago and it still works
    and looks like new. And it's mine, not yours :)

    And before any of you cheeky cunts say anything, yes, I do use it.

    Cab :^) - Ormiga Atomica
    GSX1400 - 'Tarts Handbag [1]' (tm) Bike, dead 550/4 Rat
    UKRMMA#10 (KoTL), IbW#015, Bob#4, POTM#3

    P.S. Remove your_bollox from the cab. ICQ: 83023471
    Cab, Jun 5, 2004
  10. Spike

    wessie Guest

    Spike wrote in
    I've got a Draper: cost about £25 a decade ago. Still works fine.
    Not sure where you looked: Draper part no. 3001A is £35 40-210 Nm“+Sq.+Dr.+TORQUE+WRENCH+30-210Nm
    wessie, Jun 5, 2004
  11. Yeah, their premium stuff - Professional, do they call it?? - is bloody
    good kit and excellent VFM.
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 5, 2004
  12. 'Swot I was thinking.

    I mean, I just tighten it by hand until it's, er, tight. I don't think
    I've ever used a torque wrench on a rear wheel nut, *ever*.
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 5, 2004
  13. Spike

    sweller Guest

    Guzzi rear and front spindle nuts are 100 - 108 lb/ft (147 Nm).
    sweller, Jun 5, 2004
  14. Spike

    sweller Guest

    sweller, Jun 5, 2004
  15. Spike

    Preston Kemp Guest

    MV F4 rear wheel nut is 220 - 240 Nm (and 55mm).
    Preston Kemp, Jun 5, 2004
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.