Inch lbs torque wrench ?

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Iowa883, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Iowa883

    Iowa883 Guest

    Where do I look for an inch lbs. torque wrench ? I need one that goes from
    below 20 lbs to whatever.
    What kind of wrench do you have and where did you get it ?
    Iowa883, Mar 23, 2005
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  2. Iowa883

    Bownse Guest

    Harbor Freight.
    Home Depot (Husky brand).

    Mark Johnson, Ft. Worth, TX
    "I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have
    looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress." - Ronald
    Bownse, Mar 23, 2005
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  3. Iowa883

    Iowa883 Guest

    The problem I am having , is getting one that goes low enough. I have some
    head bolts that need to be only 20 inch pounds.
    Iowa883, Mar 23, 2005
  4. Assuming you really need 20 foot lbs, a 50 ft/lb wrench would do
    the job pretty well. Specs and wrenches can be it ft/lbs, inch/lbs
    or Nms, so you need to be very careful. If you become confused
    about the units you're working really bad stuff can happen.

    Also, it's not unheard of to have a tech manual screw up the
    conversion from Nm to foot/lbs. I think maybe I really ought to
    just start working in metric sizes and be done with it.
    Rob Kleinschmidt, Mar 23, 2005
  5. Iowa883

    Iowa883 Guest

    It is a 1997 Yamaha YZ80 , I have the owners manual and it says 20 in. lbs.
    It runs 2 o-rings between the head and the cylinder . I know this sounds
    low, as I thought so myself.

    Iowa883, Mar 24, 2005
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    Frank Guest

    Does it list Nms as well? I'm thinking Rob may be right in this could
    just be misprint.
    Frank, Mar 24, 2005
  7. The general recommendation I'd heard was to stay above the bottom
    20% of the range. There's also a smaller number for top end which
    escapes me. Maybe above 20% and below 95%.

    I've now got three wrenches, 0-24, 0-50 and 0-150 ft/lb, two different
    manuals for torque specs and a bike with no helicoils and no oil leaks.
    Life is good.
    Rob Kleinschmidt, Mar 24, 2005
  8. My bet would be 20 ft/lbs. actually.

    1 Nm = ~.74 ft/lb.

    My head gaskets torque to 28 ft/lb, so anything less than
    20 seems low to me.

    The right answer though is to go get a reliable source for
    torque specs. Better yet, get three.
    Rob Kleinschmidt, Mar 24, 2005
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