Torque wrench

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Nige, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Nige

    Nige Guest

    I'm after one, not wanting to spend much money, mainly for bike use, but a
    bit of car use, so 3/8ths drive is probably best.

    Anyone got any recommendations, or avoiders?


    Nige, Jun 13, 2011
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    petrolcan Guest

    petrolcan, Jun 13, 2011
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    TMack Guest

    80nm is only 60 ft-lbs. This probably won't be enough for some things you
    may want to do - e.g. the front sprocket nut and the nut holding the
    clutch basket on most bikes need to be torqued well in excess of this.
    Ideally you need two torque wrenches - one for the smaller stuff like the
    bolts that hold engine covers in place and another one for the big stuff
    TMack, Jun 13, 2011
  4. Blimey. Whatever happened to Norbar? Mine is over 30 years old and still
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 13, 2011
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    Ian Field Guest

    Not that impressed with 'em meself.

    When I was shopping for a large g-clamp the only store with any big enough,
    stocked Draper.

    I could see from across the shop the row of g-clamps hanging on pegs - all
    of them had crooked screw fitting.

    If you buy one of their torque wrenches, you'd better hope they made at
    least a half arsed attempt at precision.
    Ian Field, Jun 13, 2011
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    Steve Guest

    Jolly pleased with my Sykes Pickavant. Had it for 20 or so years
    though so i've no idea if they are still good.

    Steve, Jun 13, 2011
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    Steve Guest

    If I need a breaker bar to get it off 2 grunts is usually used to put
    it back on.

    Steve, Jun 13, 2011
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    Andy B Guest

    Buy a decent quality one from Ebay rather than a cheap one brand new. I
    can check it for accuracy in our workshops at some point in the next 12
    months or you can use the old favourite of checking it against some
    fasteners that you know are torqued up correctly.
    Andy B, Jun 13, 2011
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    Lozzo Guest

    It's only perfect if it's been calibrated recently

    Versys 650 Inter-Continental Hyperbolistic Missile , CBR600F-W racebike
    in the making, TS250C, RD400F (somewhere)
    BMW E46 318iSE (it's a car, not one of those 2-wheeled pieces of shite
    they churn out)
    Lozzo, Jun 14, 2011
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    antonye Guest

    Buy two - one for "low value" settings, eg 10-80Nm, and the other
    for doing the heavy stuff, 80Nm-200Nm. You won't get a "cheap" one
    that will be accurate (enough) across the whole range, imo.

    If you're really posh, get a digital vibrating Snap-On. Oo-er.
    antonye, Jun 14, 2011
  11. Troo.
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 14, 2011
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