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post #1 of 19 Old 12-15-2006, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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What Torque wrenchs?

I'm putting my christmas list together and am wondering what size torque wrenches and what units everyone uses for maintenance on their bikes.

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If money is no object, tell'em you want this........
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog

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The very sad part is you really need three of them.
You need a 1/2" drive that can torque up to 140 ft lbs. It should go as high as 200 ft lbs because thet sat to get an accurate torque you need to be around 1/2 or close to the middle of the capabilities of the wrench.
Second id a 3/8 drive foot lbs
Third is a 1/4 in drive in lbs.
I bought the harborfreight wrenches while they were on sale. I would have bought a better one if I had the money, and was going to use it more often than I do.

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Unfortunatly money is an object.

I was thinking more along the line of what sizes, 1/4, 3/8
and what units, ft*lbs, in*lbs.

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Thanks for the info Daddyjoe
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Might give the local pawn shops a look if any in your area, I've sold some nice ones cheap.
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Might give the local pawn shops a look if any in your area, I've sold some nice ones cheap.
Jim
For some unknow reason the pawn shops around here price their stuff higher than Sears, / WalMart sells them for. I think one of our pawn shops goes to Sears,/ WalMart and buys their stuff on sale then tries to sell it for more than retail, and because it is a pawn shop people think they are getting a deal.

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Thanks guys.

I've never really used a torque wrench except on internal engine stuff. But with the cast aluminum covers and other smalanler and aluminum parts the torque wrench will be good insurance.

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post #9 of 19 Old 12-19-2006, 07:14 PM
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I know there are some that just hate the Craftsman line of torque wrenches, but I have 3 of them that have served me well for years...just beware that the warranty on the torque wrenches is only 90 days from Craftsman.

1/4 drive inch pound bar/wand, 3/8 drive 5-50 foot pound clicker and a 1/2 drive 20-150 foot pound clicker.

Sears does have all their torque wrenches on sale this week... looks like 20% off

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/subca...orque+Wrenches
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I too have the three Craftsman torque wrenches amd love them. We use the Craftsman ones at work and they get cal'd every year and are always within tolerance. As a side note, ALWAYS zero out your torque wrenches when you are done with them...Doug
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