Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
I'm old, Canamatt, but I'm not dead yet (much to some folks chagrin)!
I'm the sort that uses the beam type torque wrench because I believe that they tend to remain more accurate. Less precise, perhaps, but more accurate over time.
Bolts that are critical with respect to torque (head bolts, rotor bolt, crank and clutch nuts, cam caps, sprocket bolts and nuts) get set with the torque wrench, but most fasteners are done without one. I do wish that I had a 1/4" drive torque wrench.
My RT has a bazillion 4mm Torx bolts holding all the covers on. I found a small battery operated screw driver that pretty reliably tightens things down to 29 in-pounds. It's been a godsend for assembly and dis-assembly of the RT and the case bolts on the KLR.
Tom [email protected]
“Neither of the two people in the room paid any attention to the way I came in, although only one of them was dead.”
'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.”
Sting like a butterfly.
Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 07-30-2014 at 11:44 AM.