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Old 02-06-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Torque Wrench

What size do you use to work on your bike/brand?
One for low torque, 1 for more?
What brand you recommend
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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When I need one, I use the one that autozone loans out for free.. All you need is $100 deposit that is fully refundable upon returning the tool.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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I have a Craftsman 3/8" and a Harbor Freight 1/2" and I used the former most on the time for the 8/10/12mm bolts. Unless you're torquing something in the engine like a rotor bolt you won't need a 1/2" very often. Make sure you get the click type.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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shiet. i just bought the 10 dollar needle style one from vatozone. lol
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3/8" snap on digital with torque angle. I'm sure motorcycles won't need anything past that.
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When I need one, I use the one that autozone loans out for free.. All you need is $100 deposit that is fully refundable upon returning the tool.
I wouldn't trust that thing considering people dropping it.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:13 PM   #7
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Honestly if you want a good torque wrench go buy a snap on, if you torque wrench that will do the job and wont cost you $400 buy a Craftsmen from sears. You can however use a harbor freight one, its very cheap-under $20. I suggest getting their 1/4" drive as that would be the best drive to use on a motorcycle, they will get the job done but some wont trust them because they dont think they are accurate enough.

You will be the judge.

$400+ for a Snap
$40-100 for a Craftsmen
Under $20 for a Harbor freight that is just as good and will do the job, just make sure you set it a few lb's under on precious stuff to make sure your accurate.
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1/4" and 3/8" drive

the two are about 450 dollars together but you get what you pay for

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snap on 1/4 3/8 1/2 and i get them calibrated at work for free
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:20 PM   #10
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I have:

3/8 Harbor freight
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1/2 O'reilly (loan a tool) brand. Apparently you can only have it out for 2 days or else you own it.

The HF ones you just gotta keep lubed real well.
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Torque wrench? What's that for?
Like measuring your bikes power?
Some kinda dyno thing?
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I have a Husky 1/2 inch drive.. I like it.
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Like measuring your bikes power?
Some kinda dyno thing?
I LOL'd
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Torque wrench? What's that for?
Like measuring your bikes power?
Some kinda dyno thing?
Some bikes have adjustable torque
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What size do you use to work on your bike/brand? 5 fingers

One for low torque, 1 for more? left hand for low torque/ right hand for extra torque.

(they wont work after long shower)
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Cheap ones. One day I'll spring for the big name brand. My clicker 1/4" 20-200 in-lb gets the most use.



i also have a digital adapter deal that I have used to check torques on my 1/4" clicker and 1/2" clicker



I no longer use my 1/2" HF or Pepboys clicker as it no longer reads correctly (confirmed with the digital gadget).
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I have a 1/2" proto, but if I really need to use it, I just take the bike to Motorcycles Unlimited and have them do it.....
I am getting old enough that I no longer enjoy working on , I just want to ride it.
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I have a 1/2" proto, but if I really need to use it, I just take the bike to Motorcycles Unlimited and have them do it.....
I am getting old enough that I no longer enjoy working on , I just want to ride it.
I feel the same, but I am young
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What size do you use to work on your bike/brand? 5 fingers

One for low torque, 1 for more? left hand for low torque/ right hand for extra torque.

(they wont work after long shower)
I don't wanna know what you do in those long showers
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:19 AM   #20
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i've got a 1/2" drive big one for the big stuff... like 24" long. ft/lbs.

then i've got a 3/8" drive for the smaller stuff... about 12" long. in/lbs.

both craftsman.
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