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    How many people own a torque wrench?
    on: Nov 05, 2015, 11.41 pm
    Nov 05, 2015, 11.41 pm
    Makes me wonder how i have managed the last 35yrs of bike ownership without one!...i am sure i will  be told the importance of one though :001:

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    Re: How many people own a torque wrench?
    Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2015, 01.29 am
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    *Originally Posted by stantheman [+]
    Makes me wonder how i have managed the last 35yrs of bike ownership without one!...i am sure i will  be told the importance of one though :001:
    Not important  at all, if you never do any work on your own cycles.

    But anybody who now owns an originally purchased 1971 BMW R75/5  and does their own maintenance has known how important torque wrenches are for at least 44 years.

    Those who don't know didn't have a bike last for  anything close to 44 years.

    BTW, I own at least a dozen torque wrenches.

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    Re: How many people own a torque wrench?
    Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2015, 01.35 am
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    I've been repairing bicycles, cars, small engines, air craft, and motorcycles for over 60 years, and I consider torque wrenches necessary tools for any competent mechanic.

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    Re: How many people own a torque wrench?
    Reply #3 on: Nov 06, 2015, 02.19 am
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    "tight' ain't necessarily 'right'...  I have four... two old beam and 2 new 'click'....
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    Re: How many people own a torque wrench?
    Reply #4 on: Nov 06, 2015, 02.44 am
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    *Originally Posted by janfmiller [+]
    "tight' ain't necessarily 'right'...  I have four... two old beam and 2 new 'click'....
    But no digital torque wrenches?

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    Re: How many people own a torque wrench?
    Reply #5 on: Nov 06, 2015, 03.03 am
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    I have two.  Before I had torque wrenches there were two settings
    1) loose
    2) farmer tight
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    Re: How many people own a torque wrench?
    Reply #6 on: Nov 06, 2015, 03.34 am
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    I own one 1/2" torque wrench ( click type ) but about the only time  I regularly use it is to torque wheel nuts on my cars.

    I read about a study NASA did years ago to determine the best way to torque a bolt/nut properly.   They concluded the best way was to give an experienced technician a wrench and tell the tech. to tighten that bolt/nut.  Apparently the tech can feel just when the correct stretch is reached. 

    I also have used my torque wrench to torque con rod nuts and main bearing fasteners, but that's about it.
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    Re: How many people own a torque wrench?
    Reply #7 on: Nov 06, 2015, 03.39 am
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     A motorcycle has numerous fasteners that torque values are critical to its safe operation.  I have 5 wrenches in various drives and capacities. 
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