Torque Wrench Suggestions
Close
    
    
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 31
Like Tree95Likes

Thread: Torque Wrench Suggestions

  1. #1
    Senior Member Badgerflorida's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    1,284

    Torque Wrench Suggestions

    Is there one that covers most of the TDubs fasteners? I’m budget challenged. I really should put this thing back together properly. I have a propensity for hamfistedness. Thanks and cheers
    01 SOLD
    96 SOLD
    89 restored SOLD
    89 (restoration in process)
    05 (restoration in process)
    03 SOLD
    04 in great condition

  2. #2
    Senior Member scotti158's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Groton, NY
    Posts
    2,663
    I usually have more stripped threads on small fasteners, especially if they are threaded in aluminum, when I use a torque wrench.
    2013 Yamaha TW200

    1996 Yamaha TW200

    1995 Kawasaki KLR650

    2002 Yamaha RoadStar 1600 with sidecar

  3. #3
    Senior Member maddawgj's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    the Coastal Empire (i.e. islands outside Savannah)
    Posts
    445
    Harbor Freight has all three torque wrench sizes on Black Friday sale right now. $10 each so the whole set would only cost you $30, or $20 and skip the little guy. https://m.harborfreight.com/1-2-half...rench-239.html

    They’ll do fine for a reassemble and then sitting on the work bench till never needed again.
    Forever grateful for all your help brother
    2005 TW wrecked in ‘14 and rebuilt in ‘17. ‘06 donor parts and new OEM, Carb jetted & shimmed, ‘04 XT225 gas tank, UNI air filter, Shinko 241 front, modded Krator pegs, IMS folding shifter, JT 14/47 sprockets, huge car horn, tool tube, DR8EIX plug, short rear signals, Cycleracks rear, All Balls steering bearings, Protaper ATV High bars, OEM Kickstarter with more to come...

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member RockyTFS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hailey, ID
    Posts
    3,376
    Quote Originally Posted by maddawgj View Post
    Harbor Freight has all three torque wrench sizes on Black Friday sale right now. $10 each so the whole set would only cost you $30, or $20 and skip the little guy. https://m.harborfreight.com/1-2-half...rench-239.html....
    I definitely would not skip the 1/4 inch drive torque wrench.....I use this all the time on my TW. Valve keepers, valve covers, oil filter covers, left or right cases.....etc.
    Rocky
    2018 TW200
    2014 BMW R1200GS LC

  6. #5
    Senior Member Beeline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Arcata, CA
    Posts
    230
    Quote Originally Posted by scotti158 View Post
    I usually have more stripped threads on small fasteners, especially if they are threaded in aluminum, when I use a torque wrench.
    Same here. I now tighten most small bolts with small box/open end wrenches. That goes for the wheel sprocket bolts which I stripped last year using a torque wrench.

  7. #6
    Senior Member Badgerflorida's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    1,284
    Good to know. I’ve gotten a few duds from Harbor Freight, but most of their stuff has worked well for my needs.
    01 SOLD
    96 SOLD
    89 restored SOLD
    89 (restoration in process)
    05 (restoration in process)
    03 SOLD
    04 in great condition

  8. #7
    Senior Member Dell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    139
    I do H F for none commercial stuff also, and it helps. My general rule of thumb is nothing with a motor on it.

  9. #8
    Senior Member RockyTFS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hailey, ID
    Posts
    3,376
    The key to small fasteners is A: At least for the TW manual, the values are often 20% too high, especially for those fasteners that get repeatedly removed, i.e. the oil filter cover.
    B: Any torque wrench is most accurate in the middle 2/3rds of its range, which is why using a 3/8 drive with a 3/8 to 1/4 adapter for values down around 10 ft./lbs is a bad idea.

    Just as a tidbit of interest, I just swapped out the OEM 14 tooth counter sprocket for a 13 tooth on a brand new 2018, and found the bolts on the left case varying from as low as 40 inch/lbs. to 70 inch/lbs. When I put it all back together (happily not crushing the wires!) I used 70 inch/lbs., which is slightly less than 20% below the spec of 84. I use the the same on the oil filter cover.
    Rocky
    2018 TW200
    2014 BMW R1200GS LC

  10. #9
    Senior Member phelonius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Frostbite Falls Ill
    Posts
    2,719
    Torque it tis' it strips , then add two drops of green locktight
    Phelonius

  11. #10
    Senior Member Badgerflorida's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    1,284
    Couple more related questions:

    1. What locktite or bolt dressing do you guys swear by (that provides easier removal later)?

    2. When they’re stuck, what do you do/use?

    I’ve used one or combinations of the following:

    PB Blaster
    Specialty removal bits (never worked for me)
    Heat
    Drill and tap

    Anybody ever try candle wax?
    Ken likes this.
    01 SOLD
    96 SOLD
    89 restored SOLD
    89 (restoration in process)
    05 (restoration in process)
    03 SOLD
    04 in great condition

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Torque Wrench Recommendation
    By Rockit in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-27-2017, 08:17 PM
  2. Harbor Freight torque wrench!
    By ScooterAddict in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 02-19-2016, 07:32 PM
  3. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 02-24-2014, 09:10 PM
  4. Gear Wrench torque wrench anybody?
    By Holdnon72 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-24-2014, 07:22 PM
  5. Inch- pound bending beam torque wrench.
    By frog13 in forum Off-Topic
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-22-2013, 02:49 PM