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Old 11-02-2012, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Torque Wrenches

I've been to four stores so far today. I want two wrenches, one in/lbs and one ft/lbs that can handle the full range of torques that the bike requires.

From the Manuel's list of critical fasteners, I'll need an in/lbs wrench that can handle 10 - 144 in/lbs and a ft/lbs wrench that can handle 12-105 ft/lbs. Not easy to do. Most don't go low enough.

I don't want to order on the interweb because I want to start working now. Many have suggested Farm and Fleet which is my next try. Wish me luck.

Any suggestions (that aren't Sears, Lowe's, AutoZone, or Ace)?
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Precision instruments torque wrench.
Their torque wrenches are made in the US. Just do a search and you should be able to find one at a decent price. I got a foot pound torque wrench for about 100 bucks. At Sears they wanted about 120 for one made in China.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I used one made in China and I believe the calibration was off. I ended up having a the stud for one of the sewn their head bolts pull out of the block because the tort was too much. So I had to drill the block and put some threaded inserts in. So before I put it back together I bought a new precision instruments torque wrench. It's the easiest and quickest torque wrench to adjust. I think I got mine from tooltopia.
Bottom-line pricing on Precision Instruments C2FR100F at ToolTopia.com
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That wrench is 20-100 ft/lbs. What about the 12 ft-pound bolts and the 105 fl/pounder?
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Am I being too picky?

I've never cared about torque before. In the past it was either "finger tight," "snug," "tight," or "bury the sombitch."
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sears had a sale on their 3/8 drive in lb and 1/2 in drive ft lb, 59 each.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Chief,

Take a cruise out my way. Check out Lincoln Plaza Auto parts, they have em, I was there the other day. As your heading down 50, when you get past the light at Court they will be to your right.... this is assuming your coming from the south, heading north.
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That wrench is 20-100 ft/lbs. What about the 12 ft-pound bolts and the 105 fl/pounder?
Chief, multiply the ft-lb x 12 to get in-lb. and use a smaller torque wrench that is calibrated in in-lb. Not sure I have a torque wrench that goes up to 105, but I have been using my old Sears-Craftsman wrenches for years with no problems, and even took them to Mobile once to have them checked...so far they are right on.
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