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HD service bulletin calls for 55 inch pounds with a spoke nipple torque wrench,,but who the heck ever has one of those?
However the wind chime method seems to work well, eh?
I don't claim to be a capable spoke wheel expert, but every time I mess with the spokes, I do align a screw driver the edge of the rim and clamp it to the fork/frame with a quick clamp. By spinning the wheel, I can watch the edge of the rim and see how much variance there is in the "roundness" of the rim. I also look at it the other way to see how much "wobble" there is in it. If it is more than a mm or two, I would have the wheels trued by a pro the next time they are off the bike.
In my case, there is more "side to side" on my rims than there is out of round.
2011 Ultra Classic Electra Glide FLHTCU
Jackpot 4" Dyno Tuned Mufflers | Jackpot 2/1/2 SPC Head Pipe | DynoJet PowerVision
Join Date: Dec 2009
Chasarms you are right in a way but the idea of the torque is the final tighten after the rim has been trued radially and laterally, a tough gig for sure.