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Offline LookingHard

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Torque Wrench........
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:23:29 AM »
Do any of you folks that do your own servicing ever carry a torque
wrench on the road, and if so, is there a favorite brand?

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 03:31:12 AM »
Not me.  Road repairs are considered temporary just to get back home or to a garage.  Once home the work is then redone with proper parts and proper assembly technique.
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 03:33:39 AM »
No.

I have a Sears 1/4-inch 0-240 inch-pound torque wrench that I bought for engine work (valve covers, etc, lots of stuff in the 7-14 ft-pound range need the small size wrench).

Then I have a Harbor Freight torque wrench that higher torque values but I normally do not use it after getting the "feel" of the recommended torque value.  I do not trust that wrench's accuracy and precision beyond +/- 15%.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 03:56:41 AM »

Guys,

Thanks. Guess I was thinking of multi week rides where you might
have a bigger issue to deal with but what you both said makes sense.

Really appreciate your thoughts.


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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 07:19:16 AM »
You could make a list of torque specs for any repairs that might occur during your trip and take it with you.
That way you have an idea, whilst repairing on the road, how much force you can apply.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 08:27:10 AM »
Wait a minute......are you suggesting a Honda might break down??  :005:
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Re: Torque Wrench........
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 11:21:31 AM »

I go on a lot of multi week rides and take a lot of tools (but only those necessary), most of which are carried under the seat after removing lots of the useless bits of plastic.   I do not carry a torque wrench, but I do make sure that the spanners and sockets are of an appropriate length so it would be difficult to over torque.   So a 1/4 inch drive socket set and not a 1/2 inch.   I do have some spanners for the bigger nuts, but they are also short. 

 I also have the Rally Raid wheel nut spanners that initially look far too small for the job, but you realise that that is all the leverage you need to tighten the wheel nuts up to the right torque.  EXCEPT, when I needed to do a chain adjustment on the last trip.   I could not loosen the rear wheel nut easily.  In the end a good bit of foot pressure got it moving.   My fault, I had new tires fitted for the trip and I guess the tire fitter over torqued the nuts.   Next time I get new tires fitted I will re-check the torque settings.   


     
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Re: Torque Wrench........
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 08:57:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by LookingHard [+]
Do any of you folks that do your own servicing ever carry a torque
wrench on the road, and if so, is there a favorite brand?

LookingHard

I have many and do not carry them on the road. Vibrations can be bad for torque rachets.
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