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08-13-2010 08:59 AM
93VN750
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Originally Posted by Old Dog View Post
Well yesterday I checked the $150 5-50 in. lb. torque wrench, and it stated that it was accurate to +/- 3%, so maybe I shouldn't feel as ripped as I thought...
Working with guns at the time, so I probably needed the accuracy......
Have a good one...Old Dog...
That would be perfect, except for thre $150 price! Found a few on ebay that have potential in the $30 - 40 range, thanks!

Jon
08-13-2010 06:28 AM
Old Dog
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Originally Posted by Old Dog View Post
I guess I got ripped, but I bought a brand name 5-50 in. lb. torque wrench to do gun work several years ago and gave $150 for it, I remember OUCH......
Well yesterday I checked the $150 5-50 in. lb. torque wrench, and it stated that it was accurate to +/- 3%, so maybe I shouldn't feel as ripped as I thought...
Working with guns at the time, so I probably needed the accuracy......
Have a good one...Old Dog...
08-13-2010 05:06 AM
hzhardy for preload you need a beam type torque wrench. the click ones will not cut it for you. luckily those are alot cheaper. the reason you should use the beam wrench is because you are going to be rotating the pinion and you need to be able to see the read out vise the initial click and guess.
08-11-2010 03:29 PM
jthill524 I use the Okie Finger Method.
With the Little finger being the weakest. I use 1 or 2 fingers to tighten small bolts that I could break. hook it at the 1st joint and when your finger pulls off your done.
So a little finger or ring finger pull should be about a 10-15 in-lb pull.

But to make sure next time your in your local sporting goods section grab a fish scale & a keyring ring. Hook the scale up and use a finger in the ring to test a 10-15 in-lb pull.

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Originally Posted by 93VN750 View Post
Need to set preload on pinion bearings. Have to measure 10 - 20 in-lbs.

Is there a good redneck method of doing this without spending +$100 on a in-lb torque wrench?

Thanks!

Jon
08-10-2010 10:16 PM
OlHossCanada
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Originally Posted by 93VN750 View Post
All of the HF wrenches start at 20 in-lbs, I need 10 - 15

Jon
Here`s one, but it is $60 CAD. The scale on the handle indicates a low setting of 10 in/lb.
http://www.bosstoolsupply.com/index....D&ProdID=10827

I think automatic transmission rebuilders use small torque wrenches like this. You might ask them where to get one locally.
08-10-2010 09:37 PM
Knifemaker
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Originally Posted by dariv View Post
If they locked up all the criminals and illegals, who would vote for the Democrats?!?
I guess you are saying then that over half of the country is made up of crimminals and illegals?

Yeah, keep your political comments to yourself there.


I got hit awhile back by some a-hole without insurance too, I now carry a
.45 Auto so I can be sure that their car will sustain more damage than mine should it happen again.

Oh yeah....check local shops about borrowing the needed torque wrench. ....

KM
08-10-2010 01:53 PM
vulcanjoe
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Originally Posted by dariv View Post
If they locked up all the criminals and illegals, who would vote for the Democrats?!?
2 things I have learned never to discuss politics and religion.
08-10-2010 12:38 PM
dariv
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Originally Posted by vulcanjoe View Post
...I was hit by an illegal alien whi had no license or insurance stolen tags and the police let him go...
If they locked up all the criminals and illegals, who would vote for the Democrats?!?
08-10-2010 12:27 PM
93VN750
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Originally Posted by vulcanjoe View Post
There was a lot porter killed in a car accident here because a tech had him looking for a noise which was pinion bearings that he guessed at the preload and while driving for the noise the rear diff locked up spun the car and hit a telephone pole.
as far as the insurance goes I was hit by an illegal alien whi had no license or insurance stolen tags and the police let him go. I personally carry 500k liability on the bike and 500k umbrella on myself for 1m total. so yes insurance is a huge chord for me
Yes, pinion pre-load is crucial. Too loose and you get noise and eventual failure, too tight and you get very early failure.

I am about to get all of our insurances looked at on my renewal, I will add the bike to the package.

Jon
08-10-2010 12:13 PM
Old Dog
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Originally Posted by vulcanjoe View Post
so yes insurance is a huge chord for me
X2 on the Ins. ...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
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