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flhtci2006

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Torque wrench useage
« on: June 16, 2020, 01:55:10 AM »
The Rad Power videos do not show how to properly use a torque wrench.   In fact, if you hold the torque wrench as many of the views show, you will overtorque the item.   Here is a youtube video that shows how to use a torque wrench.    There are many, I just picked this one.   The key is, grip the torque wrench at the handle, not the body.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v3hLvuO_KU

rogersan

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Re: Torque wrench useage
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2020, 03:57:15 PM »
Very helpful link. Can you share from experience what size of a torque wrench is most useful on these bikes, or does one need all three as depicted in the video?

JeffGo

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Re: Torque wrench useage
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 05:28:46 PM »
You only need a 1/4" for working on most things relevant to assembly of a RAD, larger ones will get in the way of many fasteners and the scales are usually higher. And pretty much every fastener you would touch would be 4 or 5mm, maybe a 6mm.

Andy Finney

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Re: Torque wrench useage
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 04:36:06 AM »
Harbor Freight has a sale right now - $11 for a 1/4 20-200 in/lbs torque wrench. This is sufficient for most of the torque values on the RAD bikes. Use Google to search NM to inch pounds. They also have a 3/8 5-80 ft/lbs for the same price.