Thread: upgrades help
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:21 PM
madcroc madcroc is offline
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Default Re: upgrades help

Originally Posted by madcroc View Post
edit: Do you have a socket set and a torque wrench? I definitely recommend using a torque wrench on the head studs and every other bolt as well. Here's a link to a cheap torque wrench that will work fine: 3/8" Drive Click Stop Torque Wrench

A foot pound torque wrench will get you by, but I'd recommend a INCH pound torque wrench.

1/4" Torque Wrench - 20-200 in. lbs.

Unless you want to get into automotive engines and the like, then the FOOT pounds might serve you better. The INCH pounds will be more useful for a noob.
Very true, I ordered the 3/8" FT LBS wrench because it was the only one on sale. Would have got the 1/4" for sure.

Also, if you only buy one tool it should be that torque wrench. It won't be wasted because if you make use of it like you should, you'll be using it before every ride. $15 is worth damage to the engine or worse - yourself.
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