measuring torque

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by cool breeze, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. cool breeze

    cool breeze Active Member

    does harley davidson measure torque at crank or rear wheel when reading specs in owners manual:panic
  2. Slo-Ryd

    Slo-Ryd Junior Member Contributor

    Good question, but I thought they didn't post specs on hp for their models? I know they stated hp numbers for the V-Rod, but I've never seen any other models.....I could be wrong though. Just a venture to guess....I would think if they stated the figures, it would be at the crank and not the rear wheel. Although I'm sure as bikes come off the assembly line, they put them on dyno type rollers to run through the gears and test the functions, I doubt they measure hp and torque numbers during that process.

    You have now peaked my interest and await a more definitive answer.
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    At the Rear wheel:s
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    It's at the crank. If you read rear wheel dyno sheets on stock bikes, the Torque is less than factory spec. My service manual says my 96 in has 91 ft.lbs. torque. I remember several dyno sheets on the forum posting 80-85 rear wheel tq. with stage 1. Also Harley does not pull a random engine off the shelf to run on the dyno. It's carefully assembled with the optimum clearances.
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    HMMM, they should Dyno one every day to get a real number at the rear wheel JMO This would give all the lines a better number after running through all the perspective gearing and clutches available:s
  6. cromedome

    cromedome Active Member

    What do you expect when the marketing guys print up the spec sheets, truth in advertising? Worst case numbers? But remember all manufactures do the same thing..."may the buyer beware"...