Torque Wrench

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Buckwild Biker, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. Buckwild Biker

    Buckwild Biker Member

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    I have started doing a few minor chrome additions to my 2007 Dyna Super Glide Custom. My question is this. In many of the installation instruction sheets they recommend using a torque wrench. Right now I do not have a torque wrench, but I am not doing anything major. Mostly adding chrome to the foot pegs, lifter covers, etc... Do I really need a torque wrench or these type modifications? I'm not going to do any engine modifications that require major rebuilds, etc. Just a exterior piece of chrome here and there. What is your opinion??? Thanks!
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Proper torque is important on these bikes on most parts. Areas like the covers where you are putting a steel bolt into an aluminum or alloy part are best done with a torque wrench to get the proper fitment and not warp the covers or strip out the threads.

    Take a look here for some suggestions.

    http://www.hdtalking.com/general_tips/792-torque_wrench_suggestions.html
     
  3. Buckwild Biker

    Buckwild Biker Member

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    Thanks... I appreciate the guidance...I will head down to sears in the morning. :)
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    :bigsmiley24:
     
  5. Davidw2415

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    If you have an Auto Zone in your area, they do free tool rentals. You go in get the tool you need and put the charge on your credit card or give them cash for deposit and when you are finished with the tool return for a full refund of your deposit. I think Advance Auto Parts and O'rielies Auto Parts may have the same service. Yu might want to check these out. Dave
     
  6. Buckwild Biker

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    Thanks Dave...
     
  7. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    Your welcome.
     
  8. biscuit

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    Yep. All torque.

    And very helpful too.I for one am grateful.:bigsmiley11:

    (that's NOT sarcasm)
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Glad to be of help to you biscuit.
     
  10. Not Very PC

    Not Very PC R.I.P

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    You'll need, inch pound as well as a foot pound torque wrenches.