Should I get a digital torque wrench?
I was looking over my motorcycle last night and I noticed there had some unusual play when I picked the rear wheel up while the bike on a center stand.
Not a good sign... I rebuilt the linkage just a few months ago.
So I took a look at all parts that I reinstalled and finally found out what’s going on my bike--the upper shock bolt almost fell out of the mounting point on the body frame.
It’s really scary, I couldn’t imagine what would happen if that bolt pops out on high speed. I should have (and probably will have) checked all my bolts regularly with a torque tool.
I’m a budget holiday rider, not a professional mechanic and I do have some hand tools in my toolbox, not many but enough for me to do some easy projects or regular maintenance.
I thought my problem with those bolts was on the “easy” side, just need to tighten things up as much as I can twist with my tools and it will be fine.
I was obviously WRONG.
To make sure this situation won't happen again, I need a tool to apply the proper torque to any bolt of parts when I put it back on. But the traditional torque wrench is too heavy and it takes too much space in my toolbox either.
As a budget person, if there is a product like an adapter or something that I can attach to my current 1/2" square head wrench, it will be perfect.
The traditional torque wrench is too heavy and it takes too much space in my toolbox either.
Lightweight digital torque adapter that I can attach to my current 1/2" square head wrench.
I picked up a digital torque adapter from KiWAV motors.
it’s small enough that won’t take too much room in my toolbox. 1/2” square head compatible with tools that I already have, the digital display is easier to read than traditional torque wrench, quick and easy to switch the unit of torque and other features of this digital torque adapter.
You should really check it out! I'm satisfied with this quality tool. Never had a problem since.
1/2", 3/8", 1/4" drive socket.
LED backlight mode.
Much easier to read than traditional torque wrench.
Buzzer & light indication.
Available units in Ft-lb, In-lb, N-m, Kg-cm, Kg-m.
There are many more helpful small tools out there. Things that make you go Ah-Ha!
Not expensive, but very helpful.
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