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Old 22.07.2009, 20:53
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need to borrow torque wrench

Hey all! My husband is doing some work on his motorcycle and needs to borrow a torque wrench that goes down to 10 Nm as his only goes down to 30 Nm. Of course he cant find one in any of the tool stores here in Bern for less than the cost of a new motorcycle (gotta love the DIY Swiss)- Can anyone in the Bern area oblige?

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Old 22.07.2009, 20:55
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They have one at 69CHF , works well.
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Old 22.07.2009, 21:04
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Re: need to borrow torque wrench

DO you know if it goes down to 10 Nm? Many dont...
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Old 22.07.2009, 21:12
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Re: need to borrow torque wrench

Brütsch und Rüegger sells torque wrenches that go down to 1nm..!

Here's a list of every torque wrench they have:

http://www.brw.ch/shop/produkte/inde...&t_Node=629337
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Re: need to borrow torque wrench

Here's a 2-24 Nm torque wrench for 99 CHF from veloplus (I couldn't find the 69 CHF model that Salsa mentioned).
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Re: need to borrow torque wrench

I can confirm that the veloplus one Salsa mentioned does go down to 10Nm.
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Re: need to borrow torque wrench

Thanks guys! I will check veloplus!!
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Old 24.07.2009, 16:31
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Hi Jessica,

Please don't waste any money on buying a torque wrench which goes down to 10Nm!! I can tell you that this is a very small torque to apply and it does not warrant spending all that money on a tool. (Unless of course he decides to repair old swiss clocks or other such delicate machinery which requires a little more accuracy!)

I can guess that your husband is using it for the bolts which are on the engine casings or plastic fairings of the bike? These only need to be hand-tightened and can be done in the following method: (Make sure he follows the tightening sequence - if there is one! - outlined in the manual)

For torques of 10 to 30Nm, tighten the screw/bolt/nut by hand and then use the appropiate tool to GENTLY turn the screw/bolt/nut until it stops. In other words, turning the screw until it stops with hardly any presssure. Then turn the screw/bolt/nut a further 30 to 60 degrees. This should be plenty if he is only tightening covers or fairing panels using small M6/M8 screws/nuts/bolts.

For important things like brakes, wheels, internal engine components etc, then ALWAYS use a torque wrench.

Hope this helps.

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Re: need to borrow torque wrench

Hi, Im not sure if its proper protocol to jump on later with a related question, or to open a new thread, but im jumping in here.

Im looking for the type of torque wrench with two beams, on the one beam a needle indicates actual torque on a radial display near the handle. brutsch reuger has mostly the newer style where you set it and it clicks when the setting is reached. they do have two with dial gauges, which i may settle for. im also going for operating range of 0 to 10 Nm. McMaster Carr has them, perhaps ill have to import one if I cant find one here.

thanks for your help
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