The motorcycle just like any other vehicle has a wide variety of threaded connections. Any fasteners in a motorcycle require compliance with a certain torque. To tighten the threaded connection with the required force, I use a special torque wrench for motorcycles. Because half- or non-tightening of the fastener may lead to its unwinding due to vibrations, and the constriction can lead to thread’s failure. These small tools won’t let it happen.
Motorcycle torque wrench: my buying advice
Any motorcycle has joints with different torque from very small to large values. With professional motorcycle maintenance, you won’t do just with a standard tool. The most common accuracy rates of torque wrenches for motorcycles come in the range from 8 to 40 Nm, although there are certain connections in the range from 40 to 150 Nm.
However, I strongly recommend buying torque wrenches of two or three different ranges with the overlapping torque range. For example, I own the following torque wrenches for motorcycles:
- 5-25 Nm;
- 20-110 Nm;
- 40-210 Nm;
For delicate kinds of projects pick the instruments with smaller ranges. Do not forget that in their extreme values all these tools have a greater error percentage than in the middle of the range, so you should buy torque wrenches with overlapping ranges.
How to use one of these instruments when you repair the motorcycle? The fasteners need to be twisted within 2-3 times in order to avoid the thread’s breakage and to transfer the most accurate value to the fasteners.
And, at last, check my pick of 5 best torque wrenching tools for motorbikes:
- TEKTON 24335;
- ACDelco ARM601-3;
- TACKLIFE ¼ inch drive wrench;
- EPAuto ½ tool;
- Tusk Spoke WR 150;
Each model has pros and cons that I will disclose further in this review. Please keep on reading, ask any questions that you want and subscribe to this website if you like the content here. I also uploaded the video that demonstrates the strong points of this specific tool.
Video Tutorial: Using a Torque Wrench for Motorcycles
I hope that my buyer’s guide has helped you find a torque wrench that will solve any tech problems.