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    Torque wrench recommendations

    Im about to change the oil in my RSV and thought it about time I bought a torque wrench. Ive heard they are a must for the Apes.

    I had a browse around the net but not sure what to go for. Having looked at the workshop manual for the RSV looks like I need one with a range of about 10 Nm (oil plug) to 120 Nm (rear axle nut, tightening chain). However I couldnt find anything with both these in the range. I was about to buy 2, a low torque one and a high torque one but thought of asking here first.

    Also is it worth getting one of the more expensive ones (60 +) or is a cheaper one just as good for my needs.

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    I got a used one of ebay not to long ago, they do come in handy. I recon you only need one though you can never have enough tools

    The one i brought covers just about everything on my mille, you sure your rear axle is 120Nm that sounds a bit excessive i think mines only 88Nm and the oil Plug 11Nm.
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    I checked the workshop manual, it does say 120Nm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethelight View Post
    I checked the workshop manual, it does say 120Nm...
    I think mine says that too, but read elsewhere that it should be 90Nm...thats the setting I use on mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprocker View Post
    I think mine says that too, but read elsewhere that it should be 90Nm...thats the setting I use on mine...
    Can anyone else confirm this

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    halfords do 2 for 100. If you get a trade card you can get both for 80
    They come with a lifetime warranty as well

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...0151&langId=-1

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    You'll need a 3/8 drive for calipers and small torques and a 1/2 drive for axle nuts and high torques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethelight View Post
    Can anyone else confirm this
    Sorry your right, it is indeed 120Nm which is 88.4 ft-lb. I got mixed up with the Nm and ft-lb

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