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If this should be in Troubleshooting or Customization, I apologize. I've been a member of this forum for some time now :pow:, but I don't post much, and this is why...(no insightful information to contribute)

I'm (1) replacing my rear brake pedal, and (2) installing Pazzo shorty levers on my '03 Speed Trip. Do I need to go purchase a torque wrench/wrenches?

I did search, but it seems to be too basic a question to have come up. :embarassed:

Thanks very much. :drink:
 

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I checked the manual and it doesn't look like you have to torque anything, I friend of mine never torques anything, swears by tightening a bolt till it's snug, then giving it a quarter turn.
 

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Snug +1/4 turn is a good rule of thumb - also, most wrenches are appropriately sized for the torque they can reasonably apply without added leverage (ie "cheater bar").

I religiously use a torque wrench on stuff that's expensive to screw up, like triple-clamp bolts/axle pinchbolts, cylinder head bolts, the rear wheel lugnut, etc...some of that stuff is very torque-sensitive. For most 5-8mm fasteners, though, you'll probably round off either the fastener or the wrench before you can break it.
 

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I thought the rule of thumb was tighten it till it gets loose again then back off a quarter turn. :devil:

Lots of stuff doesn't need a torque wrench but watch the sale fliers for Northern Hydraulic or Sears and pick one up when you see a good price. They are invaluable when you need them. Some autoparts shops load tools. You have to leave a deposit but you get it back when you return the tool.
 

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Apex - As said above, to do the jobs you mentioned, a torque wrench is not needed.
As for joining in on discussions, more than half the topics are just BS-ing anyway. Join the fun.

dr_gallup said:
I thought the rule of thumb was tighten it till it gets loose again then back off a quarter turn. :devil:

This is how you learn the hard way.
;D

Lots of stuff doesn't need a torque wrench but watch the sale fliers for Northern Hydraulic or Sears and pick one up when you see a good price. They are invaluable when you need them. Some autoparts shops load tools. You have to leave a deposit but you get it back when you return the tool.
If you want to work on more in depth stuff on your bike, you will need a torque wrench.
 

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Man you guys rock. Thanks for the help. What the hell, maybe I'll post up pictures of my antique ride when I'm done. And it isn't yellow! :horse:
 
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