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Old 05-05-2011, 04:06 PM
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Cheers guys for all the advice, learning as I go. I considered all the brands and today decided to go for the Halfords Pro range. Slightly expensive but i gather the quality is there. Bought a tourque wrench today for 70 from the pro range! Only to find out that will be used for the majority of my Harleys work but still need the next wrench up for the rear axel nut

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Old 05-05-2011, 07:31 PM
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Bought a tourque wrench today for 70 from the pro range! Only to find out that will be used for the majority of my Harleys work but still need the next wrench up for the rear axel nut
I`m asuming you spent 70 on a 3/8 drive torque wrench?
For a sturdy cheap 1/2 drive torque wrench try a SCREWFIX torque wrench, search the site as I can`t put a direct link on here for some reason, but they`re only 16.99 ish. Tough as fook too...

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Old 05-05-2011, 11:17 PM
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I`m asuming you spent 70 on a 3/8 drive torque wrench?
For a sturdy cheap 1/2 drive torque wrench try a SCREWFIX torque wrench, search the site as I can`t put a direct link on here for some reason, but they`re only 16.99 ish. Tough as fook too...
Just clicked the link and searched torque, got Teng Tools 1/2" for 55 and 3/4" for 125..good tools with the same guarantee as Halfords but not 17.

They do list an out of stock cheapie but it is one of those market stall ones that fall to bits just when you need them.

I don't think 70 is too bad for something that should last for a long time..It's down to what you can justify...

I remember back in 1971 my wife bought me a Makita saw for about three times what I would have paid, I replaced six floor joists, refloored 9 rooms built 7 stud walls and repaired the outside of a wooden house as well as making a couple of tree houses for the kids, twenty years and twelve thousand miles away from where she bought it the motor finally burnt out.

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Old 06-05-2011, 07:12 AM
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Cheers guys for all the advice, learning as I go. I considered all the brands and today decided to go for the Halfords Pro range. Slightly expensive but i gather the quality is there. Bought a tourque wrench today for 70 from the pro range! Only to find out that will be used for the majority of my Harleys work but still need the next wrench up for the rear axel nut

Once again, thanks for yer time/knowledge
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Harleys so here goes.......


Socket size for brake pad pins and front Caliper retaining bolts

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Britool Db250 1/4 Af Bi Hex Socket 1/4" Square Drive : Tooled-Up.com


Draper 1/4" 3/8" Square Drive Hi Torq Bi Hexagon Socket : Tooled-Up.com

Make sure all yer spanners have a ring end - far, far better grip on those bolts.

10mm spanner - this is the token metric tool but Vital - for battery bolts.

Spanners:
1/2, 7/16, 9/16, 11/16, 3/8, 5/8 are the most common sizes.
You can get ratcheting spanners with half on on end and 9/16
on the other - VERY handy.

But you will find that smaller and bigger sizes get the use too.

Sockets: same again. Sometimes you need a socket, sometimes a spanner works best, often you
need to hold the bolt with the socket while You loosen/tighten the nut with the spanner.
Cover yourself on both.

14mm spark plug socket.

Oil filter strap socket

Big, big socket sizes like 1 1/16 come in very handy when you start removing
rear axle, removing compensator sprocket. These can fetch 10-15 a socket.
To make sure you buy right, look at the metric/imperial conversion guide in your factory manual
(VERY handy page that), use your metric socket/s as a guide, and go to the shop informed !

3/8 drive breaker bar for some of the above jobs.

Whatever drive you choose, get a little extension bar and a knuckle (bendy bit for tight fits).
A very good quality socket wrench is worth 5 cheap ones

Needle nose pliers - these also fish out nuts that you have dropped

2 Magnetic 'pen' - see above

Quality torque wrench - critical if you get into base gasket job, primary
teardown, etc, but buy one that covers the values you need
(typically 12-160 ft lb)

Leatherman multi-tool

Ratchet screw driver with magnetic bits

Rubber/plastic mallet/hammer

Heavy ''No 1 tool'' skullcrusher hammer for driving out axles, bearing
races with drifts, etc

Allen key set with BALL ends at one end - these let you get to tight allen
heads at an angle

Break out the propane torch and ruin, sorry, *customise* an 11/16 spanner by bending it so
you can hold the clutch adjuster nut while altering the adjustment with allen key.
Without removing outer primary

Torx T25 control housing screws
T27 clutch inspection cover control clamps
T40 front brake disk front wheel hub plate
T45 rear brake disk mounting bolts
fork bracket pinch screws
Allen 6 or 7 mm fork damper tube screw
5/32 sissy bar mounting screws
primary chain inspection cover screws
3/16 primary cover screws
rocker box cover screws
gearcase cover
sprocket cover
sissy bar side plate mounting screws
1/4 front fender bolts
handlebar clamp bolts
eyebrow bolts
coil bracket bolt
left footpeg mount screws
rear master cylinder mounting screws
belt guard mounting screw
primary adjuster screw
5/16 upper engine mounts
front axle pinch bolt
3/8 timing plug

Hex Head 5/16 heat shield worm drive clamps
brake line mounting clips
horn mounting bracket screws
3/8 voltage regulator mounting screws
7/16 coil mounting screws
battery strap nut
brake pedal adjustment screw
10mm horn mounting nut
battery terminal screw
throttle cable adjustment jam nut
1/2 front fender bolt nuts
enricher bracket
front directional signal mounts
mirror mount
coil bracket bolt
brake pedal adjustment screw locknut
9/16 lower front engine mounts
front axle pinch bolt
upper shock mounting bolt
belt tension adjuster screws
upper front engine mount screws
rear engine mount bolts
5/8 front directional swivel nut
spark plugs(Sportys)
11/16 lower front engine mount flange nuts
3/4 front axle nut
lower shock mounting bolt
headlight mounting bolt
7/8 primary chain adjuster screw locknut
15/16 rear axle nut
stem bolt
1 3/8 fork tube cap
Twelve Point 3/8 caliper banjo bolts
rear master cylinder banjo bolt
7/16 front master cylinder banjo bolt
1/2 head screws
Phillips #1 headlight clamp ring
directional signal lens screws
taillight lens screws
#3 ignition module cover screws
#4 air cleaner cover screws
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:18 AM
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Cheers guys for all the advice, learning as I go. I considered all the brands and today decided to go for the Halfords Pro range. Slightly expensive but i gather the quality is there. Bought a tourque wrench today for 70 from the pro range! Only to find out that will be used for the majority of my Harleys work but still need the next wrench up for the rear axel nut

Once again, thanks for yer time/knowledge

If you need 1/2" drive then check the torque setting for the rear axle is well within the range of your existing wrench and if so just buy an adaptor piece but as has already been said big spanners are big for a reason so dont go sticking a huge socket on and swinging on it cos it will break!
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:59 PM
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the best tool is a borrowed tool,

you can break them & return in the toolbox without saying a fekkin word & hope that I don't notice....

my neighbour: can I borrow X?

no, I haven't got one.

Oh, I thought you did.

Yes I did, but you borrowed it & I haven't seen it since....

Oh I must have lent it to *&^& = mad:

I borrowed his Axe & broke it on Oak (you either understand that or you don't)
So I replaced it with a better one: thems the rules for borrowing shit (according to me)

every fekkin year he tells me:this axe ain't as good as my last un.....

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Old 06-05-2011, 03:00 PM
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Never lend anything you'd be sorry not to see again, if someone needs to borrow somethng in that list make sure either the job comes to you or you go with the tools, that way you can be sure the 3 foot scaffold pipe is not applied to your 1/2 inch torque wrench..........
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:32 PM
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They do list an out of stock cheapie but it is one of those market stall ones that fall to bits just when you need them.
I have 1 of those "Cheapies", and its stood up to some serious abuse.
Both working on the bike, and on my car and the wrench still in good mechanical condition. The main thing on my bike I use it for is the rear wheel nut, which has to be torqued to 146Nm Which is why recomended it. As I doubt the OP would use an 1/2" torque wrench more than a couple of times a year on his bike, which is why I suggested an inexpensive generic one.

However I would suggest spending good money on a 3/8" one as that will be more useful when re-building bike engines
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:16 PM
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I'l put my lot in with Halfords Pro stuff.

Also don't overlook Machine Mart as I have some great experiences with their customer care.

Car boot saler-no I'm deadly serious. Just picked up a 13mm snap on spanner and a set of Omega Deep Offset Ring Spanner 6-19mm that lot for a 5!!

I ain't a pro just a eager hobby bod that makes dosh on the side fixing stuff up. Had Omega spanners for 20 years and they are still working fine. Surprised no one has mentioned them

Ebay job lots?

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Old 07-05-2011, 03:36 PM
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If I ever lend anyone anything, it gets written on the whiteboard in front of them. That way they know I know they got it and will get it back. Plus I don't lend electrical / expensive / sensitive tools. As said before: I'd rather go round with it to check it doesn't get abused.
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:35 AM
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Most of our metric stuff is either BETA or FACOM.
a good brass headed hammer
a good nylon headed hammer
both those are essentials when removing outer cases from older bikes when the gasket as turned into something close to a weld. lol
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