Bonneville Efi Se 2011, Torque Settings, Wrench, Fitting Accessories

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  1. andyb3456

    andyb3456 New Member

    May 4, 2018
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    Hi, Looking for help please? Need Torque settings for 2011 Bonne SE & thoughts on Halfords Adv. Torque Wrench 3/8" Sq. drive, 12-60N.m.? Bought: Panniers,eng. bars,sump guard,grips &summ screen in sale. Need torque wrench to complete? concern torque wrench starts 12N.m. is this okay? Help&feedback is most appreciated? Also, are these accessories easy to install with sidestand only? ATB Andy
     
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    andyb3456 New Member

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    Hi Dozers Dad, Many thanks for your reply and help. Kind Regards Andy
     
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  3. Hack Driver

    Hack Driver Well-Known Member

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    Hi Andy - Welcome to the forum! I just took a quick scan of my service manual for a 2012 America (lot of similar parts). There are torque settings from 1 Nm to 132 Nm. Probably at least half of the fixings are less than 12 Nm. I'm a bit of a freak about torquing bolts properly, because I hate wasting the time when I do break one - not to mention the aggravation. I have one really good digital torque wrench that is a 3/8" drive for most of my serious work. But I keep a cheap 1/4" drive torque wrench for the small stuff and for tight spaces. I also have a cheap 1/2" drive. Even most of the cheap ones will be reasonably close to your required setting.

    Since you're talking about torquing bolts (great idea!), you might want to get a manual for your bike. I haven't used the Haynes manual for motorcycles, but I imagine they have the torque settings. The Triumph manuals cost a small fortune, but they have all of the correct information.

    The parts you listed are probably all pretty easy to do with only a sidestand, but you might utter a few choice words while trying to work low on the left side of the bike. If your parts are OEM Triumph, you can put the part numbers into this site and get the instructions you need, and they should have all of the torque settings. https://www.triumphinstructions.com/
     
  4. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Have a look here
     
  5. andyb3456

    andyb3456 New Member

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    Hi Hack Driver, Many thanks for your help and info. Are you able to recommend a cheap 1/4 inch torque wrench for under 12 Nm settings please? BR Andy
    Many thanks Crispy, very useful upload
     
  6. Hack Driver

    Hack Driver Well-Known Member

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    Hi Andy - Sorry, but I'm on the wrong side of the big pond to know the brands being sold in the UK. Over here we have a 'cheap' tool company called Harbor Freight. They have ridiculously cheap torque wrenches which sell for $20 US regardless of the size. I'm willing to buy them, because I have a testing device to make sure they are close to their settings. Some of them are nowhere near calibration, so you just take them back and exchange them. I looked at the UK Amazon site and I see one called a Draper 78639 which looks like my 1/4" wrench, but that isn't a recommendation. I looked at the reviews and none of these people mentioned that they checked the calibration. Dozer's Dad suggested the Halfords Advance tools and their prices really aren't that bad. As mentioned, I invested in a good 3/8" digital readout model (manual adjustment ring) which is my 'go to' torque wrench.

    I would take some time and read online or magazine reviews, check YouTube, etc. and make sure you're buying something that people recommend because the calibration is within a few percent (+/- 2% to 4%). You also need to worry about getting 2 (?) wrenches that will cover the range of torque settings that you need. After someone breaks a few bolts off or kills a few bearings, they come to realize that a torque wrench is probably the single most important tool they own - and well worth the cost. If you're going to do your own work, compare its cost to the cost of any chrome, carbon, r electronic accessory for which you would gladly pay the same money.
     
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  7. andyb3456

    andyb3456 New Member

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    Hi Hack Driver, Many thanks for all your help, Best Regards Andy
     
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    andyb3456 New Member

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    Hi Crispey, Many thanks for all your help. Best Regards Andy
     
  9. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    A pleasure! By the way this is the torque wrench I have, it’s about half the price I paid for it.
     
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