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Torque Settings (street Triple).

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by BB3Lions, Sep 10, 2018.

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  1. BB3Lions

    BB3Lions If only your mum had swallowed
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    M8 1.25 30 they are. £4 each for the quality ones or like you said £5 for a handful of dodgy ones :)
     
  2. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    They aren't dodgy though mate. Buying bolts from a bike dealer is a good way to piss a lot of money away.
    Toolstation sell 50 x stainless M8 X 25mm for less than £7.
    Unfortunately, is sounds like you need 30mm?
     
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  3. BB3Lions

    BB3Lions If only your mum had swallowed
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    8 x 1.25 x 30mm
     
  4. Tricky-Dicky

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    I know when i was a youngster and just learning my way around bikes (started with push bikes until i was 15) but feeling your way around tightening and loosening nuts and bolts is not exactly difficult, it only takes a couple of sheard bolts to get the idea of just how much tension to give it without breaking.

    I despair at the number of posts i see on various forums asking about torque wrenches and settings, i guess its the way the world is going, nobody seems to do much of their own maintenance or willing to learn any of the skills necessary, common sense is a thing of the past.....along with bolts that are not made of cheese.;)

    This is not a dig at the OP by the way just an observation.
     
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  5. BB3Lions

    BB3Lions If only your mum had swallowed
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    Back int day I used to service my own car, started with a Lada Riva 1200, fiesta Mk1 & did everything possible. Then technology took over & is what it is, you become detached & lazy.

    This imho is a precise engineered machine & although the parts I touch are day-to-day it's necessary to ensure the correct settings are applied with the right tools. By doing so it's ensuring parts don't fall off when you're riding at High speed,- which mine were lol

    One thing is for sure, by doing such tasks, ensure you're not putting your life in the hands of a mechanic you're actually doing the most important thing which is learning and understanding your machine.
     
  6. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    #26 Dozers Dad, Oct 12, 2018
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    Apparently not if you have learning difficulties & a freshly calibrated torque wrench? o_O

    :cool: :p :cool: :p
     
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  7. BB3Lions

    BB3Lions If only your mum had swallowed
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    All sorted, bar raised & rotated. :)

    Spongy rear brake to. tomorrow now oi oiiiiii
     
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