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    Taffy300

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    Spoke Torque Wrench

    Post by Taffy300 on Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:41 pm

    Has anyone got a proper spoke torque wrench in lb/ft /Nm , or however very little tension is measured ?
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    wolfy

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    Re: Spoke Torque Wrench

    Post by wolfy on Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:31 pm

    Don't you just pinch up the odd one or two that come lose ?
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    Taffy300

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    Re: Spoke Torque Wrench

    Post by Taffy300 on Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:51 am

    I want to true the wheels on 1290, so will need proper torque wrench.

    x.b.b.

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    Re: Spoke Torque Wrench

    Post by x.b.b. on Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:19 am

    I don't know Taffy, but I'd have thought to true a wheel up you'd need a pointer and slacken or tighten various spokes to get it to run correct. So wouldn't that make a torque wrench redundant ?
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    Taffy300

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    Re: Spoke Torque Wrench

    Post by Taffy300 on Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:49 am

    Not according to various you tube vids that are "YES" showing the tightening & slackening of various spokes whilst running them against up/down - side/side pointers, but with it all being based on a push/pull method at some point they will all be tight (theoretically), & let's face it, your not exactly torque'ing down the head on a Scania, so the tension will be very minimal but hopefully correct to KTM settings spec.

    Or better still, does anyone know where they do spoke lacing & true'ing ??
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    juljam33

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    Re: Spoke Torque Wrench

    Post by juljam33 on Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:43 pm

    I got a 1/4 drive that measures deca newtons
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    phil990

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    Re: Spoke Torque Wrench

    Post by phil990 on Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:50 pm

    Buddy boy in Thunder road...
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    Taffy300

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    Re: Spoke Torque Wrench

    Post by Taffy300 on Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:34 pm

    There's a place in Bridgend "South Wales Wheel Builders" & reading about them they seem well pukka !!

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