Silverline 1/2" Torque Wrench (28-210Nm) £15.25 delivered @ Amazon
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Silverline 1/2" Torque Wrench (28-210Nm) £15.25 delivered @ Amazon

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Found 21st May 2013
Good price for this, cheaper than Lidl version that pops up every now and then (£15.99). Very handy for tightening wheel bolts, and Silverline are a relatively reputable tool manufacturer. Have a few bits and pieces of theirs, and they're good quality.

Chrome vanadium steel torque wrench with torque range of 28-210Nm. Includes 125mm extension bar and 1/2" to 3/8" converter. Includes storage case.

Amazon state different torque ranges in the product description, but I referenced Silverline's website and range is listed as 28-210Nm.

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Bought one of these for a couple of quid more a few weeks ago - invaluable tool if you DIY on car or motorbike.

Nice, shame it's no good for bicycles though as they're super expensive.

Heat

Clarke 1/4" drive 5-25 Nm ones at Machine Mart for £20 if you get there vat free vouchers now and again item code 040210674

whatsThePoint

apart from rebuilding the engine how many/which nuts/bolts do you torque … apart from rebuilding the engine how many/which nuts/bolts do you torque down on a motorbike?


I would have thought the majority of nuts/bolts would have a value attached to them by VM.

All nuts/bolts are "torqued down" - torque being the application of rotational force - it's just how much torque that is the question.

Where there is a set value it makes sense to use it. I haven't seen a service manual yet that said "tighten nut until it feels ok to you".

What's the point of your question? Life getting you down?

Hoppie

Clarke 1/4" drive 5-25 Nm ones at Machine Mart for £20 if you get there … Clarke 1/4" drive 5-25 Nm ones at Machine Mart for £20 if you get there vat free vouchers now and again item code 040210674



Thank, will check it out!

whatsThePoint

so none that you can think of?


Sorry , I was intentionally playing dumb there.

My company design and maintain the Service Maintenance and Repair tool for the UK’s most popular Motorcycle brand (by volume) and every nut and bolt comes with an associated torque rating from Japan.

So yes, I can think of a lot that do…

whatsThePoint

so do you give away this "tool" to everyone who buys this brand of bike … so do you give away this "tool" to everyone who buys this brand of bike or do most people just do the nuts/bolts up until they are tight, i'm sure acting dumb comes naturally to you but its no good saying you have all the details of what each nut/bolt should be torqued down to if the majority of owners who work on this brand of bike don't, which makes a torque wrench a useless tool not an invaluable onedid you include scooters/mopeds/off road bikes when calulating the volume of motorcycles sold?


Ha, always reach for the insults when you are losing a discussion, good tactic, both mature and intelligent

No, surprisingly they don't give away free torque wrenches to customers, and most people will say a torque wrench is something that's worth investing a little more cash in rather than buying the cheapest.

The volume figures include every model the Motorcycle arm of the company produce, ranging from mopeds/scooters through to Superbikes.


Sorry buddy but you picked the wrong fight here, just accept that Manufacturers do supply torque ratings for virtually everything as it's cover for them in the event something is damaged by an end user, and it would be up to the end user (both for peace of mind and legality) if they followed those guidelines.

This data is freely available via their technical support lines by the way.

Enjoy your long weekend...

Original Poster

There is no point arguing with ignorance. I just hope he has nothing to do with the motor industry. Torque wrenches are invaluable and important tools relating to all forms of mechanically propelled vehicles, and anyone who thinks otherwise is clearly demonstrating their lack of knowledge.

Do you think BMW, Yamaha and Airbus technicians just tighten up bolts until "they feel tight" before they leave the factory? Of course not. Every bolt on the vehicle has been torqued to specification.

The 36mm nut on my rear axle requires a torque of 350Nm. Do you think you know the difference between 200Nm and 350Nm? I can guarantee you that you don't. Standard tools wouldn't even get close, the torque wrench I used to do this is nearly 3 foot long and cost me over £150.

This tool is a cheap and easy to use torque wrench that I would feel happy for use with non-critical torquing applications. I'll save my expensive equipment for greater accuracy. So take your crap elsewhere, as you haven't a clue what you're talking about.

I have one of these, was perfect for the job of checking nuts on the caravan, will be a great help when playing with my VFR800 too... oh and the cars, and typically anything that needs either torque setting or just a nice long handle to help...

whatsThePoint

so none that you can think of?



When adjusting the chain tension I use a torque wrench. I have to do it at least once a month.
So yeah, it's invaluable as it means my wheel doesn't fall off when I'm riding my bike.

Now why don't you buy one to tighten the obviously loose screw you have in your head.

whatsThePoint

apart from rebuilding the engine how many/which nuts/bolts do you torque … apart from rebuilding the engine how many/which nuts/bolts do you torque down on a motorbike?



Almost all bolts on a motorbike have a torque setting. The most important ones in general maintenance are the rear axle and the brake caliper bolts. I got a decent torque wrench a few years back and use it a lot more than I thought I would on the bike.

whatsThePoint

i take it this is your other account TH3R4POR or did you ask a troll to … i take it this is your other account TH3R4POR or did you ask a troll to answer the simple question for youplus if you adjusting the chain every month an oiler would be a better investment, so it looks like a lose, lose situation for you loser



Nope, trolling for myself

Are you referring to that magic oiling machine that stops chains stretching? Be a love & go find a good deal on one of those would you?
Oilers are great for making you chain last longer, however there's not much point in having a chain last years if it'll be 3 miles long by then.


Why so angry anyway? Nuts too tight?

whatsThePoint

i've done 5k miles with no need to adjust the chain using an oiler so … i've done 5k miles with no need to adjust the chain using an oiler so foolish of you to waste money in the mean time while waiting for a cheap one, you sound like the angry one, maybe its because you haven't got an nuts to play with?




Don't you have to be over 16 to drive a moped?


And I'm playing with my nuts right now ta very much.

whatsThePoint

i take it this is your other account TH3R4POR or did you ask a troll to … i take it this is your other account TH3R4POR or did you ask a troll to answer the simple question for youplus if you adjusting the chain every month an oiler would be a better investment, so it looks like a lose, lose situation for you loser



You are obviously misinformed, and incorrect with your statements, but is that any reason to be so obnoxious?

WhatsThePoint you have forced me into writing my first post, never before have I read such a load of tosh.
I have had one of these for years and has been worth it's weight in gold.
Great deal, safe riding.
WTP take care on that loose oily chain of yours..

rpg

There is no point arguing with ignorance. I just hope he has nothing to … There is no point arguing with ignorance. I just hope he has nothing to do with the motor industry.


Exactly why I stopped reply

I was offering forward some information and get a wall of aggressive, badly constructed sentences in return.

Each to their own, but what I said previously is fact, as per the maintenance schedule defined by the OEM.
MarkyB77

will be a great help when playing with my VFR800 too...


If you need any servicing info on that drop me a line

These are great tools.

I've just fitted a set of handle bar clamps that need to be torqued to a specific setting...... Otherwise bang goes a $230 set of bar clamps that came from the states.

Also handy for when I get round to rebuilding an engine...

Great price, and an invaluable tool for both the bike and the car. Ignore the muppet saying otherwise.

This was funny.

We said "Jehovah".

This looks like a really good deal the only downside as far as i can see is that silverlines quality control is diabolical, they have some good value products if you get a good one but you really want to see the actual one you intend to buy in the flesh and preferably check out a few and pick the best one, or be prepared to send one back for a replacement if its not up to scratch when it arrives... Just my personal experience.

Mrdom

This looks like a really good deal the only downside as far as i can see … This looks like a really good deal the only downside as far as i can see is that silverlines quality control is diabolical, they have some good value products if you get a good one but you really want to see the actual one you intend to buy in the flesh and preferably check out a few and pick the best one, or be prepared to send one back for a replacement if its not up to scratch when it arrives... Just my personal experience.


I don't think Silverline have any quality control. They just stick their name on it and farm it out.

so should i buy this lol

Mine turned up today, great bit of kit and a lot better quality than expected! Thanks OP.


*Also you get a lifetime warranty if you register the product on their website within 30 days of purchase!

croz123

so should i buy this lol



Definitely if you remove your wheels yourself - not needed if you just take it to the garage every time though

MW3363

Definitely if you remove your wheels yourself - not needed if you just … Definitely if you remove your wheels yourself - not needed if you just take it to the garage every time though


I do everything my self (restoring a motorbike) just realised nothing is torqued just tightened like mad haha

Just remember how many times you turned it one way, then turn it the same number of times back afterwards - simples.

Neckbeard

Just remember how many times you turned it one way, then turn it the same … Just remember how many times you turned it one way, then turn it the same number of times back afterwards - simples.



Hm, no - this is not the case. A few mm can make a huge difference in torque.

I really hope I never buy a vehicle from some of the people on here that don't use torque wrenches!

"I can't understand why it vibrated loose - it felt nice and tight!"

whatsThePoint

without using a torque wrench i've done 500k+ miles including speeds at … without using a torque wrench i've done 500k+ miles including speeds at up to 200mph without a problem, which i'm sure you agree proves they aren't needed, also unlike you i don't run my chain to tight so i never had a problem with that either


It proves you've not needed one, yet. Here's hoping the ones you've over or under tightened aren't essential!

P.s. you realise that the phrase "up to 200mph" means nothing at all? I'm doing up to 200 mph sat on my couch.

Not more on "the chain that doesn't stretch" from Mr Torquemada.

Ooh, someone deleted themselves/posts - WhatsThePoint of that then?

worthinger

Ooh, someone deleted themselves/posts - WhatsThePoint of that then?



His IoM mates probably pointed out he was being his usual obnoxious self.

Mates?!
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