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Offline interactive3

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Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2015 - on)
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2016, 06:50:00 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2015 - on)
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2016, 11:28:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by flampie [+]
I've a question.
How important is it to apply the correct torques?
...i see plenty of "professionals" do it without torque wrenches (tyre guy, garage guy, Even the Triumph guy, ...).
Sometimes, it can be critically important -- other times, not so much.
Professional mechanics work with wrenches and fasteners every day and learn the differences between torque specs -- they also tend to use appropriately sized tools for the fastener and torque spec (large tools for big/heavy; small tools for small/light).
They also tend to learn the consequences of not being attentive to (important) torque specs...  :003:
Of course, there's nothing better than being exact -- but, veteran mechanics may have a good sense of what torque is required - when.
An old mechanic once told me: "They were building motorcycles long before they were making torque wrenches."  :002:
 
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Offline Tiger Rev

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Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2015 - on)
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2016, 01:59:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by AvgBear [+]
Sometimes, it can be critically important -- other times, not so much.... veteran mechanics may have a good sense of what torque is required - when.

And sometimes even they screw up.  I have a friend in Alaska who headed down the Alcan after having his bike serviced in Anchorage (his home).  Somewhere in the middle of nowhere his rear brake caliper came off and took out half his spokes while he was cruising about 70mph.  He managed to get the bike stopped but it did about $5000 of damage (including a new swing arm).  The dealer mechanic had forgotten to torque the bolts on the caliper.  They did pick up the cost of repairs.


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Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2015 - on)
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2016, 08:51:37 AM »
Forgetting to retighten caliper bolts is a very  common fault by mechanics


 
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, however, there is.

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Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2015 - on)
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2017, 01:04:32 AM »
*Originally Posted by Jamstealer [+]
Forgetting to retighten caliper bolts is a very  common fault by mechanics

I'll remember that! Another reason I prefer to do my own maintenance if possible.

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Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2015 - on)
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2017, 11:40:13 AM »
Thanks for that much appreciated !!

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Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2015 - on)
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2017, 02:43:01 AM »
Brill, thanks for uploading

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Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2015 - on)
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2017, 02:44:05 AM »
*Originally Posted by Jamstealer [+]
Forgetting to retighten caliper bolts is a very  common fault by mechanics


 
True that, first hand experience!

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Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2015 - on)
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2017, 10:36:16 AM »
Thank you, downloaded, printed and filed away  :028:
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Re: Tiger 800 Torque Specifications (2015 - on)
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2017, 03:47:45 PM »
Thx,

Just what I needed (doing brakepads next weekend)

Lon

 


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