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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2017, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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Torque wrench question

I am preparing to check swingarm pivot bolt torque. Reviewing the shop manual Section 14 it states "when using the lock nut wrench, use a deflecting beam type torque wrench 20 inches long". Got me to wondering:

1. Why wouldn't ANY type torque wrench be ok for this procedure? Is it something to do with using the lock nut wrench?

2. Why 20" specified? i.e. wouldn't a SHORTER or LONGER wrench get the job done properly?

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