how to torque head bolts

5 replies to this topic
  • pablo83

Posted March 18, 2009 - 07:05 AM


I've got the head off my '01 WR426 with the case still in the frame. When I try to torque the camshaft holder back in place, my torque wrench hits the frame. Does someone know of a smaller wrench that will fit? I'd rather not pull the engine out.

  • SoCA_DRZ

Posted March 18, 2009 - 07:09 AM


Would one of these work:


  • William1

Posted March 18, 2009 - 07:20 AM


A 1/4" torque wrench fits fine.

Be sure any torque wrench you use, the value is above 20% of the minimum and 20% below the maximum rating of the wrench. Also on small fasteners, the wrench must be of high quality. If not, you are better off doing it by feel.

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  • Birdy426

Posted March 18, 2009 - 07:31 AM


Many 1/4" torque wrenches will not fit...Try a bicycle shop...Park tools makes some prety sweet stuff...http://www.parktool....gory.asp?cat=13

  • Billua

Posted March 18, 2009 - 08:41 AM


Nice U2 self pic!

  • Birdy426

Posted March 18, 2009 - 11:31 AM


Nice U2 self pic!

Nah...not a self pic (though I would cut off body parts for a ride in the back seat of a two holer)...


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