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Default Confidence tourqing smaller fasteners.

I stumbled across the only way I have found to easily assure I am not over or under tightening the smaller screws and bolts on my ride.
Bikemaster.com has digital torque adapters that attach to the ratchet similary to a extension. I was not able to find any other way to reliably deal with inch pound values. I bought their 1/4 inch model and once I saw how well it was made and functioned I ordered the 3/8 one. I have a great Craftsman digital torque wrench I bought on sale as they closed the local mall store but most of the values I need on my bike are at the lowest end of it’s range.
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You talking about these?

https://bikemaster.com/motorcycle-to...h-adaptor.html

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I haven't found anything like this before and they are much cheaper than a complete torque wench in the same ranges.
Do you know of any weaknesses with these?
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This is all the confidence I need.
No batteries needed, no waiting on a click that may come too late.
1/4” Drive - Beam Torque Wrench Range: 0-80 in/lbs



1/2“ Drive - Beam Torque Wrench Range: 0-150 ft/lbs

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Default Your right but...

I looked for a extended period of time for inch pound wrenches and would have jumped on that type if I could have found them for sale anywhere. These adapters actually beep at you as you approach the desired value you set it at.
Back in the day those you pictured were the only type available and there's no denying the simplicity and reliability of them. Besides being a reprobate gearhead I'm also a tech junky. I probably spent too much on tools but I enjoy working on my ride a lot.
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Hey, you can Never have too many tools.

I just did a search.
Home Depot, Lowes, Grainger..
They are for sale by many retails selling in/lb beams.
I bought mine at Auotzone of all places..
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