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torque wrench for the holidays?

my son bought a new gsxr 750
i have a ft/lb craftsman beam that was my dad's
thinking we wioll need an in/lb for the bike
any suggestions

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Look on ebay, there's a bunch of in/lbs. torque wrenches if thats what you need. Call the local dealer and ask them what they use.
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I would just go get another craftsman wrench to match the one you have
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Before you decide on a torque wrench, take a look at the digital type. They utilize a strain gauge, and electronics for the readout. More accurate than the "click" type, although you get what you pay for. Most of the "click" type on the market seem to use a lot of plastic components, and probably won't hold up with any more than occasional use. If you purchase a used wrench, consider getting it calibrated. It's hard to tell whether it was cared for, or abused. A few years ago, I purchased a couple of new Craftsman "click" type wrenches from Sears. I used to calibrate torque wrenches at my job before I retired, so I checked them out. One was fairly close, and one was out of tolerance by about 25% and needed adjustment. I was able to adjust it, but a new wrench shouldn't require it. Buying those wrenches was a mistake. Since then, one has failed completely and is useless. Not sure if Sears will replace it or not. Whatever you buy, treat it gently, and if a "click" type, turn down the torque adjustment to about 20% of it's range when you are done using it.
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thanks for the input
think i may go for an armstrong
a little pricy but it should be arond for generations
happy holidays
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