Torque question – 6Nm
I’m presuming your tightening some rotor bolts?
I have a very expensive Facom screwdriver type torque wrench that I “borrow” from work to fit rotor bolts!
It’s not as tight as you might think, imagine tightening a wood screw and before it gets hard work is about 6Nm (having said that I’m 6’3″ and built like a tank)Posted 9 years agostumpy01Member
IanMunro, only if your standard allen key is 1m long….. 😉
Without a torque driver it is hard to estimate, but geoffj’s recommendation sounds about on the money.Posted 9 years ago
If it’s for rotor bolts, I just bolt them up and then check them regularly. Never had one come loose yet and you have got 5 more holding the rotor on if one does come loose.coffeekingMember
Easy way to work it out, torque = force x distance from pivot…
1 bag of sugar is 1kg. = 9.81N force under gravity.
1 m is 1m, or 3.3ish feet.
6Nm is 2/3 of a bag of sugar on the end of a 1m pole or
6 bags of sugar at 0.1m (9.81*0.1=1 roughly, multiply by 6).
Good hand tight with a normal allen key.Posted 9 years agotandemwarriorsMember
Bit of thread resurrection here.
To test your descriptive powers a little more (seeing as you all did so well above), the main pivot on our Ventana should be 90 in-lbs.
It's a 6mm allen bolt, so with a long allen key I'm estimating 2 fingers pulling tight. Anywhere near correct?
ThanksPosted 7 years ago
Rob (who's too tight to buy a torque wrench)
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