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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-06-2020, 12:49 AM
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The socket linked in the OP's original post doesn't seem to picture the drive end of the castle socket. I assume it's either 3/8" or 1/2" drive, but the image shown looks to be open ended from my view. The one Rumblestrip linked looks good. Last time I did mine I used a spanner type I bought after getting my bike. Though, I plan on getting one of these castle sockets soon for my next steering head torque check.

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Imho, the socket is just easier to use, & be more accurate, less chance of slipping off. I have both the socket & the spanner. But I’ll add “use what you have” to keep your head bearings torqued.

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The castellated socket is actually quite heavy so be careful not to drop it off the torque wrench as it will put a right dent in anything it hits.
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The socket linked in the OP's original post doesn't seem to picture the drive end of the castle socket. I assume it's either 3/8" or 1/2" drive, but the image shown looks to be open ended from my view. The one Rumblestrip linked looks good. Last time I did mine I used a spanner type I bought after getting my bike. Though, I plan on getting one of these castle sockets soon for my next steering head torque check.
It didn't state it in the link, but it is 1/2" drive.
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1/2" to 3/8" adapter will fix that little problem, lol.

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Mind as well buy two torque wrenches, one in 1/2 and one 3/8. Not like we are cranking 500 ft.lbs on these nuts so you can skip the 1" drive torque wrench.

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Mind as well buy two torque wrenches, one in 1/2 and one 3/8. Not like we are cranking 500 ft.lbs on these nuts so you can skip the 1" drive torque wrench.
3. what about a 1/4" drive for in-lbs?

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I prefer flex beam torque wrenches. Not sexy. But holds calibration.

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36mm is a common socket for GM 4X4 hubs. I've have had an 05, 12 and now 16. I haven't needed any new wrenches on any of them and 36 mm was for my GM trucks (4X4's). Did invest in Japanese international standard (JIS) Phillip screw drivers. They actually work pretty good
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