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Old 11-22-2006, 12:10 AM   #14
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Traveler
Oddometer: 5,218
The idea is to stretch the bolt, locking it. That's why you only use it only once and why the air wrench works so well is cause it stretches the bolt better than the torque wrench and assures you that the bolt is absolutely tight. This is also why it can come loose if you reuse the bolt.

I get it that this isn't the KTM way but I have been changing countershafts since before there was KTM(on my Penton).

In the old days we used a hammer driver for the same reason with good results.

We were racing and to poor to buy new hardware. Or own an airwrench.
Someone else has been down this road?
We didn't have a torque wrench either but managed to run 6 -8 enduros and who knows how many MX's a year...for so many years.
We always finished, just not first.
Bill in Tomahawk, WI
'02 KTM 640 Adventure-lowered
"On the road there are no special cases."
Cormack McCarthy-The Crossing

The faster it goes the faster it breaks.
And high performance=high maintenance.
Bill Shockley

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