Cordless impact to loosen tight bolts and screws?

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11/12/2017 5:37 AM

Does anybody use a cordless impact? I have a makita that would make it sooo easy to take out bolts especially subframe bolts and things that are tighter..

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11/12/2017 6:37 AM

I use one all the time. No issue with it. You can use them to tighten bolts also. I start bolts by hand, to eliminate the possibility of cross threading. Then, I snug it with the rattle gun, and give a final torque by hand.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

11/12/2017 7:37 AM

I have a little 3/8 snapon one. Works great. Youll never go back to turning ratchets

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2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 Suzuki GSXR 600

11/12/2017 8:19 AM

So you have a impact that would make things easier and instead of trying it out, you seek advice on a message board?



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11/12/2017 11:40 AM

Mostly to remove. I don't think they are a very good deal for 6mm threaded bolts.

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The older I get, the faster I was.

11/12/2017 2:59 PM

Great for ramming home those shroud bolts into the radiators.

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If you're not mixing gas, you're not haulin ass.

11/13/2017 3:01 AM

If I'm in a real hurry, I'll remove them with a cordless impact drill, but back on with a T-handle or wrench.

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"Nothing happens until something moves"

11/13/2017 10:17 AM

One of my favorite tools ever. T-handles gather dust now..............

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11/13/2017 4:35 PM

BobPA wrote:

I use one all the time. No issue with it. You can use them to tighten bolts also. I start bolts by hand, to eliminate the possibility of cross threading. Then, I snug it with the rattle gun, and give a final torque by hand.

This. It's one of those things that once you do it that way, you can't imagine NOT doing it that way.

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Positively, absolutely 110% obsessed with anything MOTO.

11/15/2017 8:17 AM

I have used my cordless impact for years and no problems with stripping or crossthreading. I use a Porter Cable 20V, I do not attempt to torque the bolt but run them in and check them with a T handle but 9 times out of 10 they are tight. Never had one back off while riding either

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11/16/2017 4:58 PM

I just start by hand, T-handle to run it in, then a torque wrench to finish. And yes, I torque EVERYTHING

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11/16/2017 5:14 PM

I use one to remove bolts and nuts, but not to install them as you have no control on the amount of torque being applied.

Paw Paw

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11/17/2017 7:07 PM

harescrambled wrote:

I just start by hand, T-handle to run it in, then a torque wrench to finish. And yes, I torque EVERYTHING

so you even torque the plastic bolts to the 7ft pounds then wonder why the snap?











Im kiddinglaughing laughing

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2009 RMZ 250 (sold)
2004 LTZ 400
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11/17/2017 7:32 PM

Only if you don't mind all your bolts getting beat up and the zinc plating getting hammered off in short order...It's one thing to use them in construction, where you are installing a bolt/screw ONE time, but repeated use makes them look like crap...

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11/18/2017 12:48 PM

Marty1028 wrote:

so you even torque the plastic bolts to the 7ft pounds then wonder why the snap?











Im kiddinglaughing laughing

Actually, I do torque the bolts for my plastics, but then, I beat the snot out of mike bike and shit doesn't ever fall off it.

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Many thanks to everyone helping me out this GNCC season: SRT Offroad, Acerbis, FCR Suspension, O'Neal Racing, Evans Waterless Coolants, Rekluse, Twin Air, Braking Brakes, Carbsport

Profile image credit Ken Hill Photography