Re: The *BEST* Solution for "THE" tensioner/pulley
2door, Kevlarr, and Venice seem to have experience with both approaches and have a grip. Most of the other guys are just talking through their hat or religious fervor (what else is new).
If you have chosen a good platform it's easy to do without a tensioner and you'll be rewarded with higher reliability and performance. If you went for looks instead of function and ended up with an oddball "problem" bike then you must live with the consequences and the tensioner may be required.
And I can't imagine what these guys who say "you'll have to cut your chain" are talking about. Every install required removing links tensioner or not. Often you wonder if some of the guys have even SEEN a HT let alone installed one.