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Old 03-16-2010, 04:46 PM
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Default Re: What's the real reason for Chain Tensioners

Two words "Rubber Bands" not the small ones, but the big white thick ones, like those that come with punching balloons. Cut one and wrap it around where your going to put the tensioner clamp. Then tighten that puppy down good. It almost seals the thing in position. When I try to adjust(laterally) my tensioners now, they just spring back into the place, a miracle... or just good whitey wiring, redneck engineering, etc.

I guess what I'm pointing out is more ingenuity has come from these bad mechanically designed little problems that we all share. I for one have redesigned the tensioner hundreds of times in my head, but my rubber band has still been the quickest fix ever.
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