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Old 01-29-2011, 08:57 PM
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Default Re: Build two runs, but I need tensioner help

My welded design can be easily duplicated with a piece of 3/16' X 1" steel flat stock, a couple of clamps and a drill. The slot for the adjustment on mine was done on a Bridgeport mill but the same can be done by a method called chain drilling where you drill holes adjacent to each other then file the slot smooth. A little more labor, I agree but this concept is far superior to the kit supplied bolt on tensioner bracket. As has been posted hundreds of times before, the kit bracket is an accident waiting to happen. Find an alternative that you're capable of fabricating. You'll be proud of the results. The single most important thing is to make sure the tensioner wheel is aligned with the chain path so it guides the chain onto the rear sprocket correctly.
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