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Old 02-04-2011, 11:44 PM
matthurd matthurd is offline
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Default Re: after market chain tensioner?

Originally Posted by Skarrd View Post
you can also manage to get the bike to run without the tensioner.

i used it for a little bit, then after i got the bike running smoothly i took the tensioner off, shortened the chain a little and now run with out it...
my worksman disagrees :s

i had originally done this but after riding it for 4 miles i checked to see how everything was doing and it had already done some serious damage to my bikes frame from rubbing, and i moved the tire as far to the right as possible just to get the clearance to make it ridable at all still couldn't get the bottom section to not rub with out a tensioner.