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Old 04-17-2011, 07:26 PM
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Default Re: futillity in motion or not

Maybe it's all semantics to some. I work by pure logic. I see the distinction, and I have put many thousands of miles on many chains. I just feel anyone who calls a rigid idler a chain tensioner is wrong. My opinion, call it what you want. Just that when I see you do it, I see you just doing it wrong. There is a difference. But don't get me wrong, I don't take it to heart really. I just had my fill that night

It's like calling a dial caliper a "mic". I'll chew on your ear about it if I hear it too much lol. I mean no disrespect to anyone

Edit: post all the definitions of tensioner you can Google. I don't care. The stock kit idler does not maintain chain tension. kk.

Last edited by The_Aleman; 04-17-2011 at 07:34 PM. Reason: clarification, as always
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