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Old 05-05-2011, 06:27 AM
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Default Re: Chain Tension Idea

I have great luck with my stock style tensioner.

Set the height of the roller dependant on how close the tensioner is to the sprocket. You can fine tune that distance to your heart's content! As far as alignment, you can adjust the stock one well enough with bracket and roller reversal and tilting, almost 1/4" - 1/2" of room to align with. As well, you can use a tensioner from above. Done right, using 1 stock tensioner you can adjust to compensate for 1.5 - 2 full link "segments" (link and half link = 1 link "segment"). With a second tensioner above you can adjust it at LEAST twice that, which opens up single chain and multiple sprocket combination for "on the fly as it gets" sprocket changes.
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