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Old 05-19-2011, 04:22 PM
matthurd matthurd is offline
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Default Re: Finally built it but one problem

k so just a recap, take the pulley wheel off, take the idler mounts and hammer em kinda flat, and tighten em onto your bike (like i said i'd advise you get some new bolts for this) to shape them, once they got a shape that is suited for your bike, take a ribbed can, and use the ribbed section to make shims, this gives the plates something to really grab on to.

i'd personally recommend you use the tensioner, as chains will stretch a bit, and your sprocket will get worn a bit (causing what seems like chain stretch), making the adjustments will be much easier with one (getting a perfect alignment is also not very easy on the top and bottom either), and getting just the right length of chain isn't easy either.

that one silly idler negates all of those issues.
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