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Old 02-16-2012, 08:36 PM
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Default Re: benefits/ disadvantages of tensioner-less chain?

I always run a tensioner. A proper spring-loaded tensioner keeps things going without headaches for a long time.

It can also aid in maintenance, sometimes facilitating easier removal of the rear wheel or components.

A tensioner is just a fix for something that was engineered improperly.
Almost every automotive timing belt or chain system designed for longevity uses a tensioner
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