Originally Posted by Bikeguy Joe
That's what I'm sayin'.
Same with the chain....it SEEMS loose, but if it was tight, then you woudn't be able to get away with much.
I agree, not only that but having too tight of a chain will cause vibration and noise and puts stress on your tensioner which will cause it to fail sooner.
I look at my tensioner not so much as a "Tensioner" but more of a guide for the chain.