Originally Posted by CycleTyrant
Thanks guys, i really appreciate all of the help. hopefully there will be no problems after this one because Ive been doing more work then riding since i got it. Is the tensioner needed for the bike to run properly?
Many run without a tensioner, as long as you can get the chain aligned and adjusted with correct tension you will be good.
Search search on the topic you'll come up with many results concerning the idler/tensioner.