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Old 03-07-2014, 08:58 PM
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Default Re: Got problems, please help!!

You will have to bend the tensioner bracket to get it perfect. Most times I find they need a twist to get things right. Install it, tighten it down, THEN adjust it. I use a really big crescent wrench but whatever you use, be sure it applies the force where you want it and doesn't bend the frame rail.
After everything is perfect, then I tack weld the tensioner bracket to make it bulletproof.
You also need to be sure your rear sprocket is straight and perfectly centered. Otherwise, there will always be a loose spot in the chain from the sprocket being off center.
Get the bike off the ground and pull the sparkplug so you can easily pedal it to check chain run. Adjust as needed.
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If you can't afford it, build it yourself.
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