Thread: Drive train
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:13 AM
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Default Re: Drive train

Spring tensioners only work if properly lined with already properly lined chain between drive and driven sprockets and the chain must be basically adjusted so it would still work if tensioner wasn't there, the springing down action is a bad thing as Tom mentioned unless the cchain is adjusted so that it can only slack about 1/2 - 3/4" and then all the tensioner is doing is keeping that small amount of slack out when your under throttle.

The only set up I ever tried that gave me fits and headaches was trying to run a spring tensioner, I chunked it and went with an adjustable tensioner/idler set up or none at all and all my problems have been solved, no more chain issues.
I dont always ride WOT, but when I do..I do my best to keep the rubber side down..Ride safely my friends!
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