Re: New Dude From Atlanta
We all have or had problems with the kit chain tensioner. In fact we have all had problems with just about everything that comes with the engine kits. Long story short everything in the kits is junk, sometimes the engine too. Replace the tensioner with an after market component or don't use one at all.
The pinion gear on the clutch? I assume you mean the engine drive gear. If so It should last a good long time. Check to make sure your drive sprocket and rear sprocket are lined up. Pics are always helpful.
I don't even buy the kits anymore, I just buy an engine and fill in the rest with quality after market components or make custom components. If ther is anything I can do just drop me a line.