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Old 06-04-2009, 10:42 PM
FlyJSH FlyJSH is offline
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Default Re: Spring-loaded chain tensioner

Originally Posted by Junster View Post
I'm new to this forum. I was just wondering if you guys have tried shiming the rear motor mount with aluminum sheet so you don't need a tensioner?

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I did something similar. On the rear mount, I added a nut on each stud as a spacer between the engine and the tube clamp. I took out a couple of links (a half link would give you a little more flexibility), moved the rear axle, and was good to go .

120 miles on it so far and the chain seems fine.
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