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Old 06-05-2009, 01:07 AM
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Default Re: Spring-loaded chain tensioner

Hey Airbuzz remember that when you shim it your taking slack on the top and bottom. What I mean is a 1/16" shim is really taking up 1/8" of chain. So maybe you don't need as big a shim as you thought. Also flyJSH's idea of just shiming the rear mount spacer seems like a good idea too. I think I'd use washers though just so they supported a bigger area on the soft aluminum. A shim takes alot of slack out try just putting a popsickle in there to test it. Your bike will ride alot smoother with no tensioner.
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