Originally Posted by crabdance
Hey Joe, Glad to know that I'm not the only one doing this. "adjusting" the tensioner made a lot of difference and I'm glad that I took that route. Looks like it is a good fix.
A lot of folks have problems with the tensioner....If you make sure it is square with the chain run front to rear, and is supporting the chain evenly across the width of the links, plus never have less than 3/4" play, you should not have problems.
Also, for best results make sure the chain run is straight...do whatever is needed to make sure the front and rear sprocket line up with a straight run of chain between them. Sit on the ground behind the bike to look down the run.