Is the upgraded tensioner any better?

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  1. rimotorbiker

    rimotorbiker New Member

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    Im getting a 80cc engine kit and it say upgraded tensioner with bearings is it any good?I also ordered a spring one from tractor supply.
     
  2. matt167

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    spins easier, but the wheel on the TSC tensioner is way better..
     
  3. Tinsmith

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    rimotorbiker, The spring tensioner from TSC is good, but you might find that you have to obtain a stronger spring. I had to modifiy my quite a bit to fit my bike, and just added a regular spring to pull from the back side. It worked well, and I eventually removed the roller and went to a sprocket which has been great. A lot of guys seem to be going to the t-shirt shims which make a lot of sense. I might try them on a second build. Good Luck
     
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    I have a TSC wheel and spring and couldn't come up with an effective setup so I went bak to the original wheel. DAX kit came with wheel with a bearing it works fine. I may try to engineer a better mount for the TSC wheel/spring later on.
     
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    can you use the tsc wheel on the stock tensioner mount matt?
     
  6. marvin martian

    marvin martian New Member

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    The stock mounting bracket for the tensioner can be used, with some modification. I used the stock bracket with the tractor supply tensioner and spring. I would think it could also be adapted for use in the location intended by the kit manufacturers.
     

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    Have you had any problem with the chain hitting together that looks kinda close?
     
  8. marvin martian

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    Good eye, rimotorbiker. I do need to take another link out of the chain, as it does slap together sometimes. I haven't done it yet because I ordered a new clamshell adapter and sprocket from Creative Engineer. Have not installed it yet, though. I am thinking of getting a 36 tooth from Jim, I currently have a 34 tooth.
     
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    Thanks for sharing the pic marvin im thinkin of ideas from it right now.
     
  10. marvin martian

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    No problem, that is what this forum is all about! I have been thinking about reversing the spring tension and letting the tensioner pull down on the bottom run of the chain.
     
  11. rimotorbiker

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    Post some pics when your done.I cant wait ill keep an eye out. Ill do the same
     

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