Chain Tensioner chain tensioner pulley alignment

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by dr_clabo, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. dr_clabo

    dr_clabo Guest

    I will search for the pulley (idler) problem next.
    Nothing to address below in search:

    It is not parallel with the chain because the lower arms off the crank are not parallel with the chain (perpendicular to the rear axle) - they are slightly angled outward.

    Just go buy a torch and go at it?

    Shim?

    What might be the expert prescribed and tried & true method?

    Many, Many Thanks in advance,
    Dr_Clabo
     

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    dude, i wasn't trying to be a jerk, i needed to see what we had to do to make things better here for finding existing info, still working on it, sorry for the mini-hassle :???:

    first, make certain wherever you mount the tensioner, it's really on there, if you can move it with anything less than a hammer it's too loose.

    if you have access to an acetylene-wrench, by all means line that sucker up just as good as you can.

    mine is at a pretty good angle, but not so much that i needed to bend it, i just took great care when centering it. it runs in there cockeyed, which makes it noisy, but it's lasted for over a thousand miles so far.
     
  3. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    steel plates in between the brackets will help, l use two plates on the inside and one on the outside, it makes the chain straight. just like using spacers.
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    these pics arent the greates but you should still understand from the pics. by the way pics help if you can post'em, gives everyone a better understanding of what your dealing with.....hope this helps....later
     
  4. dr_clabo

    dr_clabo Guest

    OK - GREAT !

    Thanks azvinnie, I will give that a try Sunday.

    I did fire-up the bike and it seems to be functional.
    I did not really get going fast, perhaps 25mph once.

    Just ran it once. I did not want to miss the break-in window by driving too slow and didn't want to go fast until the idler pulley is properly aligned and secure.

    augidog - No offense taken and sorry if I was a little "wound-up" today.

    This is a great site and my compliments on the super response time.

    Now that I a few a posts under my belt, I hope to post some pics soon too.

    Also, I think that will go online and get another engine. I just wanted to check-out one prior to getting into providing for the whole family. I wanted to make certain that they were all that they were cracked up to be and that installation went smoothly.

    I am sure that the next installation will be smooth(er).

    THANKS AGAIN, IMMENSELY - I DO GREATLY APPRECIATE NOT ONLY THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT, BUT THE MORAL SUPPORT WITHIN THE motoredbikes.com COMMUNITY.

    Thanks a bunch,
    DC
     
  5. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    your welcome from MBc, glad l was able to help ya, anyway im off to the death race 2007 and will post pics and results of the race later to night.....
     
  6. If it helps, I aligned mine by clamping the idler assembly onto the bike, removing the idler pulley and using a large pipe wrench to do the bending...I would bend small amounts at a time an put the pulley back on between bends to see how it aligns....usually takes me 2 or 3 small tweaks to get it right...
    Andrew
     
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