using (or not) a chain tensioner

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by kjparker, May 6, 2008.

  1. kjparker

    kjparker Member

    HI

    I shortly will be starting my ht build. I have seen pics where people have used a tensioner, and others where they havent used one.

    If i can get the chain tension correct, without using one is that ok? Or should i use one regardless?

    Has anyone (in Australia) come across a spring loaded tensioner?
     

  2. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

  3. HBLOCAL

    HBLOCAL Guest

    Chains

    IF YOU GET THE MOTOR CHAIN ON FIRST AND ADJUSTED AND THE THE BIKE CHAIN WON'T FIT AND CANNOT BE CUT TO SIZE GET YOURSELF TWO I/2 LINK BMX CHAINS AND JOIN THEM TOGETHER AND THEN CUT AS NEEDED.
     
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  4. kjparker

    kjparker Member

    Yep, thats what I would love to get, however, finding one in Australia, could prove to be difficult. Not going to stop me looking though! :)
     
  5. wayde

    wayde Guest

    i set everything up shortened the motor chain till it was a little biit too tight then took everything off (motor) and shaved the spacer for the rear mount a very little re assembled and tested, repeated the whole process untill the chain was the right tension, shaving a little at a time
     

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