Chain Tensioner Chain Tensioner / Silencer for Stretch Setups

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gone_fishin

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i built this roller from local hardware, little taiwanese ball-bearings for $3.50 ea, some thrust washers, bit of hardware & some heater hose. boy is it ever quiet!

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a 5/8" length of heater hose is the rolling surface...overnight it was great, so i got a wild hair you-know-where & decided to fix the top chain-run's tendancy to "harmonize", it gets pretty squirrelly at 19-20mph. both dan and i have had chain damage because of this.

i grabbed a couple "brackets" and headed for the hardware store for more stuff
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here's where i'm at right now, haven't even tried it yet
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time to go back to jack's for a spring, more soon...i hope.
 


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gone_fishin

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it works better than expected...it absorbs that start-off chugging, and it all but eliminates decceleration backlash :D

i'll report on how the heater hose holds up.
 
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gone_fishin

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thanks, iRide'...it sure does, & the style is right-on!
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the run from the tensioner to the engine sprocket is consistently straight & true
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i do believe i've solved the problem 8)
 
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gone_fishin

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yes, you may :p

glad you like it, dude :D

boy, it sure is fun playing around in "wild in the streets" :devilish: 8)
 

srdavo

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augidog said:
yes, you may :p

glad you like it, dude :D

boy, it sure is fun playing around in "wild in the streets" :devilish: 8)

nice looking modification! way outside the box!!

great job.
 
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gone_fishin

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srdavo said:
way outside the box!!
that's me! :p

thanks, bro...she's really coming together :D

i'm sure glad these vehicles are so tiny, because they still are money-pits, just tiny ones, thankfully :LOL: :LOL:

cost of this mod: $19 8) 8)

(now, 'scuse me please...i'm off on a long ride)
 
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OldPete

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Slick solution for a long chain run.

First I've seen of the shock suspended seat. That is first rate!
 
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gone_fishin

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yeah, pete, i been busy, check my new gallery & the traveling & riding sections to see :)

how's the build going?
 
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