Keep It Simple Chain Tension-er

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by Stoltzee, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Stoltzee

    Stoltzee Member

    Ever hear the saying "keep it simple stupid"; Well I only had one little peice of metal left, and I wanted a chain tension-er with a spring. Luckily I have the better roller bracket that came with the kit, and # 8 bolts. I wouldn't try this with the cheap one their supplying now. Didn't cost much either.
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  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Good thinking there.

    Does it have the strength it needs?
  3. Stoltzee

    Stoltzee Member

    I'm going to keep an eye on it. I didn't want to buy a 3 foot piece of thicker metal. The bottom mount is pretty stout, and I wet sanded the 2 pieces smooth to eliminate any gap between them, and then applied grease to let it move easily. I also used some old inner tube rubber on the frame, which helps with the seating of the mount, and makes it harder to twist. There's a couple of big washers on the back, so being a short piece of steel?? Before when I wanted to align it I hit it with a small sledge hammer to bend it in. But I am going to keep an eye on it.