Chain Tensioner My idler wheel broke and i was wondering if it was ok to run the bike without it

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hunter

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Im thinking about taking 1 link out of the chain to make it fit on the bike without the idler wheel. Would this be a good idea or will it cause problems?.
 


azbill

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if you an make it run with no idler, it is best :D
very few are able to get away with it unfortunately
 
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mickey

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Check your chainstay clearance. Just because it clears with the bike at rest doesn't mean it will clear in motion. My skyliner has about 1/8'' without the tensioner so chain slap shreds the stay if I leave it out..
 
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hunter

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If i take a link out of the chain the chain will be real tight. Will the chain be ok if i ride it when its tight?
 
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fetor56

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If u take a link out of the chain to run it "real tight" it's going to put unwarranted stress on other components.To me it's better to ditch the supplied chain-tensioner and opt for a much better one....something that's originally meant for a trail bike/trials bike.
I use a trail bike chain-tensioner and once setup u never need to worry about the chain again.Also use a KMC 415H motorcycle chain....that's MUCH better than the crappy Chinese original.

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mikesbike

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If you find you need the tentioner wheel, get a inline skate wheel and modify it for your use. It will work much better than the original. You can find threads on the topic using the search.
 
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alesterfeind

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I run mine fairly tight with no tensioner. It's got about 1/2 inch play. I works great, but I got lucky that mine lined up just right.
 
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