Chain Tensioner Over the chain tensioner

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by jhendrix, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. jhendrix

    jhendrix New Member

    I have #41 chain on the drive side so I'm going to attempt to get rid of the tensioner tomorrow and get rid of the drag and annoying noise it makes. Any suggestions or tips for me would be greatly appreciated.

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    In my experience, it is the weight of the chain itself that causes drag when pedaling & improper installation of chain & tensioner that makes more than usual noise. If the chain has already stretched a bit, you can go without the tensioner, but you better be sure your sprocket has been ground thin enough at the tooth ends to center the chain without the help of the tensioner to point it in the right direction.
  3. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    it did it again.

    i refuse to retype everything i just wrote.

  4. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    abbreviated form.

    heavy duty bmx "half link" chain.
    needs a chain tool.

    fix idler wheel to hi-ten M8 bolt, double nutted.

    weld bracket on stay. try to run slot horizontal...

    bolt idler onto bracket with thick washers.

    springs dont work on clutch start.

    some frames dont need tensioner at all.