Chain Tensioner Tensioner on stock HT

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by geebt48cc, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. geebt48cc

    geebt48cc Member

    :detective: Hey room. Can anyone tell me how many miles the stock chain tensioner will last on a stock HT? I do keep the grease slapped to the chain. That's one of the big worries I have is riding for very long distances?



  2. happycheapskate

    happycheapskate Active Member

    I don't know, but the tensioners are only $10 to 20, so you should buy a spare.

    I mounted mine on the pedal side, to even out the 2 chains, so it should last me a really long time.

    If its necessary for your design build, just keep an eye on it to make sure all the bolts are tight, and make sure the bearing/bushing stays lubricated. When it gets some slop in it or wear in the plastic, just change it out to be safe.

    I am just guessing, but I bet it will last 500 miles or more if not kept under a lot of tension.

    If you ride long distances, see the threads on tool bags and keep a spare chain with you.
  3. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    mine lasted about ten seconds before the thread stripped.

    then about 2000km of sheer neglect when i welded it in place.

    now replaced with a modified skateboard wheel :)
  4. geebt48cc

    geebt48cc Member

    Ok, Well, guess I'll keep on coaching it along ....................Uno, one must keep in mind that this is made of wonderful China metal? That's why I was trying to get some kind of background on this little piece.

    See, it would be the pits to be so many miles away, and it just disintegrates.

  5. happycheapskate

    happycheapskate Active Member