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post #1 of 5 Old 05-27-2007, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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chain tensioner

Has anyone tried to install a chain tensioner on their Wee? Seems like it would keep the chain at a constant tension and give better chain life.

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-30-2007, 02:24 PM
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I do not think you need a chain tensioner these days .Modern good quality X or O ring chains with a lubeman should be all you need, well lubricated chains do not " stretch" as they do not wear nearly as fast. Chains that are over tight are a bigger problem ,losse is better than tight.Clean your chain, spend the money on a lubeman set it up adjust your chain and RIDE.

This is provided your sprockets are aligned correctly.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-02-2007, 11:37 PM
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what's a lubeman?
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-03-2007, 08:58 AM
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what's a lubeman?
He's leading you astray.

Do a search for Loobman...be sure to have a free hour to read it all.

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-06-2007, 09:15 AM
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I'll send you a Loobman if you pay postage and $5

Not overly fond of my Loobman. Keeps slipping when out on wash board gravel roads, and still have to put it on the centerstand to clean the chain with a grunge brush to get the dust and dirt off anyway. So may as well spray the chain when I am cleaning it.

Looks like a good idea, and worked fine on smooth roads.

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