APE Can Chain tensioner....installed! - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 2012, 9:34 am Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Morgan Hill, CA, USA
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APE Can Chain tensioner....installed!

Well I did it. Got the APE piece on Friday and installed on Saturday.

Installation was quite easy, just like the instructions that were posted here. Just have the correct tools. Makes it so mich easier.

Only stressful part was the actual adjustment. Started out with a lot of clacking (chain noise).
I had my son sit on the bike and start it with a quick yell to stop as soon as the noise was heard. Tightened it down until the noise subsided.

Seems good now.

So note to others....its any easy upgrade. Do it.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 2012, 11:28 am
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Great ! I would suggest taking the bike out and flog it for a couple hours to get it nice and hot. Shut it off, take off your helmet and earplugs, fire it back up and listen to see if you might want to snug it down a tad more as that is when it will have the most slack.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 2012, 4:16 pm Thread Starter
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OK...will do
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