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Old 09-14-2017, 12:42 PM
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CFL build need help

Looking for help with chain slap.....

First build, major mistakes have been made but this issue in particular the shop that helped me out really screwed me over with the rear fender and bung locations, the left side/drive side has 2 bungs, one above and below frame (not in the frame like it should have been)

The shop helping me now thinks we can run a chain tensioner/guide on the top of the chain to just keep it from slapping the paint/slapping rear fender.

Has anyone done this before? The chain isn't too loose or tight, its just right but with it not over tight its going to slap the snot out of the fender. I don't need a tensioner per say but more like a guide or sprocket (which is what we came up with) to merely keep chain with some down pressure.

I can post up some pics tonight, just hoping someone has worked out this issue before me and could help. Thanks!!!!
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:44 PM
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What size sprockets are you running? Most guys run a 46 rear to help with the chain slap
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What size sprockets are you running? Most guys run a 46 rear to help with the chain slap
My thoughts too..... 46 will give you more room on the fender
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:36 PM
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Most tensioners are for the bottom part of the chain. Not the top part.
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Here's a CFL build with a tensioner running off the top of the chain. Post #370.

My 4up CFL build
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:51 AM
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From 40 odd years of building bikes and from an engineers point of view.....A tensioner SHOULD be on the slack (NON DRIVEN) part of the chain (on the bottom) not on the drive side,
if on the top it may last a bit but if you have 100 BHP going through your drive train, it will all be trying to push the tensioner and can or will damage the tensioner eventually which could lead to further damage to the bike.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:47 AM
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agreed use the 46 sprocket or cut the fender to allow room. tensioner needs to go on bottom but honestly I dont think you should need one at all for the CFL
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:17 AM
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I've got a 51 on the rear, technically its not a tensioner as there is still play but hoping it stops the slap should I have any. I can't cut the fender as its already painted unless someone could link me to a tutorial where it wouldn't destroy it. I may end up swapping the tensioner gear out for just a roller, thanks for those links.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:32 AM
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Any chance you could post some pics? So we know what you're working with?
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I would defenitly swap the 51 to a 46 tooth the see where you are at
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48T is the max size rear sprocket for a CFL or you will have chain clearance issues. 46 just gives you that extra piece of mind that the chain will not hit the frame or fender.
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