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 Post subject: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:57 pm 
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Don't worry, its not one of those usual "how do you fit"..."what if not"...kind of questions...

Just bought a FS tensioner. Looks similar to the usual-

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BUT, mine looks older. No machined out pulley mounts and a plain silver spring :?

Anyway, question to all you brains out there (XB or not…) am I being too concerned, or will it fit as well as a 'new' or modern unit? Queue :maz:?


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 Post subject: Re: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:20 am 
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 Post subject: Re: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:59 am 
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I'll try and get one asap pash...missing my card reader/usb atm :headbang:


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 Post subject: Re: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:24 am 
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 Post subject: Re: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:26 am 
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Sorry for the poor pic...tis of my mob.


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 Post subject: Re: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:26 am 
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That doesn't really look like the usual at all. :?

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 Post subject: Re: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:33 am 
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My thoughts too Norm :?


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 Post subject: Re: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:39 am 
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Not that it necessarily makes it bad, it might work just as well as the FS one.

But if it was sold as a Free Spirits tensioner, it doesn't look right.

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 Post subject: Re: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:45 am 
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 Post subject: Re: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:00 am 
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One well known auction site. Paid around £60 +P&P.

It's been on a bike before. Has marks on the mounting points and slight scuffs on the back. Dunno if it needs modding for more movement though?


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 Post subject: Re: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:54 pm 
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Looks cool...

Follow the instructions and see how you get on. The important things are:
1. Ensuring the outer face of the inside fork does not does not touch the exhaust band when pushed down by the belt (I have seen TWO FS tensioners fitted "following the How To" that were not spaced from the engine with the two washers, one of which was seized in place) - 10mm washers in the How To.
2. Re aligning the wheel as much as possible towards the cntre of the belt - 8mm washer in the How To.

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 Post subject: Re: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:55 pm 
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Umbongo wrote:
... and slight scuffs on the back.


Casused by not being spaced out from the engine (two 10mm washers).

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 Post subject: Re: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:57 pm 
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Can you take a picture of the inside of the fork? I am interested to know if the inside is flat or is raised at the interface with the tensioner wheel...

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 Post subject: Re: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:30 pm 
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Its flat pash. All the way across.

The scuffs are 2/3 of the way along. I'm going to fit it during the week. Just want to make sure I get the belt tension right on the refit :?


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 Post subject: Re: FS tensioner
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:58 pm 
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pash wrote:
Can you take a picture of the inside of the fork? I am interested to know if the inside is flat or is raised at the interface with the tensioner wheel...


Hi pash, it looks to me as if the internal mount points on the fork are raised.


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