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So happen to be cleaning bike and realize that my ape cam chain tensioner bolt has slight play in it . Can slight turn it jus a tad than stops .. Locknut is tight , is this like this so that it has little room to stretch or is this a manufacture error? Couldn't find any post or anything on it so any help or opinions would be appreciated. Ty
 

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You say the locknut it tight...but you can still spin the bolt with your fingers? These two seem to contradict each other. Have you tried locking down the locknut tighter with a wrench?
 

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Lock but might be jammed on threads or possibly bolt head of its that close and not fully locked down on the housing...if you can turn it slightly with finger I would turn it more with a wrench to lock it down firm
 

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I know doesn't make sense to me either phone is being retarded won't let me post picture .. And after further more investigation and trying to tighten locknut I've jus realized the screw is actually spinning freely even after retightening locknut
 

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Figured it out . The Head on bolt to adjust how tight u want it was just spinning freely so the screw wasn't spinning thank god.. Not sure if it's suppose to be that way but retightened locknut so screw doesn't move
 

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Hmm, it looks like it's actually adjusted with a hex key and then locked in place with one lock nut. Did somebody just put an extra nut on there for some reason?

Here is the manual for it: PRO SERIES TENSIONER
 

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Hmm, it looks like it's actually adjusted with a hex key and then locked in place with one lock nut. Did somebody just put an extra nut on there for some reason?

Here is the manual for it: PRO SERIES TENSIONER
Well, no, it looks like you may have the classic version:




So it looks like the top nut came loose, but it shouldn't have. I would call Ape and ask them about it.


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Yes I have the classic version... Should I just tighten the second nut all the way down or leave it off. I don't remmeber it being able to spin freely but guess man thing is as long as the screw doesn't move and loosen it tighten up the tension
 

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From what I can tell you would jam the two nuts together at the top of the threads to give you something to turn when adjusting...then run the lower nut down to the housing and lock it down with the jam nut behind it...

*hold lower nut in place and tighten top nut against it...
 

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If it's the classic version then it may just be defective. I think APE just welds (or uses some sort of adhesive) a nut on the end of a piece of threaded shaft which makes it like a bolt head. It looks like yours has come loose.
 

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Ok now we are getting somewhere....put it flush on so the treads sit flush put a tiny dab of loctite in the tiny set screw and screw it in to lock the top nut on the end of the threads like a bolt head.

You may be missing the set screw that goes in there as I reread what you said...might be able to have ape send you a set screw
 

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Sounds like a plan . Gunna grab some more loctite tomorrow and call ape to see what they can do.. Barely have maybe 600 on tensioner shouldn't be falling apart lol guess that's what I get for going with classic version
 

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