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The link you posted is for a gen3. Don't the gen1-3 have a smaller axle diameter than the gen 4 & 5?

These things look kind of weak. I'd be concerned about the axle spinning inside the fork-looking-thing and leaving you up a creek. If it were to fail the way I think it may, you'd have to cut your axle nut off and probably ruin the axle, too. I just don't trust the quality of the Chinese aluminum.

I'd hold off and save up for the lighttech item if that's what you really want. I have no first-hand experience with this part, I'm just speculating based on the experience that I do have with cheap Chinese knock-off parts from eBay.
 

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So I do a lot of gearing changes at the track so I am looking for a chain adjustor. Anybody try any of the chinese ones off ebay? I wish I could afford a lighttech.

Chain Tensioner Adjuster with Spool Kawasaki Ninja ZX 10R 2008 2009 2010 Black | eBay
as cyclotron im not a fan of china knock off stuff..

id save up for the lightech! I just put a set of these on mine and they where spot on nice tight fit and very easy to adjust. looks like you got alot of nice parts on your bike don't cheap out on something you are going to have to use alot. gilles also makes some to for alittle cheaper... but the lightech seem to be alittle nicer.
 

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I just bought a set of these eBay Chinese knock offs for the Gen4 and will say that the machining quality is excellent and the fit perfect. Added blue locktite to all fasteners for retention and they installed with ease.

The aluminum is plenty strong for the intended application. Once the axle flats are located in place and then torqued correctly, nothing will move.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CNC-Chain-A...m35f771af8e:m:mc0Cm0Ubzb6qAHVIofj8fpg&vxp=mtr
 

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I was looking into these a while back and it seems that a few people have had dangerous failures. Just google "chinese chain adjusters" and you'll find threads on different forums.
 

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have seen even the good brand go wrong.... I just dont trust them...

If you are changing a lot buy a kit that retains the spacers in place, cheap 55usd, and a kit that retains the rear caliper holder 150usd.

I just dont see the advantage of a simple thing making it weight more and more complex.
 

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have seen even the good brand go wrong.... I just dont trust them...

If you are changing a lot buy a kit that retains the spacers in place, cheap 55usd, and a kit that retains the rear caliper holder 150usd.

I just dont see the advantage of a simple thing making it weight more and more complex.
Indeed. I just ordered captive spacers and the caliper bracket from FastFrank.

For me, getting the rear wheel installed takes more time than adjusting the chain slack after a tire or gearing change. Wheel spacers falling out, the caliper bracket getting out of alignment... Ugh :headshake:

After a Google search, they don't seem to fail the way I had anticipated. Apparently the adjuster bolt that sticks out the back either snaps or rips the threads out of the adjuster which allows the wheel to slam forward, usually popping the chain off, sometimes it gets a little more animated (chain snaps, busts engine case...)

Yeah, I think I'll stick with the stock adjusting system. Not as blingy but it hasn't let me down.
 
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