So yes the head has to come off to remove the chain tensioner. Right now it's fully extended and I imagine to put a new chain on it will have to be retracted. And to do that it must come out. So for now here's what I plan on ordering:
front cover gasket
head gasket, not sure if that's all for that
one way clutch bearing, engine would spin after shutting off
think before I go any further will wait until my parts get here so I can remember how it goes back together...
1998 Honda Foreman 450ES`
Last edited by bcsman; 03-02-2019 at 01:33 PM.