should i replace the cam chain tensioner when i replace the cam chain?

i ordered a cam chain for my 2001 wr426f and was wondering if i need to replace the cam chain tensioner as well. any way to check it? it cost 60 dollars plus shipping so about 70 something so i would like to not have to replace it unless its a problem. do you guys reuse them or is that asking for trouble? also how often should i replace the cam chain on my wr426? does it need replaced every 50hrs?

If it still works fine there's absolutely NO reason to replace it.

The way to test if it works is to wind it in, lock it, release it while your finger squeezes against it to hold it from completely coming out in one shot, press against it and every 1/8" that it comes out try to push it back in - it should not push back in and it should come out pretty smooth and not hang up.

If it still works fine there's absolutely NO reason to replace it.

+1 :busted:

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