Primary chain tensioner pad
Just wondering what the consequences are to riding on a worn primary chain tensioner pad? Bike has 41k miles. Been riding it since 36k. The pad is grooved and I know it needs to be replaced. My gf and I will be riding to Toronto next weekend and I just don't have the time off of work to change the pad. So what happens when you ride on a worn out pad?
If I can find the time, what is required to change out the pad? I already have a replacement read to go. Do I need to readjust the tensioner after I replace the pad?
Thanks for any help guys.