'76 CB500T Frankenbike
1973 CB 450 K6
1975 CB 500T
1985 CB650SC Nighthawk
1985 VF 1100S Sabre
2012 Buddy 125 (wifes)
Such a nice model! Congratulations.
Haven't posted in a while... Last night I was doing about 70 on the highway and suddenly started losing power.
limped to the shoulder and motor died, I got it running enough (full throttle, first gear barely moving) to get off the exit ramp. Lots of white smoke and backfiring, I'm hoping its a carb or spark plug issue and not rings or head gasket??
Bummer, what a nice bike. White smoke might be oil. First, check the oil level, then do a compression check.
'85 GL1200I (Garage Find)
'81 GL1100 STD (Project)
CB450 K5 Done http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/1-p...s-cb450k5.html
"If everything seems under control you are not going fast enough" Mario Andretti...
Uhm, had a sec to look at it last night, I checked the oil and there isn't even a drop of oil on the dipstick?!
what the heck? It was full 3 months ago, and there are no leaks or puddles of oil on my garage floor, how could I have burned through 4 qts (or whatever it takes can't remember if the top of my head)
That happens on 450's sometimes - you didn't burn the oil, it blew out the breather.
It happened to me once - prolonged high speed riding just blew all the oil out the breather, toasted the crank and top end.
Hate to say it but your engine probably suffered substantial damage.
As an aside, checking the oil should be a part of a pre-flight inspection you do every time you start the engine..........
Last edited by tbpmusic; 09-21-2016 at 09:42 AM.
No advice, just info
'75 CB200T, '71 CB450 K4 Half-Breed, '72 CL350 (Sold), '81 CM200T, '72 C70M
Hey, you said "sometimes" it happens? What the heck did I do wrong to make all the oil blow out the breather tube?