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  1. CB500T Cam Chain Size

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    Gurus ... I am about to reassemble my engine and was doing a little research on the cam chain a couple days ago, when I cam across this comment in an old thread ... "Also make sure you are using the correct cam chain. The EK 219H chain will not fit right. You need to use the DID 219T chain."...
  2. Cam Timing & 219H cam chain vs 219T

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    Hi everyone, Over the past few months i've been rebuilding a CB500T motor. The process has gone really well overall. I've done a lot of cb550/650/750 motors and then a handful of the cb/cl350's but this was the first time i torn down and completely rebuilt a DOHC Honda twin. I have my motor...
  3. Issue with installing a new cam chain and setting the cam timing

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    Hello everybody! I'm back with new issues :) So my engine was already apart so I figured, let's change the cam chain. That should be easy and I have already done it with some help.... Nope. I first tried to drive the chain with the current one. Didn't work out... I had to remove the cam shafts...
  4. CB400T - Cam chain not keeping tension?

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    Hey all! I'm running into a strange issue and I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas. It seems like cam chain on my 78 CB400T is losing tension after only about 20 miles of riding. I adjusted the valves and cam chain in that order following the FSM this spring. When I did the valves, I pulled...
  5. Honda CB160 engine noise

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    I have been trying to tune up my cb160, but there is still a rattle noise from the engine in idle, and in gear, but the engine noise seems to drown it out at revs. See the video here: I turned the dynamo rotor to the inside T mark line (the line on the rotor edge over the T, not the line next...
  6. Arrgghh Starting Clicking Noise no Compression cb450?

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    So terrible day. It started as a great one; all I needed to do was to add oil, button up some wiring, add gas, and finally start up and go for a test ride. WRONG. While going through the normal motions of starting a bike that hasn't been started in several months, after a "restore to life" on...
  7. Tsubaki cam chain alternative?

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    It's getting time for me to order a new cam chain and I was wondering what would be a good chain for my project. I am installing a KA slider type of tensioner and have read that the Tsubaki Heavy Duty Endless Cam Chain works best for my application. I cannot find a place that sells them...
  8. CB200 Cam Chain adjustment bolt misplaced!?

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    Hello people, I got used CB200 and still learning lot about it, one of the thing is the cam chain adjuster bolt - lock nut. So I have just realized when I opened my crankshaft cover and put it in the TDC position for some routine work, then I saw these: The bolt on the rear side, showing the...
  9. engine makes a "ticking" sound – '71 CB350

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    I went for a ride yesterday on my '71 CB350 and met a guy that had owned the same bike when it was new. He commented about the "ticking" noise that my engine makes. Since purchasing the bike a month ago I have checked the cam chain adjustment, adjusted the valves and set the points (to the...
  10. Broken Cam Chain...Now What

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    Hey all, It's been almost a year since my last post but I have been lurking and watching. Being a creep, you know. Some background: Last year I rebuilt the engine on my CL360. New valves, rings, seals, etc. I also put in a new cam chain. I was so proud of my hard work. It ran...
  11. New UK member, old CB200, and a dumb question

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    Hi, I am a new member with a 1976 CB200, and I have a question or two. Very briefly, the bike is in great condition. I suspect it was very carefully restored in about 1990, then lovingly looked after, and hardly used, if at all. It is a delight to ride, but I need to catch up with its...
  12. 1969 cb350 K1 Cam Chain Tensioner Adjuster Spring- which type to use?

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    Hey guys. new here. I have a 69 cb350 k1 that has some chain noise, went to re-adjust the adjuster and noticed mine doesn't have an adjuster screw or locknut on it. mine looks like this EBAY ITEM also it has a round rummer circular piston instead of the rubber square pad. Will i be in any...
  13. Cam Chain Sprocket Removal

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    I apologize if this is a newb question but I could really use the help. My ultimate goal is to get to where I can fully inspect the valves and valve springs on my 73 CL350. After much tinkering last fall (tappet adjustments, seafoaming the cylinders, new points, etc), I believe I have some...
  14. 78 Cb400 Hawk Cam Chain Install Problems

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    I looked on the site and couldn't find a thread that addressed this. I apologize if I missed it. Anyways, the engine rebuild is going pretty well but now I'm stuck. I have the cam chain on the sprocket but I can't seem to get the sprocket on the cam shoulder. Its so close it just won't slide...
  15. CL450 Scrambler Cam chain stuck. Need help!

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    So I'm extremely new to this site and almost as new to working on motorcycles. The extent of my knowledge stems from working on mopeds, which are laughable in comparison to what I'm currently working on. My situation goes like this: I bought this CL450 Scrambler ('72) from a dude who's had it in...
  16. Missing Valve Screw - Fell down the cam chain

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    So i went to start my bike up this spring, i put in my battery and started kicking. Then it stopped, just jammed up. I found that one of my valve adjusters was missing. It had fallen out and was jamming it up. I took the head off and found the nut, but the screw is missing. I think it fell down...
  17. cam sprocket problems

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    Okay, so my cam chain was about to break so I ended up doing a full engine rebuild to replace the cam chain and some others things. No problems so far, finally got to rebuilding the top end, and I can't for the life of me get the cam sprocket onto the shoulder of the camshaft. By some miracle...
  18. Top End Assembly Issues - Cam Chain appears too tight

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    Everyone on here is so helpful and knowledgeable so I'm hoping someone can provide me with some assistance with this issue. I am doing a complete motor rebuild for a 1970 CB350. I have the bottom end back together but when I attempt to assemble the top end I am having issues where I can not get...
  19. Cam Chain dilemma. What am i missing?

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    Finishing up a long top end rebuild on my hybrid 4 speed trans with a 5 speed cylinder and head Motor. I am at the point where i have to line up the Cam Shaft with the Index marks on the crank and the Cams themselves, but it can NOT get all of the marks to line up with "LT". Instead it wants...
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