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  1. Starter Issues

    Electrical Discussion
    Hello all, I am currently building my first bike, a 1972 Honda CL350, and I have ran into a problem that I have never seen before. I got the bike running great with the kick start but am having troubles with the starter. The starter will start the bike no problem, almost instantly, but it...
  2. CB500T Starter Sprocket Bearings?

    Engine Discussion
    Hello All ... I have been washing parts and reassembling my engine as of late and finally got around to the rotor assembly tonight ... on the 500T, the starter sprocket as roller bearings in it (Honda Part # 28110375000) Here is the CMSL link -...
  3. Grey wire with starter solenoid wires

    Electrical Discussion
    So I'm not sure what this grey wire was supposed to go to. From the wiring diagram it looks like the only grey wire is the blinker relay, but I believe that is under the tank from what I've read (haven't gotten to the wiring under the tank yet). It is a grey wire coming out of the harness along...
  4. How to diagnose electric starter problem?

    Electrical Discussion
    My 74 cb450's electronic ignition is not working. Press the button, no sound at all. I'm not really sure what to check to figure out what the problem is , which is hwy I am asking here. To start, I looked at my wiring diagram, because I thought the starter wire would just go straight back to...
  5. CB500T 1977 - running when parked

    Project Logs
    So, I introduced myself in the not to distant past. I thought I'd start a thread into getting the old bike running. Here are some general pics. The history on this bike is I bought it in 2008 or 2009 and got it running. I had it going (just barely) and discovered that it had a crack in...
  6. Cb450 starter clutch repair

    Engine Discussion
    Hi All. First time poster here. I have a 72’ cb450 and I’m pretty positive that the starter clutch is broken. When I press the starter button, the starte spins but the clutch mechanism doesn’t engage. It whines, chirps and rattles a bit, but doesn’t crank the cylinders. So I know I need to...
  7. CM400E Right Hand Controls $80

    Parts For Sale
    This is for the 1980 400E, so it's got the perch for the front brake (drum brakes) lever, the kill switch and the starter switch. It's in good condition. The wires and brake lever switch are good. PM for pics. I'd rather just text pics than get them on my computer.
  8. CM400 Ignition stopped working after spark plug wire disconnected while running

    Electrical Discussion
    Hey Guys so I was working on my CM400 and having issues with the right cylinder not firing. While I was messing with it the spark plug wire came disconnected and the engine died. I have power to the lights but when I push the electric start button there is absolutely nothing. I pllled the...
  9. 72K5 - CL450 Starter Motor Area Ginding - Help

    Miscellaneous Discussion
    I have a 1972 CL450 that I am trying to get back onto the road. The starter clutch was not working. I purchased the rebuild kit and replaced it tonight. Now the starter clutch it working...but after it spins the engine a couple times.....there is a loud clacking noise and then it stops...
  10. Knocking While Attempting to Start? [VIDEO]

    Engine Discussion
    I could use some help figuring out the source of this issue and a solution. This is a 71 CB350 I was attempting to start. Almost immediately after hitting the starter button the knocking sound can be heard and you can see how the cam stutters and stops. I recently adjusted the clutch cable, cam...
  11. CB500T Not starting when solenoid is jumped

    Electrical Issues
    Hello, New here, I have used a similar Subaru forum to keep my old soobs on the road, hoping for the same help here. I just picked up a 75 CB500T from a friend for cheap, start switch is broken in the handlebars, I tried jumping the two lugs on the solenoid, and nothing happens, well sparks...
  12. Arrgghh Starting Clicking Noise no Compression cb450?

    Engine Discussion
    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...
  13. Power Everywhere But Wont Start - 73 CB350

    Electrical Discussion
    Hello everybody! I've been doing a load of research on my problem but haven't been able to figure it out, so I made an account to ask for help! A little backstory - I bought this bike nearly 2 years ago and it ran (rough but still ran). I didn't even ride it before I started tearing it apart...
  14. Cb450 starter clutch housing reproduction

    Engine Discussion
    This is to inform members and to ask them to spread a gofundme campaign to begin a reproduction of the 65-74 dohc cb450 starter clutch housing that has become increasingly difficult to find. Here is the link http://www.gofundme.com/cb450starterclutch Please help with what you can, save the...
  15. Electric Starter Motor AND Kickstarter not engaging

    Engine Discussion
    I'm new to older motorcycle engines. I've had some experience my '66 Chevy with a 327 and basic repairs on my 2000's truck. I recently purchased my '74 CB360 and I purchased it with a carb rebuild and a tune up. The bike has started up and ran wonderfully since I bought it. I was running...
  16. '81 Cm400c starting issues

    Electrical Discussion
    I have an 1981 cm400c, was driving it one day all was fine. The next time I went to start it, the bike refused to crank or turn over. The solenoid didn't click either. I baught. Aused solenoid and still nothing, so I baught a new one assuming the used was junk and still nothing. We are getting...
  17. '72 CB450 Starter engaging with turn of key! Not button! Help!

    Electrical Issues
    Problem: Starter engaging with turn of key! Not button! Bike: 1972 Honda CB450 Twin So… Glad to be here on the forum- newbie here, and love these old CB Honda’s. First 450 I’ve ever had though. Let me go back to the beginning before the non-stop starter… Bike was firing just fine off the...
  18. Having Trouble Starting My Bike

    Electrical Discussion
    I've been riding problem free for months. Today i rode to and from school a couple times, however, after class a few minutes ago my engine would not turn over. Ignition was on, kill switch disabled/enabled(however you wanna refer to it), bike was in neutral, but the starter button did not do...
  19. bad starter clutch?

    Engine Discussion
    Hi, I'm hoping I could get some thoughts on the funky noises my bike makes when I go to start it (78 CB400 t2). In this video I use the push button starter and the kick start on an engine that had warmed up a bit. With the push button, the engine will turn over but abruptly stops trying...
  20. Starter Solenoid Relay/Magnetic Switch question

    Electrical Discussion
    Hello all. I am new to the forum. Currently working on getting a buddy of mine's '74 CL360 up and running. With the bike hooked up to a battery tender, all lights and gauges work fine. If I try to start the bike with the electric start, the starter solenoid/magnetic switch makes a...
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