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a couple of issues actually, I have a 76 cb200 and i need to adjust the gap on my point and the slack on my cam chain, I unscrewed the cover on my generator and noticed a little oil coming in around the bottom of the generator after i loosened the screw, is this normal? secondly, does anybody have any advice for getting the phillips screws off of the points cover without stripping them, mine are jammed on as hell. and finally, any advice on adjusting the tension on my drive chain, the hash mark method in the manual doesn't seem to give the best result, i still feel like the chain is not just right, i feel like it is making too much noise, does it just need to settle in a bit? thanks for any help in advance...
 

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mister november said:
a couple of issues actually, I have a 76 cb200 and i need to adjust the gap on my point and the slack on my cam chain, I unscrewed the cover on my generator and noticed a little oil coming in around the bottom of the generator after i loosened the screw, is this normal? secondly, does anybody have any advice for getting the phillips screws off of the points cover without stripping them, mine are jammed on as hell. and finally, any advice on adjusting the tension on my drive chain, the hash mark method in the manual doesn't seem to give the best result, i still feel like the chain is not just right, i feel like it is making too much noise, does it just need to settle in a bit? thanks for any help in advance...
Oil will come out if you take off the alternator cover -that's normal.

Get an impact driver for those screws - the kind you whack with a hammer.

The cam chain adjuster is supposed to be done with the engine at idle. Just loosen it, then tighten back down.

Not sure what manual you're looking at - here's the official Honda Manaul, it describes the cam chain adjusting method I just said.

http://home.comcast.net/~tbpmusic3/HondaCB_CL200.pdf
 

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i meant the drive chain, the one that drives the rear wheel, I tightened it and the chain seems to make more noise, I was wondering if anybody has any special techniques for getting it right? thanks for the other advice as well...
 

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i meant the drive chain, the one that drives the rear wheel, I tightened it and the chain seems to make more noise, I was wondering if anybody has any special techniques for getting it right? thanks for the other advice as well...
Gotcha -
Sometimes those hash marks are not as accurate as they should be.
It's fairly common for one side to not exactly match the other.
On my 450, the left side marks are about 1/2 mark off, compared to the right side.
Sounds like your wheel may not be pointing straight ahead.
The only option is to get it aligned properly and make note of any difference in the marks between the two sides - adjust accordingly in the future.
 

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Also, a noisy chain could be a sign it's worn out, or there's a "kink", or worn sprockets as well as a non-straight alignment.......
 
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