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I kinda forgot about that piece. Does honda still carry it or do anyone know online where i can get one. I also have to measure somehow which one i need. If i were to order both and just choose the one that fits the tightest would that be a bad idea?
 

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If you haven't measured yet, how do you know you need one at all, and if you do need one, the (your) measurement vs the specs will tell you which....THAT'S why the specs are published.....
Don't mean to be harsh, but that's why we measure to specs instead of just assuming "tightest" is best...Often, there are allowances built-in for thermal expansion, and tight may be too tight once the engine is warmed up.......
By all means, order "both" if you don't want to bother measuring first, but fit the one that meets specs.....
 

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I just thought there should be one since its pictured. I don't have a dial indicator, i guess i could get one cheap enough. Do i just place the plunger on the end of the camshaft and just measure the side to side play?

Do they all have thrust washers or do some have nothing at all. Maybe i didn't loose it, but then this is a different cylinder head so i guess i should measure it. I'll pick up a dial indicator this weekend then. I'm not trying to botch this, just seemed like a part that didn't seem that important since both thrust washers are nearly an identical size. Your right though, i didn't think about the heat expansion where its at. I'll check it out later this week.
 

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Stick a feeler gauge in between the end of the camshaft and the bottom part of the head support there on the right side.
Spec is 0.07-0.3 mm (0.003"-0.012")
Washers are available in 1.0 and 1.1 mm

Put washers on (rider's) right side of cam only, not on left.

And sorry, they are no longer available from Honda.
 

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Thanks for clarifying Bill... I was vague on it as I didn't ever tear into a 360, but assumed that it was a shim washer not unlike the 450's used......basicly, I just wanted to emphasize the specs were there and set as such for a specific reason, not at some engineers whim that could be "out-guessed".....
 

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Stick a feeler gauge in between the end of the camshaft and the bottom part of the head support there on the right side.
Spec is 0.07-0.3 mm (0.003"-0.012")
Washers are available in 1.0 and 1.1 mm

Put washers on (rider's) right side of cam only, not on left.

And sorry, they are no longer available from Honda.
I'm just curious - If a guy figured out what thickness of thrust washer was needed to bring things into spec, if he took his cam with him isn't there a good chance a bearing supplier could fix him up with a suitable thrust washer?
 

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I'm just curious - If a guy figured out what thickness of thrust washer was needed to bring things into spec, if he took his cam with him isn't there a good chance a bearing supplier could fix him up with a suitable thrust washer?
I don't see why not.......
 

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tbpmusic said:
Stick a feeler gauge in between the end of the camshaft and the bottom part of the head support there on the right side.
Spec is 0.07-0.3 mm (0.003"-0.012")
Washers are available in 1.0 and 1.1 mm

Put washers on (rider's) right side of cam only, not on left.

And sorry, they are no longer available from Honda.
awesome, i have a few feeler gauges. Thats way easier than a dial gauge. I don't know of any bearing suppliers, any other location i can get a thrust washer at?
 

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tbpmusic said:
Stick a feeler gauge in between the end of the camshaft and the bottom part of the head support there on the right side.
Spec is 0.07-0.3 mm (0.003"-0.012")
Washers are available in 1.0 and 1.1 mm

Put washers on (rider's) right side of cam only, not on left.

And sorry, they are no longer available from Honda.
awesome, i have a few feeler gauges. Thats way easier than a dial gauge. I don't know of any bearing suppliers, any other location i can get a thrust washer at?
Lots of bearing suppliers in your area - yellow pages, bearings

Try these guys

Tri-State Bearing CO
2205 Enterprise Park Place,
Indianapolis, IN 46218

(317) 924-3287
 

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cool. I guess i would need to know the outside diameter, the inside diamter and then just the thickness i need correct?

Just have it machined out of steel or should it be something special. Sorry for the dumb questions, never really had something made for me before.
 

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Glad I caught this thread...something I should measure and log and perhaps source. Good luck saki.

Lee
 

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sakibomb said:
cool. I guess i would need to know the outside diameter, the inside diamter and then just the thickness i need correct?

Just have it machined out of steel or should it be something special. Sorry for the dumb questions, never really had something made for me before.
Once you figure out what thickness you need to bring it to spec JUST TAKE THE CAM WITH YOU to the bearing supplier chances are he has something on the shelf or can order it. Nothing will need to be special machined. It is ok to stack a couple washers to get right clearance.

He can get the other needed measurements from the cam and he will know what material is needed for the application.

Most of these guys (bearing suppliers) are very good at this type of problem solving.
 

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I figured i could just stack a few and probably be ok. My friend at sigma cycles hooked me up with a number in cinncinati that possibly has these. I may actually order a few of each just for other members. They aren't much and they truley are a pain to find. I wouldn't mind helping a few Twin members out if they needed one.
 

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tbpmusic said:
Well, make sure you actually need them first......
No prob, i intend to measure tomorrow. I got the 1.0mm and the 1.1mm anyway. They are 2.67 a piece so i said f' it and got em ordered. If i dont' need them maybe i can help someone else on here. Or by another exploded cb360 (which shouldn't be hard to find lately) and put one of them in that one lol.
 
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