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Hey...I hope someone will answer a novice question so that I can get my (new to me) Honda on the road. This bike has only 6k on it, and is in really excellent shape, but I want to be sure to do the basic maintenance stuff before I get it on the road.

The Question: the Clymer's manual says that I need to remove the right crankcase cover to get to the oil filer. This requires removing the right side exhaust, and the kick start, which I'd like to avoid. I have easily removed the small round cover with the three screws that is in on the cover itself, and took off the circlip and small housing. I purchased the special socket to loosen the bolt that holds the filter bracket.

Main reason I ask is that the Clymer's manual has already been wrong on one thing--it said that I had to break the chain to get the rear wheel off, which is not true on my bike at least.

Any help from an experienced hand would be greatly appreciated.

thanks, tom
 

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Welcome aboard Tom! Glad to have ya here. ;)

It sounds like you've already completed the procedure correctly. All that needed to be done is remove the small round cover (three screws), and the clip, then the special nut. Then take that round housing out and spray it out until clean. It's just a centrifugal "slinger" type of filter. No other filter involved. That said, it never hurts to remove that clutch side cover to inspect the clutch, shift mechanisms, and look for signs of rubber cam damper rings, etc, that have come apart over the years. The oil pump pick-up screen should probably be inspected while that large cover is off too, to make double sure the oil pump can do it's job properly.. For now if you wanna ride er' as is, then that's simply a judgement call on your part. If you decide to remove it, then order up a gasket for that side to have on hand. You'll need it.

GB :mrgreen:
 

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Thanks man! That answers a big bunch of questions. Good to have friendly people on a forum.

I just got new rubber on the bike so I'm almost ready to go.
 

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+1 on the Pretty! :eek:
Did you check the rear brake shoes when you had the wheel off? The linings are known to seperate from the backings after a long time sitting.
Experience talking... :lol:
 

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My friend Marcelo has a brown CB500T just like yours in his shop that needs a battery and a good cleaning. I have been thinking about buying it from him but, he will want too much money for it and I do not have any room to park it at my house with three other bikes already taking up space.
 

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That really is a ultra clean old bike! A very nice example of a 500T. Give that oil pump pickup screen some thought ok? I'd hate to see a bike that clean ruin it's entire valve-train because of an oiling problem.

Can someone here guide him through the procedure to verify it's oiling properly?? I.E. Loosening the head cap nut that has the copper washer under it... I'm much too ignorant to explain it well. :oops:


GB :mrgreen:
 

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Can someone here guide him through the procedure to verify it's oiling properly?? I.E. Loosening the head cap nut that has the copper washer under it...
GB :mrgreen:
Loosen the front right head nut - you should notice that both front and rear nuts on the far right have copper washers.
That's because the stud passages are used as oil channels in the engine.

Start the bike and within a short time you should see oil coming out around the loosened nut.

Also works to loosen the big backing nut thing on the rear of the tach drive cover on the exhaust cam right side.

Now tighten it back down and clean up your mess, you slob !!!
 

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Good to have you here. Beautiful Bike! You are right where I was last year. I found a nice original '76 w/5k on it. I made a few mild Cafe' enhancements, and love the thing. Tired 33 year old electrics is something else to look out for. My right cylinder wasn't firing well, smoking on start up, and the right coil had some ooze coming out at the ends. Just put new coils on today, per Bill Lane's post, Easy, inexpensive, and worked great., (Thanks Bill)

Allen
 
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