Hi everyone, i have a 71 cb350k3. I just recently set my points and it runs beatutifully, however, im not sure i did it correctly.
I did not gap the points. Basically, the gap would be as little as i could set. Set rotor, set test light, Lossened points, Just nudged off, just barely nudged on, then tightened down. They fire exactly on my index marks LF and F on comp stroke, and again the bike runs very smooth, but did i do it wrong? Did i maybe accidentaly do it right? Thanks!
Hi, This is my first post, so bare with me!
I have spent a lot of time trying to get my 1975 CL360 K1 running correctly, I have replaced many components during the rebuild of the engine, frame, and electrics and never achieved a "nice" running engine on this bike. I too have watched many videos and tried various methods of adjustments none of which gave me a decent result. The bike would run and appear o.k but after a few journeys start to misfire/backfire or run erratically. I had changed every component from the base-plate, points cam, condensers, coils etc, you name it I've renewed it! (including CV diaphragms and carb refurb). In pure desperation I decided to (I had been trying to keep the bike as original as possible) replace the ignition system for an "optical electronic" system.
WOW what a difference, starts within a few kicks or a second or two on the starter, runs superb and the fuel consumption has improved. I have now rode the bike for over 2 months without a single problem. Once the timing is set just leave it alone and relax, brilliant.
This may not have answered your question on "how to set the points correctly" but I recommend that if you look into changing the original system if issues with the CB points etc persist. The original system relies on many mechanical components that wear at different rates so as the system gets older the more problems will happen.
I have had various Honda machines throughout my years and except for bikes with electronic ignition systems have spent many long hours keeping the CB points systems "serviceable".
If what you have done works and you are happy then well done, ride it and enjoy.