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Author Topic: CJ360 Build (my first)  (Read 1009 times)

Offline irk miller

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #30 on: Jan 18, 2018, 08:47:04 »
Or, since the engine is already open look at the one you have and make sure it's the updated tensioner. 

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #31 on: Jan 18, 2018, 14:54:06 »
Or, since the engine is already open look at the one you have and make sure it's the updated tensioner.

That assumption is based on the beating the case has taken from the cam chain:





Maybe that's normal? ...my first time in one of these engines.

Is this the engine number you're referring to? If so, there are no dots.



And this is the tensioner I pulled out:



I'm not sure the difference between that and the updated one (time for more net research).  lol

Thanks again for all the advice guys. ...which reminds me, what is the trick with the neutral safety switch wire? I couldn't, for the life of me, figure out how to disconnect it and it eventually just snapped off at the post while I was fooling with it. Seems to be some kind of a spring, so I thought maybe it was just pinched in, or wound around the spring ...or something bizarre like that!  :-[

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #32 on: Jan 18, 2018, 15:01:39 »
IIRC, the CJ models all had the new cam chain tensioner. A bit of wear on the inside of the cases in normal to see, but I'm not certain the engineers intended it that way. Just make sure you keep things adjusted properly. Take care of the adjustment every time you change the oil (along with valve clearances and ignition timing) and you'll be good.

The tensioners have a spec in the manual, I think. Most folks get 10,000 - 15,000 miles from a set.
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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #33 on: Jan 18, 2018, 15:16:19 »
The opening on the curls at the ends of the recall tensioner faced forward where yours faces backwards, and the rubber had a shallower profile.


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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #34 on: Jan 18, 2018, 23:32:35 »
Yep, ALL CJ's had the 'new' tensioner.
That wear isn't normal, it's caused by bike never being serviced (probably missed the first one and just got oil change - maybe?)
 You may need to split cases to un-stick tensioner 'horseshoe' severely loose chain damages the pivot so it can't move. I have pics of damaged one somewhere in 'Build to Blog' thread. I used a Firefox add on which was working a few days ago
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Offline ZenMoto

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #35 on: Jan 19, 2018, 01:28:16 »
Thanks again PJ, I’m planning to do a full tear down anyway, so I’ll make sure everything is good to go. Reading up on it, I’ll bet you’re right, the tensioner is probably fine, but has likely never been adjusted.

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #36 on: Jan 19, 2018, 07:40:20 »

I have this issue with my CB400f popped on a new Cam chain but the horseshoe is stuck.. she runs lovely but I will have to split the cases to sort this once it starts to stretch. I'll only do 500 - 1000 miles in a year so it will be ok for a bit I hope.

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #37 on: Jan 19, 2018, 12:30:24 »
I checked my CB360's Build to Blog thread, some of the pictures still don't work and some I downloaded then deleted. Photobucket can GFT

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« Last Edit: Jan 19, 2018, 12:33:49 by crazypj »
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Offline Turnturtle

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #38 on: Jan 19, 2018, 13:01:00 »
Here is the link for the cam chain tensioner recall Service Bulletin for your reference.
http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/47-manuals-technical-documents/4382-360-bulletins-re-posted.html