Author Topic: valve adjustment on 1969 CB359  (Read 1144 times)

Offline Drjj

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valve adjustment on 1969 CB359
« on: Apr 20, 2016, 23:28:56 »
I felt that after 15000 miles and 45 years it was time to adjust the valves. I watch numerous videos and felt confident but when I opened the tappet cover everything was different, no locking nuts or adjusting screw. Does this model necessitate removing the whole valve cover etc? Is there a video for this?

Offline wahvtec

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Re: valve adjustment on 1969 CB359
« Reply #1 on: Apr 20, 2016, 23:39:22 »
I assume you mean 350?  Download the cb350 honda manual for instructions.  I know its available.  Pm me if you cant find it.  The adjusters are under the cam end covers/points if i remember right.
« Last Edit: Apr 20, 2016, 23:41:28 by wahvtec »
1969 CB350 (barn bike) (sold)
1981 KZ440LTD (for sale)
1982 xl185.

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Re: valve adjustment on 1969 CB359
« Reply #2 on: Apr 21, 2016, 08:20:25 »
Yep a set on each side, the rockers are on concentric shafts so as you turn the adjuster the rocker oscillates tighter/looser... you still use a feeler to set clearances through the adjustment caps.
In the end the marks should both be opposite each other or to the outside if inside they will be 180 deg out.
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Offline Drjj

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Re: valve adjustment on 1969 CB359
« Reply #3 on: Apr 22, 2016, 18:10:29 »
Thanks for the help, got her done. Runs a little rough above 60 mph but after all she's an old gal.