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Author Topic: CB100 Timing Help  (Read 337 times)

Offline waldo101

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CB100 Timing Help
« on: May 12, 2018, 02:03:51 »
Hello everyone, i don't know how to link posts together but i am curious about my CB100 timing, its past the original timing mark by a cm and its the only way the bike will run, i have tried to put it on the original mark and the bike will not start. i have attached a photo, is this normal or should i be concerned about something else?  :o

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Re: CB100 Timing Help
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 10:55:51 »
Im not sure exactly but seems chain may have skipped a tooth.

Check it using a stroboscopic timing light.

Maybe try leak down test. 
« Last Edit: May 12, 2018, 11:13:03 by trek97 »

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Re: CB100 Timing Help
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 11:08:32 »
Just opened mine up for the pic.  Heres where it sits.


Offline waldo101

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Re: CB100 Timing Help
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 19:42:25 »
i don't have a strobe light but i will do it the way the manual tells me too. i can have it on the factory line and after a few kicks and pops through the carb it will start but won't rev but if i advance it forward that cm it works perfect. Ill double check that i set the gap right. thank you for sending through your picture, I needed to know how out of whack the bike was.

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Re: CB100 Timing Help
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 20:13:41 »
Earlier workshop manuals will only give you "Static timing" procedure.  The only thing thats good for is to get the engine running temporarily (not riding), after doing maintenance.
Once you get it started and running on static time, you will then have to dial in timing w a stroboscopic timing light.  To make her ridable.
Otherwise you risk damage to the engine (burn pistons or valves, loss of power...etc)

Its not til later they started adding this "tip".  Taken from 1976 CB360 Honda Workshop manual...



« Last Edit: May 12, 2018, 20:36:54 by trek97 »

Offline crazypj

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Re: CB100 Timing Help
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2018, 21:41:32 »
Sounds like advancer may be stuck as well as cam timing out? Could also be wrong advance mechanism fitted?
You did set points gap at correct position? (max opening and not at timing marks)Used to be kinda common that someone would attempt timing, give up and leave cover off allowing weather to get at it.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2018, 21:43:28 by crazypj »
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Offline waldo101

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Re: CB100 Timing Help
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 02:12:18 »
I reset the gap and did the timing using the marks on the fly wheel and used a continuity tester. I have attached an image and this is the closet i can get it to the factory line. it does start first kick and idles really well and it starts on a hill really easy and doesn't sound like it wants to die. when pulling the throttle it really wants to go and i haven't noticed and pinging noises. should i be worried about something or is this due to it being an old bike? i checked if it was running too hot but spark plug is black so i might have to play around with the carb a little bit.

Offline Pete12

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Re: CB100 Timing Help
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2018, 02:50:49 »
Probably wrong here, but aren't the marks on the flywheel for the fully advanced position, that is, with the advancer fully rotated? Or do they show both positions, advanced and retarded?

Offline waldo101

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Re: CB100 Timing Help
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2018, 02:58:53 »
the manual said that i needed to put the flywheel on the F mark and then spin the contact points plate until the buzzer goes out on the continuity tester and thats when the spark occurs, thats where it ended up and the bike runs great. im just hoping im not destroying anything in the engine. I'm not sure if the fly wheel shows the retarded and advanced positions.

Offline Pete12

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Re: CB100 Timing Help
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2018, 05:53:37 »
OK, sounds good.

Offline trek97

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Re: CB100 Timing Help
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2018, 07:17:12 »
im just hoping im not destroying anything in the engine. I'm not sure if the fly wheel shows the retarded and advanced positions.

You can probably borrow a timing light for FREE from Autozone...etc.  And you wont have to HOPE.   ::)

Yes it shows Full advance marks.  At full advance (it should start to advance around 1500rpm and full advance closer to 3500rpm, give or take) it should fire anywhere twixed the two advance marks.

« Last Edit: May 13, 2018, 07:23:38 by trek97 »

Offline waldo101

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Re: CB100 Timing Help
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2018, 07:45:21 »
i was wondering what those other two lines were. I will see if i can borrow a timing light from somewhere, I do have he contact plate in just the right place for it to start first kick and idle perfect. i took it up the road and up a hill and put a load on it and it pulled good and sounded like clockwork. when i first got it the bike it always wanted to bog down, maybe my cam has skipped a tooth at some point

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Re: CB100 Timing Help
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2018, 12:53:33 »
Im sure that by sheer chance you got it really close to being timed.

But yes look for the reason its not lining up closer to the mark and you may uncover more power than you got now.

Better safe than sorry.

Offline crazypj

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Re: CB100 Timing Help
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2018, 13:42:47 »
You can kinda check full advance by lining up timing mark on generator between the advance marks then manually rotating points cam with pliers. You have to be pretty careful not to damage points cam though. Plastic coated battery terminal pliers work on the inline 4's but I've never tried them on singles
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0