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Honda CL / CB350 Carburetor Rebuild Guide Part 2: Emulsifier Assembly, Float Height Adjustment & Jet / Float Bowl Installation

Posted by Brenden on 4/25/2017 to CB350 / CL350 / SL350
Our Honda CL350 & CB350 carburetor is ready to be reassembled. We begin by installing the critical parts in the float bowl area of the carburetor and getting the float height correctly set. 

Honda CL / CB350 Carburetor Rebuild Guide Part 1: Identification / Parts Overview & Disassembly

Posted by Brenden M. on 4/7/2017 to CB350 / CL350 / SL350
The Honda CL350 & CB350 family of motorcycles used three different carburetors over the production run. We show you how to identify the carbs type, how to take them apart and which pieces you might need to replace during a rebuild.

Honda CB450 Rebuild: Engine Disassembly, Part 2 Project Diamond

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 1/20/2015 to CB450 / CL450 / CB500T
The disassembly continues on our 1973 Honda CB450 engine from project Diamond. Part two focuses on the engine bottom end (crankshaft, transmission, crankcase, etc).

Honda CB450 Rebuild: Engine Disassembly, Part 1 Project Diamond

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 1/20/2015 to CB450 / CL450 / CB500T
We are taking apart the 1973 Honda CB450 engine from project Diamond. Part one focuses on the engine top end (head, cams, jugs, etc).

Honda CB450 Rebuild: Removing the Engine, Pt. 2. Project Diamond

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 12/9/2014
The engine removal from project Diamond continues. We will show you how to use an impact driver , along with the final parts coming off the bike to get the engine out of the frame an on the bench. 

Honda CB450 Rebuild: Removing the engine, Pt. 1. Project Diamond

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 11/25/2014
In order for the engine to be rebuilt, we need to pull it out of the bike. This takes longer than you might expect, so here is part 1 of the engine removal process.

Honda CL360 / CJ360 / CB360 Cam Chain Tensioner Replacement

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 11/17/2014
New cam chain tensioners and chain guides are here for the Honda CL350 / CJ360 / CB360 Family of motorcycles. We will show you how to swap out the old ones for a fresh set.

Honda CB450 Rebuild: Project Diamond

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 11/11/2014
Our winter project here at the Common Motor Collective is a 1973 Honda CB450K that has been named "Project Diamond." Over the next few months; we'll show you what parts, tools and process necessary to rebuild this vintage Honda from the ground up.

Honda CB360 Carburetor Synchronization

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 1/31/2014
This video post details the process of carburetor synchronization for the Honda CB360. While this synchronization video is specific to this model the general process is similar across all of the Honda twins.

Master Cylinder Rebuild How To

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 12/2/2013
In this second installment of our technical documentation videos we follow up our master cylinder disassembly with the rebuild of the master cylinder. In the video we show you the correct installation of our master cylinder rebuild kit to answer any of the questions that you may come across during your rebuild.

Master Cylinder Disassembly How To

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 11/11/2013
In this video blog post we show you the process of disassembling the master cylinder of the Honda CB350G, CB360, CB450, CB500T, CB500F, and CB550F models. We've tried taking a new approach to the typical DIY's that you see around the web, and most importantly we've tried to cut out any of the filler, and we get right to business.

Front Disc Brake: A Sticky Situation

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 9/10/2013
This post is a quick dissection of the major components of the front disc brake that came equipped on the various Honda CB350G, CB360, CB450, CB500T, CB500F, and CB550F models. It addresses some of the key components that need to be repaired or replace.

CB360 Cafe Build

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 8/1/2013 to CB360 / CL360 / CJ360
After getting a lot of questions about what's been done to my personal CB360 I decided to post up a quick video detailing the modifications.

How to Buy an Old Motorcycle: What it is Going to Cost to Fix

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 5/20/2013
This post gives an overview of the cost associated with repairing and rebuilding some of the major components on a vintage Honda bike. We've gone through the process on multiple bikes here in our shop, and these numbers are a good baseline. Doing the work personally always saves a good deal of money, and the prices listed represent the approximate cost of the parts and consumables that you will need.

Building Your Toolbox: The Basic Tools Needed to Start Wrenching

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 4/1/2013
This post discusses the cornerstone of working on your own bike, and that is your toolbox. We discuss the necessary tools that are needed to start wrenching, and give our recommendations on what to buy. Beyond the basics we give you some direction on building your box over time. This helps to spread the cost over a longer period of time, and gets you what you need to get off the ground.