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Honda CL / CJ / CB360 Cam Chain Tensioner & Cam Chain Guide

Honda CL / CJ / CB360 Cam Chain Tensioner & Cam Chain Guide

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Part: Honda CL360 / CJ360 / CB360 Cam Chain Tensioner & Cam Chain Guide

Why You Need This: The original cam chain tensioner is the Achilles Heel of the Honda CL / CJ / CB360 engine; broken cam chain tensioners (sometimes called cam chain slippers) have destroyed many engines over the years. Replacement cam chain tensioners along with its matching cam chain guide from Honda are long gone. Because of this the best one could do was to find a clean used tensioner hoping that it has some life left in it. One could easily say this the single most valuable part in the 360 engine. The good news is a new replacement cam chain tensioner (slipper) and cam chain guide for the Honda CL360, CJ360 and CB360 motorcycles are finally here. This has been a long work in progress and we are proud to offer a kit with a brand new reproduction cam chain tensioner and new cam chain guide. These reproduction parts have been tested for the CL360, CJ360 and CB360 engines with great success and are ready for installation in your Honda.

History: Honda first released the CB360 and CL360 in 1974, the early models had failure issues with the cam chain tensioners. This failure caused severe engine damage, so much so that a factory recall was put out and a re-designed tensioner was installed. Engines that made it in for the recall were stamped with a pair of dots on the engine serial number to indicate that the recall had been performed. However not all engines made it in to get the recall nor did every recalled engine get stamped. Thus cam chain tensioner failure has been the weakness of the 360 engine for years. Additionally the cam chain guide is also commonly broken, worn out or even missing.

The reality is if you have a Honda CB360, CL360 or CJ360 you should change your original cam chain tensioner and guide, period. It is the peace of mind that we have all been waiting for.

Installation Tip: The cam chain tensioner can be replaced with the engine in the bike and with no need to remove the cylinder head. The procedure can be performed in a few hours with basic hand tools. We have made a how to video guide to bring you through the whole process. This is also a good time to change out your cam chain and engine oil seals if you are doing an total engine overhaul as well. You will need some Three Bond gasket sealer when re-installing the valve cover. Once reassembled the engine will need to have the valves and ignition timing reset.

Additional Information: You can download a copy of the original Honda cam chain tensioner factory service bulletin for more information about the original recall. Also see the factory service manual page 23 for proper cam chain adjustment procedure.

This Cam Chain Tensioner & Guide Fits These Honda 360 Motorcycles
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this is a great product at a great price. and beyond that Brendon's video give me the knowledge needed to preform the work my self. Job well done. Thanks
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Reviewed by:  from Utah. on 9/22/2015
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Street Wrencher
This worked perfectly! Thanks for re-popping this part and saving me from overspending on Ebay.
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Reviewed by:  from Brooklyn. on 2/25/2016
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Great part & support!!
I am beginning to restore my first project bike, a great little CB360. I came across this website and Brendon's videos and felt like I could to the cam chain replacement myself. A little nervous, I ordered the part and set aside an afternoon to do the work. After pulling the old cam chain tensioner, I was so glad I did this recall - it was really chewed up. The replacement was smooth thanks to the support of the videos. Thanks Brenden and team!!
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Reviewed by:  from Salem, Oregon. on 12/31/2016
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Everythings OK +++++
Everything's OK! The Cam Chain Tensioner is exactly as expected and fit perfectly in my Honda CB360. Perfect too for the shipement to France. Thank you very much +++++
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from France. on 1/15/2017
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Vintage bike enthusiast
Super happy with the parts and the service!! Made a lot of progress with my old girl, thank you guys!!
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Reviewed by:  from Scott AFB Il. on 5/3/2017
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