Part: Honda CB350 / CB360 Intake Valve Guide (Sold In Pairs)
Why You Need This: Anytime you remove the cylinder head from your Honda CB350 or CB360 it should be disassembled to inspect the valves, valve seats, and the wear on the valve guides. There are some tell-tale signs that your intake valve guides are worn; a puff of blue smoke coming out of the exhaust of your Honda upon acceleration indicates oil is being pulled through the valve guides and into the combustion chamber. Oil fouled spark plugs, oil consumption and gooey tops of intake valves are all indicators as well.
Fear not though because once you make the decision to take apart the cylinder head, we provide some of the best replacement valve guides you can find. Our performance bronze valve guides are superior to the original iron ones found in your Honda CB350 or CB360. Sold in pairs, two will be needed per engine. The valve guides listed here are for the intake valves only and will fit your Honda CB350 / CB360 perfectly. Since you are already there, consider replacing the valves, exhaust valve guides, cam chain and all those old, gunky gaskets with an overhaul gasket kit too.
CB360 / CL360 / CJ360 Owners: These valve guides have a slightly different design than the OEM guides used by Honda in the CB360, CL360 Scrambler, and CJ360 engines. They use a tapered end like the OEM guides used in the CB/CL350 engines that eliminate the need for the factory valve stem seals. Do not use any valve stem seals when using these intake valve guides.
Installation Tip: We suggest having the guides installed professionally by an engine machine shop. However, since we know you prefer to do things yourself, the guide inner diameter needs to be honed to properly fit the valve stem once installed. A proper valve guide driver must be used to install the guides to avoid damage. These guides fit in the head casting very tightly so they might need to be lightly sanded on the outer diameter to achieve the proper interface fit. Double-check your work with a micrometer.