Part: Honda CB350 / CB360 Intake Valve Guide
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 tail 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 guide 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.
Installation Tip: We suggest to have the guides installed professionally by a 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.