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Honda CB360 / CL360 / CJ360 Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HONDA CB360 / CL360 / CJ360

HONDA CB360 / CL360 / CJ360 Answers

What engine oil should I use for my CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Recommended oil viscosity for general riding and all temperatures is: SAE 10W-40.

We've also had success running diesel truck oil (Shell Rotella, Chevron Delo, Mobil Delvac) at 15W-40 viscosity. Diesel oil has the bonus of extra detergent additives as well as zinc which older engines need. Synthetic oils are are not recommended as they will cause your clutch to slip. We recommend adding 2-3oz. of Zinc additive with every oil change. 

How much engine oil do I need for my CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

When changing oil: 1.5L (1.6qt.)
When separating the crankcase: 2.0L (2.1qt.)
Always confirm oil level with the dipstick.

How often do I need to change the engine oil on a CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Every 1,500 miles / 2,400 km.

What fuel should I use in a CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

We recommend premium (92+ octane) fuel; if it can be found non-ethanol fuel as well.

What is the fuel capacity of a CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

CB360: 2.7 U.S. gal., 11.0 lit., 2.2 Imp. gal.
CL360: 2.4 U.S. gal., 9.0 lit., 2.0 Imp. gal.
CJ360: 3.7 U.S. gal., 14 lit., 3.1 Imp. gal.


What size tires do I need for my CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Front Tire: 18-100/90 (modern sizing) / 3.00-18 (old sizing)
Rear Tire: 18-110/90 (modern sizing) / 3.50-18 (old sizing)

What is the correct tire air pressure for my for my CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Front Tire Pressure: 26 psi / 1.8 kg/sq. cm
Rear Tire Pressure: 28 psi / 2.0 kg/sq. cm

What size tire inner tube do I need for my CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Front and Rear tire inner tube sizes: 18" x 3.25" - 4"

http://www.common-motor.com/honda-inner-tube

What spark plug do I need for my CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

B8ES (NGK)

http://www.common-motor.com/honda-spark-plug-ngk

What is the spark plug gap for the CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Gap specification: 0.7 - 0.8 mm (0.028 - 0.032 in.)

What size fuse do I need for my Honda CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

The main fuse is a 15A fuse and the sub-fuses are 7A fuses.

http://www.common-motor.com/honda-glass-fuses-15a
http://www.common-motor.com/honda-360-500-glass-fuses-7a

What size drive chain do I need for my Honda CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Standard (non O-ring) clip type master link drive chain with a 530 pitch will work.

Watch our YouTube video on how to count the links in your chain for the appropriate length.

http://www.common-motor.com/honda-cb-cl-cj-sl-cb350-cb360-cb450-drive-chain

How often should I lubricate and inspect the drive chain on my Honda CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Lubrication and inspection of the drive chain should be happening every 500 miles / 800 km.

Maximum slackness when measured by moving the drive chain vertically is 10 to 20mm (0.4 to 0.8 inches).

What are the carburetor stock size jets for my Honda CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Main Jet Primary (Needle Jet): #110 (factory) / #100 (rebuild)
Main Jet Secondary: #68
Idle Jet (Pilot Jet): #35


What is the carburetor float height for my Honda CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

18.5 mm (0.73 in.) (factory)
16.5mm (0.65 in.) (recommended)

Does the cam chain tensioner need to be replaced on my my Honda CB360 / CJ360 / CL360?

Read this article we've written about the Honda CL / CJ / CB Cam Chain Tensioner Replacement.
http://www.common-motor.com/Honda-CL-CJ-CB-Cam-Chain-Tensioner-Replacement_b_11.html
http://www.common-motor.com/honda-360-cam-chain-tensioner


How do I synchronize the carburetors on my Honda CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Watch our YouTube video on synchronizing the carburetors on a Honda CB360 / CJ360 / CL360.
Read this article we wrote on synching carbs on a Honda CB360:
http://www.common-motor.com/honda-carburetor-synchronization
http://www.common-motor.com/honda-360-carburetor-synchronization


How often do I need to set the ignition timing on my CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Every 1,500 miles / 2,400 km.

How do I set the ignition timing on my CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Watch our handy YouTube tutorial on setting your ignition timing.

How often do I need to replace the ignition points on my CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Inspect and set every 1,500 miles / 2,400 km. Consider replacing after 6,000 miles / 9,600 km.

What type of fork oil and how much fork oil should I use in my CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Factory spec on the fork oil is 135 - 140cc (4.6 - 4.7 ozs.) of premium quality ATF (automatic transmission fluid), however we recommend a 10W (light rider) to 15W (heavy rider) motorcycle fork oil. ATF is approximately 5W and replacing it with a heavier weight oil will stiffen up your front end.

How often should I change my front fork oil on my CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

Every 5,000 miles / 8,000 km or once a year, whichever comes first.

How do I change the fork oil on my CB360 / CJ360 / CL360?

Watch our YouTube video on changing the fork oil on a CB360 / CJ360 / CL360.

What is the valve adjustment / tappet clearance specs for the Honda CB360 / CL360 / CJ360?

The standard tappet clearance is:
Intake: 0.05 mm (0.002 in.)
Exhaust: 0.08 mm (0.003 in.)

Watch our You Tube video tutorial on How to Adjust Valve Clearance on the Honda CB360, CL360 and CJ360.

What brake fluid should I use in my CB360 / CL360?

DOT 3 brake fluid.