Item: Honda CB350 / CB360 / CB450 Handlebar Rubber Damper
Why You Need This: If you have not figured it out yet, the twin cylinder engines on the Honda CB350, CB360 and CB450 family bikes vibrate... a lot. This is the nature of an inline twin cylinder engine with a 180 degree crankshaft. Honda knew this back in the day and attempted to dampen the vibrations by rubber mounting the handlebars from the rest of the bike. Thus the handlebar mounting clamps are isolated from the upper triple tree via cone shaped rubber dampers. The idea was to dampen any road and engine vibrations from making their way to the riders hands for a smooth and comfortable ride.
Well time as usual, takes it toll on the rubber vibration dampers. This often means that the fit between the handlebars and the triple trees is sloppy and loose, which translates to weird handling and feel when turning your bike. Take back the control of the handling on your Honda CB350, CB360, CB450 and replace the worn out rubber dampers with a fresh set. Each handlebar mounting clamp uses two rubbers, one upper and one lower. These are sold as a kit of four rubbers, two upper and two lower. Depending on your bike sets may be symmetrical (same upper and lower) or have a specific upper and lower rubber damper. Select the proper set for your bike. The steering on your Honda CB350, CB360 or CB450 can also be improved with a tapered roller steering bearing kit for smoother turning.
Installation Tip: Install the upper rubber dampers on the stems of the handlebar clamps first. Use a little Windex as a lubricant and slide the bushing up. Then install the stems into the triple tree and seat the lower rubber damper and retaining nut.
These Handlebar Rubber Damper Set Fits These Honda Motorcycles