How to Inspect your Engine Checklist: https://common-motor.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360033522952-How-to-Inspect-a-Used-Vintage-Honda-Motorcycle-Engine
So last summer we were coming back from Mid-Ohio and had the unfortunate situation of blowing our shop CB550 engine due to a small oil leak. Maybe you have been in this situation before. A lot of us find ourselves here when you ride these older bikes long enough. Our solution was to pick up a used engine at a junk yard here in town so we can keep riding in the meantime. Rather than rebuild a engine that more then likely still has some miles left to go on it, we are going to open up the side covers and accessible parts of this CB550 engine to inspect and clean it before loading it into our bike.
In Part 2 of this series, we are going to show you step by step how to check the bottom end of your engine (clutch, oil pump, oil filter, stator, etc.). Regardless if you are working on a CB350, CB360, CB450, CL350 Scrambler or any other vintage Honda engine from this era, Performing these critical inspections before installing the engine in the frame will make any repairs significantly easier.
-CB350 Service Gasket Kit: https://www.common-motor.com/honda-350-gasket-service-kit
-CB360 Service Gasket Kit: https://www.common-motor.com/honda-360-gasket-kit
-CB450 / CB500t Service Gasket Kit: https://www.common-motor.com/honda-450-service-gaskets
-CB500k / CB550 Service Gasket Kit: Coming Soon
-Antiseize Thread Lubricant: https://www.common-motor.com/anti-seize-lubricant
-Honda Impact Driver: https://www.common-motor.com/impact-driver
Allen Bolt Kits:
-CB350 Allen Bolt Kits: https://www.common-motor.com/honda-cb350-allen-head-bolt-kit
-CB360 Allen Bolt Kits: https://www.common-motor.com/honda-cb360-allen-bolts
-CB450 Allen Bolt Kits: https://www.common-motor.com/honda-450-allen-bolt-kit
-CB550 Allen Bolt Kits: Coming Soon