In this video we show you the quick and easy way to hone or de-glaze the cylinders on your vintage Honda motorcycle engine. This process is only performed after measuring the amount of wear in each cylinder and determining if they are all within the service limits of wear for your respective engine. Service limits are published in each of the factory service manuals. If the cylinders are within service limits then honing and new rings are in order. If the cylinder is too large (out of limits) or you find a gouge or groove in the cylinder then it must be bored and an oversize piston used.
The purpose of honing is to remove any glaze or build up on the cylinder walls so that the new piston rings have a clean and fresh surface to break-in to. The process is quick and easy, but it can be messy so prep appropriately. Regardless if you have a Honda CB350 / CB360 / CB450 / CB550 the same exact technique applies. Make sure you purchase the correct diameter hone for your respective bike.
- Cylinder Hone: https://www.common-motor.com/honda-motorcycle-cylinder-hone
-CB350 / CL350 Scrambler / SL350 Piston Rings: https://www.common-motor.com/honda-cb350-cl350-standard-piston-rings
-CB360 / CL360 Scrambler / CJ360 Piston Rings: https://www.common-motor.com/honda-360-piston-rings
-CB450 / CL450 Scrambler / CB500T Piston Rings: https://www.common-motor.com/honda-cb450-cb500t-standard-piston-rings
-CB550 Piston Rings: https://www.common-motor.com/honda-cb550-standard-piston-rings
-Dial Bore Gauge: https://www.common-motor.com/Honda-Dial-Bore-Gauge
-Telescoping Snap Gauges: https://www.common-motor.com/Honda-Telescope-Small-Hole-Gauge