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Old 12-26-2008, 08:39 AM   #77
Joined: Dec 2008
Oddometer: 12
Idle problems-

Hello adrenaline . I used to be a Honda dealer and mechanic but it's been a while. I have just started restoring a 1965 CB160 so I found this thread. I was reading your post about your idle problems and I reached back in time in my memory and I think you may have a bad advancer.. Either weak springs or it's sticky. It's also likely that you have plugged idle jets. The varying rpm would be the advancer and if the bike runs good hot but will not idle when warm it's probable you have a second problem with the jets. One other possibility is sticking throttle cable (s). If you un-do the slides be sure and put them back in such that the idle speed screw "ramp" is towards the idle speed adjust screw (s) . If put in backwards the slide will be 1/4 open or so when you start the bike. Great fun till it blows up! I don't think you described a petcock problem with the bike running ok down the road. I'm trying to work out casting up copies of the original plastic tank emblems for my bike that say CB160 using whats left of my emblems to make female molds. I've had some success but not quite right yet. Also I discovered that if bent a little from the sun they can be flattened with gentle heating and light persuasion. Is everyone aware how to straighten clutch/brake levers without breaking them even if they are pretzled? ..cheers... Dave

olddealer screwed with this post 12-26-2008 at 09:23 AM Reason: wrong year
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