® The DOHC 450/500 page

One of my all-time favorite top five vintage Hondas, and the bike I got to know pretty well starting out. Such an elemental machine, more raw than a 70s four-cylinder, more refined than Honda's smaller twins. And just a hoot to ride.

  • Rear brake danger
  • Steering bearings
  • The intake timing trick
  • The 95/50 rule
  • Adjusting the cam chain
  • The gel battery

  • The 60/40 rule
  • The ethanol issue
  • Draining carburetors
  • Installing the camshafts
  • The ignition points issue
  • The refined CB500T

Last updated February 2023
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