® SOHC4 is broke

The motorcycle user forum sohc4.net is out of control. This vintage Honda four forum is being held captive at the mercy of a handful of unqualified "experts" who as the queen said, insist that you "believe six impossible things before breakfast." Impossible because they're untrue, made up, unreliable. While many if not most enthusiast forums exhibit some measure of caustic malevolence, sohc4 is way over the top. This site's content is especially egregious in that so many owners of these machines arrive at their virtual doorstep each day, technical waifs really, only to be led even further astray by forum authorities pretending to be experts but in reality dealing in entirely extemporaneous advice. Sohc ("soak") is indeed broke. Bankrupt. Of ideals, of worth, of value. And most of all, of anything worthy of your respect and confidence. Don't believe anything that is said on this forum, but especially about two things in particular. First, about Honda sohc four electrical systems. Whether charging or ignition, the advice of this forum's leaders in this area is just plain ludicrous. Even comical. Second, about proper OEM-spec engine restoration techniques. Hardly a word is factual.


  Wow. This is such a dramatic example. In fact, whole paragraphs could be written countering this advice, there is so much error in it. And this is from one of the authorities of this particular forum. And yes, Mark and I have communicated. Far from an isolated example, this is what you subject yourself to when you believe the things forums tell you.  


Sohc4 is still at it. This is incorrect. The slot in the cam chain tensioner of a CB550 is indeed there for turning. Counterclockwise rotation tightens up the chain. Pro Honda techs use the same factory tool that is used to adjust the valves. I don't usually comment on forums, but this time I did. The response was nothing but personal attacks, as always.

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