How do I adjust the Honda CM200 Cam Chain Adjustment?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by ACH, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. ACH

    ACH Guest

    How do I adjust the Honda CM200 Cam Chain Adjustment?

    Some bikes you adjust when running (idle) and some when not running.
    Also some you adjust or loosen a bolt to match a marker.

    The Honda Rebel uses a similar engine but has an automatic cam chain
    ACH, Jun 19, 2005
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  2. ACH

    Loz H Guest

    <Pedantic bastard>

    The 400/Four camchain adjusts whilst the engine is running at idle, and the
    550/Four you adjust with the engine at No.1 TDC on the compression stroke.


    As with all my Honda, I find it helps if you give the adjusting mechanism a
    tap whilst you have the locknut loose too, as they can be a bit sticky. Or,
    in the case of the 550, keep a slight amount of anti-clockwise pressure on
    the adjuster bolt.

    Another top tip that helps to keep them quiet is when turning the motor from
    the alternator/wherever you have your spanner, keep some pressure on so it
    takes up maximum slack in the chain. Whether this is clockwise or
    anticlockwise depends on what side your turning it from, and where the
    tensioner is. Visualise the chain, the crank and the tensioner, and common
    sense will tell you which way.
    Loz H, Jun 19, 2005
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