A 1998 Honda Shadow 750 is a cruiser motorcycle equipped with a V-Twin engine. You ride this motorcycle with your feet forward and your arms extended on the wide handlebars. It’s important to keep your Honda Shadow running with regular adjustments and maintenance, including proper oil changes. This oil change process follows the typical oil change protocol and should be done regularly.
Step 1: honda shadow 750 oil change
Run the engine for a few minutes to warm the oil a little. Turn off the motor. This allows the oil to drain more easily and helps circulate any sediment that may have settled to the bottom of the oil pan.
Step 2: honda shadow 750 oil
Keep your Honda Shadow upright on the side stand. Remove the oil fill cap to allow better oil drainage. Locate the drain plug, which is on the left side of the oil pan behind the left frame rail. Place the oil drain pan under this drain plug.
Step 3: honda shadow 750 oil filter
Loosen and remove the oil pan bolt with a wrench. Allow all the oil to drain into the oil pan.
Step 4: honda shadow 750 oil filter
Return the oil pan bolt to its original position. Tighten the bolt until snug and turn it an additional quarter turn to make sure it is tight. Consider replacing the washer gasket on the oil pan bolt at this time as well.
Step 5: oil for honda shadow 750
Move the oil pan to the rear of the engine where the oil filter is located. Firmly grip, loosen and remove the oil filter. Flip it over on the oil drain pan to allow the contents to drain.
Step 6: recommended oil for honda shadow 750
Fill the new oil filter with new oil. Dip your finger in the oil and put a light layer of oil on the oil filter gasket that runs around the top of the oil filter. This provides a seal when you replace and tighten the filter.
Step 7: honda shadow 750 motorcycle oil
Install the new filter reaching from the bottom right of the motorcycle. Twist it until snug and turn it an additional quarter turn to make sure it is tight.
Step 8: how much oil is in a honda shadow 750
Fill the motorcycle with oil through the oil filler hole. It should take about 2 1/2 quarts. Check the dipstick to make sure it is at a proper level. Replace the oil fill cap. Start the engine and let it run for a few minutes. Stop the engine and recheck the oil level. Add oil if necessary.
- Keep an owner’s manual on hand for regular motorcycle maintenance. Clean up oil spills by spraying kitty litter on the oil spill. Let the oil soak in. Sweep it up and discard it.
Items you will need
- motor oil (SAE 5W 30 or 10W 30), 3 quarts
- Oil filter (K&N KN-303 or KN-303C oil filter)
- Oil drain pan
- Washer gasket for oil pan screw
- Cat litter, if needed for spills