Maintenance Schedule

Honda Shadow VT600 Maintenance Schedules

Click here to see the recommended factory service intervals for maintenance on the Honda Shadow VLX motorcycle. 

Perhaps the most important service task on any vehicle for longevity is changing the oil, if you need help changing the oil on your VLX there is a great write up here: Do-It-Yourself-Oil-Change  Also not that the regular oil change interval designed by Honda Engineers is 8000 miles, this is not a type-o, some riders still choose to change their oil every 3000 miles others may stick to the factory maintenance schedule the choice is yours.

VT600C/CD VLX and VLX Deluxe Recommended Service Intervals

Miles x 1000

Notes:

0.6

mi

4

mi

8

mi

12

mi

16

mi

20

mi

24

mi

 Drive Chain

  Every 600 miles  I, L

 Brake Fluid

(4)   I I R I I R

 Brake Shoe/Pad Wear

    I I I I I I

 Brake System

  I   I   I   I

 Brake Light Switch

      I   I   I

 Headlight Aim

      I   I   I

 Clutch System

  I I I I I I I

 Side Stand

      I   I   I

 Suspension

      I   I   I

 Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners

  I   I   I   I

 Wheels/Tires

  I I I I I I I

 Steering Head Bearings

  I   I   I   I

 Fuel Line

      I   I   I

 Throttle Operation

      I   I   I

 Carburetor Choke

      I   I   I

 Air Cleaner

(2)       R     R

 Crankcase Breather

(3)   C C C C C C

 Spark Plugs

    I R I R I R

 Valve Clearances

  I   I   I   I

 Engine Oil

  R   R   R   R

 Engine Oil Filter

  R   R   R   R

 Engine Idle Speed

  I I I I I I I

 Radiator Coolant

(4)     I   I   R

 Cooling System

      I   I   I

 Secondary Air Supply System

      I   I   I
 L = Lubricate
 I = Inspect
 C = Clean
 R = Replace
 
Note 1 : At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
Note 2: Service more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
Note 3: Service more frequently when riding in rain or at full throttle.
Note 4: Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first.

 

 

 

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