Maintenance Specs

Honda Shadow VT600C/CD Maintenance Specifications

Click here to see the factory recommended maintenance specifications and tolerances for such things as gaps, slack, free play, clearance, fluid types, capacity, part types, etc. for the Honda Shadow VLX. 

 

Honda VT600C/CD Maintenance Specification

Drive chain slack

20 - 30 mm (0.75 - 1.125 in)

Drive chain size/link (RK)

RK: 525 SM5 / 120 L

DID: 525 V8

Recommended brake fluid

DOT 4

Brake pedal free play

20 - 30 mm (0.750 - 1.250 in)

Clutch lever free play

10 - 20 mm (0.375 - 0.750 in)

Cold tire pressure

Up to 90 kg (200lbs) Load Front 200 kPa (29 psi)
    Rear 200 kPa (29 psi)
  Up to maximum weight capacity Front 200 kPa (29 psi)
    Rear 250 kPa (36 psi)

Minimum tire tread depth

  Front 1.5 mm (0.06 in)
    Rear 2.0 mm (0.08 in)

Tire size

  Front 110/90-19 57S
    Rear 160/80-15 M/C 77S

Tire brand

Dunlop (After 98) Front F24

 

Dunlop (pre 98) Rear K555
  Dunlop (After 98) Rear D404
  Bridgestone (Pre 98) Front G515
    Rear G702

Throttle grip free play

2 - 6 mm (1/12 - 1/4 in)

Spark plug

Standard DPR8EA-9 (NGK)
X24EPR-U9 (DENSO)
  For cold climate / below (5*C/41*F) DPR7EA-9 (NGK)
X22EPR-U9 (DENSO)
  For extended high speed riding DPR9EA-9 (NGK)
X27EPR-U9 (DENSO)

Spark plug gap

0.8 - 0.9 mm (0.03 - 0.04 in)

Valve clearance

  IN 0.15 +/- 0.02 mm (0.006 +/- 0.0008 in)
    EX 0.20 +/- 0.02 mm (0.008 +/- 0.0008 in)

Engine oil capacity

  at drainging 2.1 liters (2.2 US qt)
    at oil filter change 2.25 liters (2.38 US qt)
    at disassembly 2.8 liters (3.0 US qt)

Recommended engine oil

Honda GN4 or HP4 4-stroke oil or equivalent motor oil
API service classification SF or SG
Viscosity: SAE 10W-40

Carburetor vacuum difference

(dual carb models) 27kPA, 20 mm Hg (0.8 in Hg)
base carburetor: No. 1 (rear)

Engine idle speed

1,200 +/- 100 rpm

 

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