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Honda NC750X (including DCT) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda NC750X.

The Honda NC750X is Honda’s “do it all” machine. It was initially released in 2014 as an update to the earlier NC700X, but since then the engine has stayed the same.

The Honda NC750X is designed for commuting and supposed to be able to satisfy both new and veteran riders with a broad range of use cases, from everyday riding to mid-distance touring.

It’s based on a 745cc parallel twin engine that’s liquid-cooled and has four valves per cylinder. It makes a peak of 40.3 kW (54 hp) at 6250 rpm, and a peak of 68 Nm (51 lb-ft) of torque at 4750 rpm. Drive is through a standard wet clutch and chain.

With the Honda NC750X there’s a focus on practicality, with huge amounts of storage, a very un-stressed engine (compression ratio of 10.7:1, tuned for low-down torque), a low centre of gravity, high fuel efficiency, and an optional automatic transmission, Honda’s DCT (dual clutch transmission) system.

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What you need to service your Honda NC750X

Below are some parts and consumables you will need to service your motorcycle. Honda NC750X owners tend to often be do-it-yourselfers.

PartHonda NC750X spec
OilHonda recommends SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA. Pro Honda GN4 10W-30 is good. You need 3.1-2L when changing it with the filter. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).
Oil filterHonda’s standard part number for the oil filter is 15410-MFJ-D01 (used on many Hondas). You can also use a Hiflofiltro HF204RC for the oil filter. Use a torque wrench to tighten it to 26 Nm (19 lb-ft).
Air filter (OEM)The OEM air filter part is 17210-MGS-D30. You can also use the K&N alternative air filter, whose part number is HA-7012.
Spark plugsUse NGK spark plug part IFR6G-11K. Use a gapping tool to set the gap to 1.0-1.1 mm.
Brake fluidYou can use many brands, but Honda recommends Honda DOT 4.
Brake pads (front)EBC double-hardened front brake pads have part number FA196HH.
Brake pads (rear)EBC double-hardened rear brake pads have part number FA496HH.
CoolantUse Honda Long-life Coolant, which is based on ethylene glycol.
Honda NC750X parts for maintenance

Honda NC750X Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda NC750X. It’s just as it was from the manual, but modified slightly to fit a web page screen.

Maintaining the NC750X is very easy. It’s a very low-maintenance motorcycle. You do have to keep the clutch clean and lubed, but apart from that it’s stress free — even the DCT system doesn’t require special attention other than inspecting the clutch system periodically.

Notes

  • At the end of the maintenance schedule, continue servicing it in the pattern below.
  • The original manual recommends getting steering and tyres serviced by an authorised mechanic. Most other items can be done by a mechanically skilled home operator with a shop manual.

Maintenance Legend

  • I: Inspect (clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary)
  • R: Replace
  • L: Lubricate
  • C: Clean
mi x 10000.64812162024
km x 100016.412.819.225.63238.4Every
Engine Oil (Pro Honda GN4 10W-30)RRRR1 year, R
Engine Oil Filter (HF204RC)RR
Spark Plug (NGK IFR6G-11K)I32000 mi (51200 km): R
Valve ClearanceI
Air Cleaner (HA-7012)RRMore often when riding in dusty/wet areas
Cooling SystemIII
Radiator Coolant (Pro Honda Coolant)III3 Years, R
Brake Fluid (Honda DOT 4)IIIIII2 years, R
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Drive Chain (Motul chain paste)600 mi (1,000 km): I, L
Clutch Oil FilterRR
Fuel LineIII
Throttle OperationIII
Crankcase Breather (CA only)CCCCCC
Engine Idle SpeedIII
Evaporative Emission Control SystemIMore often when riding in rain / at full throttle
Drive Chain SliderIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Brake Lock Operation (DCT model)IIIIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch System (Standard/non-DCT)IIIIII
Side StandIII
SuspensionIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersIII
Wheels/TiresIII
Steering Head BearingsIII
Honda NC750X maintenance schedule

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda NC750X

The Honda NC750X has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

TyreSizeBrand(s)Tyre pressure
Front120/70ZR17M/C(58W)DUNLOP D609F
BRIDGESTONE BW-501 RADIAL G
36 psi(250 kPa, 2.50 kgf/cm2)
Rear160/60ZR17M/C(69W)DUNLOP D609
BRIDGESTONE BW-502 RADIAL G
42 psi (290 kPa, 2.90 kgf/cm2)
Tyres and tyre pressures for the Honda NC750X

About the Honda NC750X

The Honda NC750X is an easy-going adventure motorcycle for twisty roads, open highways, city centers, and rural roadways.

The Honda NC750X is part of Honda’s five-model “adventure” line of streetbikes, including the CB500X and the Africa Twin, but this bike is really best for exploring asphalt, not rough-and-tumble off-road single-track. 

The engine is a 745cc 55-degree parallel twin that makes 40 kW (54 hp) in base trim. That might not sound like much (and it’s not), but it’s because it’s a torque-first engine. The NC750X makes quite a lot more torque than its commuter siblings the Kawasaki Versys 650 and Suzuki V-Strom 650, who tend to make their torque and power a little higher up.

The Honda NC750X’s engine combines good low-to-midrange torque with outstanding fuel economy, and the 41mm fork and 17-inch wheels give a smooth ride.

The engine is quite a simple one. It has an unstressed 10.7:1 compression ratio, and a simple single overhead cam four-valve-per-cylinder design. These should make service both infrequent and easy.

One of the magic tricks of the Honda NC750X that wins lots of converts is its massive storage space. Instead of a gas tank where you’d expect it, there’s a huge 22-litre storage compartment in front of the rider, which can fit many full-face helmets. The gas is stored under the seat, giving it a low centre of gravity.

The Honda NC750X also comes with automatic transmission (DCT, Dual Clutch Transmission) as an option, making it even more accessible. For people who have difficulty with the clutch (RSI or a nerve problem), or who just aren’t really into shifting, DCT is bliss.

Everything about the Honda NC750X says “easy to ride” — approachable engine, low centre-of-gravity, lots of storage space, and optional automatic transmission. And it’s on the affordable end of the spectrum, too.

Ride gear on the Honda NC750X is also relatively basic. The suspension at the front is an unadjustable 41mm Showa conventional fork, and the shock at the rear is a simple single shock-setup. Braking is via a single 320mm disc with a 2-piston caliper. ABS is standard.

Reference — Manual for the Honda NC750X

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda NC750X. A screenshot of the maintenance schedule is below.

Honda NC750X Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

You can download it from Honda’s website here.

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