This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda NT700V, also known as the Honda Deauville.
The NT700V is an entry-level sport-touring or light-touring bike. It’s “classic Honda” in the sense that it’s extremely functional and reputedly boring, but it’s also dead reliable, very affordable used, and will do anything you ask of it.
The Honda NT700V Deauville is powered by a 680cc liquid-cooled SOHC 8-valve 52-degree V-twin. It has a mild compression ratio of 10:1, pushing peak power to 48 kW / 65 hp at 8000 rpm, and peak torque to 66 Nm / 49 ft-lb at 6500 rpm.
Final drive on the NT700V is via a 5-speed transmission and a shaft drive.
Maintenance on the NT700V is light, but there’s still some stuff to do.
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Honda NT700V / Deauville Service intervals
Overall, the Honda NT700V has 4000 mile / 6400 km service intervals, but Honda only recommends you change the oil every 8000 mile / 12800 km or 12 months.
Every service, check the spark plugs, but change the spark plugs and the oil filter when you change the oil.
The valve service is relatively frequent on the NT700V, every 8000 miles / 12800 km, but adjustments are relatively rare, especially as the bike ages.
Because the Honda NT700V has a shaft drive, you should tend to the lubricant regularly. Basically you can change the brake fluid, coolant, and shaft drive fluid at the same time every two years, which should simplify maintenance.
What you need to service your Honda Deauville NT700V
It’s a shaft-driven bike. What do you need to service? Well, still quite a few things! You need to change the shaft oil every ~40,000 km, for one.
Here’s what you need to service your Honda NT700V.
|Part||Honda Deauville NT700V spec|
|Oil||Honda recommends SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA or higher, such as Pro Honda GN4 10W-30 or an equivalent high-quality motorcycle oil like Motul 5100 (which gets rave reviews). Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).|
|Oil filter||Honda’s standard part number for the oil filter is 15410-MFJ-D01 (used on many Hondas). You can also use Hiflofiltro HF204RC for the oil filter. Use a torque wrench to tighten it to 26 Nm (19 lb-ft).|
|Air filter (OEM)||You can use the K&N alternative air filter, whose part number is HA-7010, which is much easier to get online than the standard part.|
|Spark plugs||Use NGK spark plug part CPR8EA-9. Use a gapping tool to set the gap to 0.8-0.9 mm.|
|Final drive oil||You don’t have to lube the chain, but you do need final drive oil. The manual is vague, saying you just need “hypoid gear oil” at a spec of SAE 80. Use Pro Honda Shaft Drive Oil if available.|
|Brake fluid||You can use any DOT 4 oil, but Honda recommends Honda DOT 4.|
|Brake pads (front)||OEM front brake pads are part number 06455-MGS-D32. Alternative EBC double-hardened front brake pads have part number FA196HH.|
|Brake pads (rear)||OEM rear brake pads are part number 06435-MGS-D32. Alternative EBC double-hardened rear brake pads have part number FA496HH.|
|Coolant||Use Honda Long-life Coolant, which is based on ethylene glycol.|
|Grease||Stock up on lithium soap-based grease and silicon grease to keep pivots and moving parts lubricated and protected.|
Honda NT700V Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda NT700V.
- I: inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
- C: clean
- A: adjust
- L: lubricate
- R: replace
Notes on the maintenance schedule:
- Honda recommends you get the wheels, tires, and and steering head bearings serviced by a professional mechanic.
- Beyond the end of the maintenance schedule, keep repeating it in the pattern shown.
- The maintenance schedule has been re-ordered in a more logical sense (e.g. with engine oil at the beginning)
|mi x 1000||4||8||12||16||20||24|
|km x 1000||6.4||12.8||19.2||25.6||32||38.4||Every|
|Engine Oil (Pro Honda GN4 10W-30)||R||R||R||Replace every year|
|Engine Oil Filter (HF204RC)||R||R||R|
|Air Cleaner (HA-7010)||R||R||Replace more often if ridden in dusty / rainy conditions|
|Radiator Coolant (Honda Long-life Coolant)||I||I||R||Replace every 2 years|
|Secondary Air Supply System||I||I||I|
|Evaporative Emission Control System||I||I|
|Final Drive Oil (Pro Honda Shaft Drive Oil)||I||I||R||Replace every 2-3 years|
|Brake Fluid (Honda DOT 4)||I||I||R||I||I||R||Replace every 2 years|
|Brake Pads Wear||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Brake Light Switch||I||I||I|
|Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners||I||I||I|
|Steering Head Bearings||I||I||I|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda NT700V
The Honda NT700V has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard, as specified in the manual, as well as the following recommended tyre pressures.
|Front||120/70ZR17M/C (58W)||36 psi (250 kPa, 2.50 bar)|
|Rear||150/70ZR17M/C (69W)||42 psi (290 kPa, 2.90 bar)|
About the Honda NT700V Deauville
As mentioned above, the Honda NT700V is a “do everything” light touring motorcycle. It’s commonly used for everything from commuting to getting around whole continents on a budget.
Honda NT700V Deauville is powdered by a liquid-cooled 52-degree V-Twin displacing 680cc. The engine has a mild 10:1 compression ratio, which combined with liquid cooling makes for a very reliable motor.
The Honda NT700V is the smartphone’s answer to the Leica M3, a bike that isn’t exciting or aesthetically wonderful, but which is always there for you and which gets out of your way and lets you enjoy experiences.
The mild engine puts power down through a five-speed transmission (the fifth speed is still an overdrive) and via an enclosed shaft drive. The manual doesn’t even recommend a replacement interval for the shaft drive lubricant, though many owners do it every 2 years along with other fluid changes.
Being a mid-range touring motorcycle, the Honda NT700V comes with large-capacity integrated saddlebags and five-position adjustable windscreen which gives good coverage to most riders. Many Deauville buyers also got the matching 45-litre top box, so many used items come with it included.
The saddlebags bear a little extra mention. They’re not big enough to carry a helmet. But it’s very well integrated, to the point where they look good on the bike, and don’t add any ungainly width, so you can still navigate the Honda NT700V through traffic with aplomb.
The NT700V also disguises the gas tank very well behind the large fairing, but this still blends in with the spacious seat and standard panniers. Everything is designed with aerodynamics and practicality in mind and Honda’s quality build and refinement can be spotted all over this model.
Suspension on the Honda NT700V is via a standard 41mm fork, and a single rear shock with adjustable preload only.
Front brakes for the Deauville are quite generous, with 296mm dual dycs and 3-piston calipers. The combined ABS versions have balanced brakes between the front and rear.
The Honda NT700V was eventually retired, but reborn partly in spirit in the parallel-twin engined Honda NT1100 for 2022.
Reference — Manual for the Honda NT700V
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda NT700V.
You can download it from Honda directly.