Honda VT750C Shadow ACE (1998-2003) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals
This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda VT750C Shadow ACE, or “A.C.E.”, standing for “American Custom Edition”.
The VT750C Shadow ACE is part of Honda’s long-standing Honda Shadow range. It’s powered by a The A.C.E.’s performance is powered by a 745cc 52-degree V-twin, a bored and stroked engine from the Shadow VLX, which has a 600cc engine.
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Honda VT750C Shadow ACE Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda VT750C Shadow ACE. It’s modified to make it easier to read and understand (see notes).
- I: Inspect/clean
- R: Replace/change
- L: Lubricate
- At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here
- If there’s a time-based interval, observe the earlier of the time or distance interval.
- The break-in service is omitted
|km x 1000||6.4||12.8||19.2||25.6||32||38.4|
|mi x 1000||4||8||12||16||20||24||Every|
|Drive Chain||800 km (500 mi): I/L|
|Brake Fluid||I||I||R||I||I||R||2 years|
|Brake Light Switch||I||I||I|
|Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners||I||I||I|
|Steering Head Bearings||I||I||I|
|Air Cleaner||R||R||More often if riding in rain/dust|
|Crankcase Breather||C||C||C||C||C||C||More often if riding in rain or at full throttle|
|Engine Oil Filter||R||R||R|
|Engine Idle Speed||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Radiator Coolant||I||I||R||2 years|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda VT750C Shadow ACE
The Honda VT750C Shadow ACE has tubeless tyres. It ships with Bridgestone G701/G702 or Dunlop D404 tyres.
Here are the standard tyre sizes and recommended tyre pressures:
|Wheel||Tyre size||Tyre pressure (cold)|
|Front||120/90-17 64S||29 psi|
|Rear||170/80-15 77S||29-36 psi depending on load|
About the Honda VT750C Shadow ACE
The Honda VT750C Shadow ACE (or American Classic Edition) is a budget-minded cruiser that makes you want to think it’s a one-off custom.
But the Shadow ACE is anything but — in fact, it was one of Honda’s highest-selling models for the year 2003.
The Shadow ACE is powered by a 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine. It is fuelled via dual 36mm constant velocity carburettors, and the engine is designed around a SOHC, three valve per cylinder design (two intakes, one exhaust), with twin spark ignition.
The drivetrain is similar to other VT750s. There’s a five-speed transmission and a chain drive. The braking is performed by a 296mm disc up front with a simple twin-piston caliper, and a 180mm drum at the rear.
With a mild compression ratio of 9.0:1 and modest learner-friendly power, the Shadow ACE won’t set your hair on fire. But it’s a competent cruiser that looks really good and has very low maintenance requirements.
Manual for the Honda VT750C Shadow ACE
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda VT750C Shadow ACE.
You can download manuals for Honda motorcycles directly from Honda.