2-50 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Engine Oil Change
Situate the motorcycle so that it is vertical after warming
up the engine.
Unscrew the oil filler cap [A].
For VN900C7 ∼ CA models, unscrew the cap using the
following special tool.
Special Tool - Filler Cap Driver: 57001-1454
Remove the engine oil drain plug [A] to drain the oil.
The oil in the oil filter can be drained by removing the filter
(see Oil Filter Replacement).
Replace the drain plug gasket with a new one.
Tighten the drain plug.
Torque - Engine Oil Drain Plug: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)
Pour in the specified type and amount of oil.
Recommended Engine Oil
API SG, SH, SJ, SL or SM with JASO MA,
MA1 or MA2
Viscosity: SAE 10W-40
3.0 L (3.2 US qt) (when filter is not removed)
3.2 L (3.4 US qt) (when filter is removed)
3.7 L (3.9 US qt) (when engine is completely
The oil viscosity may need to be changed to accommo-
date atmospheric conditions in your riding area.
Do not add any chemical additive to the oil. Oils fulfilling
the above requirements are fully formulated and provide
adequate lubrication for the engine and the clutch.
Although 10W-40 engine oil is the recommended oil
for most conditions, the oil viscosity may need to be
changed to accommodate atmospheric conditions in
your riding area.
Check the oil level (see Oil Level Inspection in the Engine
Lubrication System chapter).