How to Change the Oil on a Honda 750 ACEby Jessica Jewell
The Honda 750 ACE is a retro-style, V-torque cruising motorcycle designed and manufactured by Honda between 1998 and 2003. Power comes from a 745 cc SOHC engine. Depending on the year of your Honda 750 ACE, you should change the oil approximately every 4,000 to 5,000 miles. With the proper oil and changing tools, changing your own oil can save you time and money.
Start your motorcycle’s engine and let it idle for five minutes to warm the oil.
Locate the oil dipstick and drain plug. The oil tank is located on the bottom of the engine. The oil drain plug is on the left side of the bottom of the engine. Remove the dipstick, so that the oil will drain freely.
Place a drain pan under the drain plug and remove the drain plug. You will probably need to use a 17 mm wrench instead of a ratchet to remove the plug, because there is not enough space for the ratchet. Allow the oil to drain completely.
Switch the engine stop switch to “OFF” and then push the starter button for five seconds. This will drain any remaining oil from the engine. Do not push the starter button for more than five seconds.
Replace the drain plug and tighten it.
Locate the oil filter, which is on the left side behind the oil drain plug. After placing the drain pan under the oil filter, remove the oil filter and the let the oil drain from the filter. When the oil has completely drained, replace the oil filter.
Fill the crankcase with new Honda HP4 10W40 Synthetic Blend oil. Fill the crankcase 1 qt. at a time until the oil level is at the upper-level mark.
Start the motorcycle and let it run on idle for several minutes. This will circulate the oil and you can also make sure that there are no leaks. Add more oil or tighten the drain plug or oil filter if necessary.
Things You'll Need
- Honda HP4 10W40 Synthetic Blend oil
- 17 mm wrench
- Drain pan
- Oil filter
- Oil filter wrench
Jessica Jewell is a writer, photographer and communications consultant who began writing professionally in 2005. Her chapbook, "Slap Leather," is forthcoming from dancing girl press. Her recent work has appeared in "Nimrod," "Harpur Palate," "Copper Nickel," "Rhino," "wicked alice," "Poetry Midwest" and "Barn Owl Review." Jewell was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She earned her Master of Fine Arts from Kent State University.