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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.

Maintenance difficulty: Honda provides guidance on how hard the maintenance tasks are.

  • X: Intermediate. Honda recommends service by your dealer, unless you have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled. Procedures are provided in an official Honda Service Manual.
  • XX: Technical. In the interest of safety, have your motorcycle serviced by your dealer.

Maintenance Legend

  • I: Inspect (clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary)
  • R: Replace
  • L: Lubricate
  • C: Clean
mi x 10000.64812162024
km x 1000Dif16.412.819.225.63238.4Every
Fuel LineXIII
Throttle OperationXIII
Air Cleaner*2 (HA-7012)RR
Crankcase Breather (CA only)CCCCCC
Spark Plug (NGK IFR6G-11K)I32,000 mi (51,200 km): R
Valve ClearanceXI
Engine Oil (Pro Honda GN4 10W-30)RRRR1 year, R
Engine Oil Filter (HF204RC)RR
Clutch Oil Filter*6RR
Engine Idle SpeedXIII
Radiator Coolant*7 (Only ethylene glycol-based coolant)III3 Years, R
Cooling SystemXIII
Evaporative Emission Control System*3XI
Drive Chain (Motul chain paste)600 mi (1,000 km): I, L
Drive Chain SliderIIIIII
Brake Fluid*7 (Honda DOT 4)IIIIII2 years, R
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Brake Lock Operation (DCT model)XIIIIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch System (Standard/non-DCT)IIIIII
Side StandIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersXIII
Steering Head BearingsXXIII
Honda NC750X maintenance schedule


  • *1: At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  • *2: Service more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
  • *3: Service more frequently when riding in the rain or at full throttle.

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
36 psi(250 kPa, 2.50 kgf/cm2)
Rear160/60ZR17M/C(69W)DUNLOP D609
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 Big Red’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 Versys 650 and V-Strom 650, who tend to make their torque and power a little higher up.

The 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.

One of the magic tricks of the Honda NC750X that wins lots of converts is its massive storage space. Instead of a gas tank, there’s a huge 22 litre storage compartment in front of the rider, which can fit many full-faced 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.

Manual for the Honda NC750X

Honda NC750X Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda NC750X.

You can download it from here.

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