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Honda Shadow Phantom / Black Spirit (2010+) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Honda Shadow Phantom - side photo

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda Shadow Phantom, also known as the Shadow Black Spirit in some markets, made from 2010 onward.

The Honda Shadow Phantom is part of the family of modern Honda Shadow motorcycles which have a 745 cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin with fuel injection.

The Shadow Phantom is unique for having

  • Fuel injection
  • A low, bobber-style design
  • Blacked out engine and body
  • Shaft drive (to contrast with the Honda Shadow RS/VT750RS chain drive).

The Shadow Phantom just looks really good. Here are a couple more pics of it.

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Honda Shadow Phantom Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda Shadow Phantom.

Honda recommends that you take wheels/tyres and steering head bearings to a licensed mechanic. Everything else can be done at home, with the help of a service manual as needed.


  1. At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  2. Air cleaner: Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas.
  3. Crankcase breather: Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden often at full throttle or in the rain.
  4. Brake fluid/coolant: Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer intervals, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill.

Maintenance Procedures legend:

  • I: Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
  • C: Clean
  • R: Replace
x1000 mi4812162024
x1000 km6.412.819.225.63238.4Every
Fuel LineIII
Throttle OperationIII
Air Cleaner (K&N HA-7504)RRMore often if riding in rain/dust
Crankcase Breather CCCCCCMore often if riding in rain or at full throttle
Spark Plug (NGK DPR7EA-9, gapped to 0.8-0.9mm)IRIRIR
Valve ClearanceIII
Engine Oil (Pro Honda GN4)RRRYear
Engine Oil Filter (HF204RC)RRR
Engine Idle SpeedIIIIII
Radiator Coolant (Honda coolant)IIR2 years
Cooling SystemIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemIII
Evaporative Emission Control SystemII
Final Drive Oil (Lucas Oil 80W-90)IIR
Brake Fluid (Use only DOT 4)IIRIIR2 years
Brake Shoes/Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIIIIII
Side StandIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersIII
Steering Head BearingsIII
Honda Shadow Phantom maintenance schedule

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda Shadow Phantom

The Honda Shadow Phantom has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard, as well as the following recommended tyre pressures.

Note that the Shadow Phantom has tubed tyres.

TyreSizeBrand(s)Tyre pressure (cold)
Front120/90-17M/C 64SDUNLOP D404 FG
29 psi (200 kPa , 2.00 kgf/cm2)
Rear160/80-15M/C 74SDUNLOP D404
Below 90 kg (200 lb): 29 psi (200 kPa)
Above 90 kg (200 lb): 36 psi (250 kPa)
Tyres and tyre pressures for the Honda Shadow Phantom

About the Honda Shadow Phantom

Honda got quite a bit of mileage out of the venerable Shadow platform, all of which feature a 745cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin in a variety of configurations.

The Honda Shadow Phantom is calling out to the Harley-Davidson crowd — but those who want a gentler (or even gentler) motorcycle than the Sportster. The Shadow Phantom looks great — blacked out, with grey where black doesn’t dominate, and long and low.

The fat-tish 120mm front 17-inch tire gives the bike a muscular front end. Adding to the front beef are 41mm forks with flat gray covers over the chrome tubes, keeping to the dark theme.

The fuel injection has helped the engine quite a bit, and the twin-plug heads get a good burn. The Phantom makes modest power, but leaves average cars in its wake at stoplights effortlessly.

The bike has good, but certainly not overwhelming, low-end torque and the modest 15-inch 160mm rear tire puts all of the V-twin’s power to the ground, after the shaft drive takes its share. A 3.7-gallon gas tank gives the Phantom good range.

Manual for the Honda Shadow Phantom

2015-2020 Honda Shadow Phantom Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2015-2020 Honda Shadow Phantom.

You can download it from here.

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