This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda VF750C Magna, also known as the Honda Magna.
The Honda Magna is a rare motorcycle in that it’s a cruiser motorcycle with a sporty, high-revving, short-stroke V4 engine, borrowed from the VFR750 of the time. It has four carburettors, four valves per cylinder and double overhead camshafts, letting it rev easily to 10,000 rpm.
But with its mild 10.8:1 compression ratio and torque-optimized bore/stroke configuration, the VF750’s abundant low-end thrust is always ready. The VF750 Magna is a power cruiser with superbike credentials — the kind of bike switchers like to ride.
There was an earlier version of the Honda Magna with quite different styling, made between 1982 and 1988.
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Honda VF750C Magna Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda VF750C Magna.
Difficulty levels of each service item (per Honda)
- * Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual.
- ** In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.
- I: inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
- C: clean
- A: adjust
- L: lubricate
- R: replace
- (1) At higher odometer levels, continue the service in the pattern established here.
- (2) Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty
- (3) Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill (per the manual… it’s not that hard)
- (4) Switzerland and Austria type only
|Items||x 1000 km||1||6||12||18||24||30||36|
|x 1000 mi||0.6||4||8||12||16||20||24|
|*||Air Cleaner||NOTE (2)||R||R|
|Engine Oil Filter||R||R||R||R|
|*||Enigne Idle Speed||I||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Radiator Coolant||NOTE (3)||I||I||R|
|*||Secondary Air Supply System||NOTE (4)||I||I||I|
|Drive Chain||EVERY 1000 km (600 mi) I, L|
|Drive Chain Slider||NOTE (3)||I||I||I|
|Brake Shoe/Pad Wear||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|*||Brake Light Switch||I||I||I|
|*||Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners||I||I||I||I|
|**||Steering Head Bearings||I||I||I||I|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda VF750C Magna
The Honda VF750C Magna has the following tyres (tubeless) and tyre sizes standard, plus the following recommended tyre pressures.
|Front||120/80 – 17 61V||DUNLOP K555F||36 psi (250 kPa)|
|Rear||150/80 – 15 M/C 70V||DUNLOP K555||36 psi (250 kPa)|
42 psi (290 kPa)
About the Honda VF750C Magna
The Honda Magna 750 was re-launched for 1994 after hibernating for a while Honda sought to capture the market for powerful cruisers by lifting the engine from the VFR750 and slotting it in a cruiser chassis. The engine itself was beautified by the addition of chrome and some extra fins, and by the chromed 4 into 4 exhaust.
The seat for the Honda Magnawas kept very low, at 28 inches, with the passenger seat being detachable. The all new frame was complemented by 41 mm forks, dual shocks, and a single disc on the front. A drum brake was used on the rear.
A few internal changes were made to the VFR engine for use in the Magna, including a different crankshaft, a 5-speed transmission and chain driven cams. Smaller carbs were also utilized. The changes resulted in a stronger mid-range pull, and a very broad band of power.
The design of the new generation Magna remained relatively unchanged over its lifetime. The tank decal was changed in 1995, and a miniature fairing was available on 1995 and 1996 Deluxe models.
2004 saw the demise of the Magna, along with other Honda stablemates such as the V-Twin Shadow ACE and Shadow Spirit, as well as the 6-cylinder Valkyrie.
But the Honda VF750C Magna’s liquid-cooled, VFR-derived DOHC 90-degree V-4 is still a collectible classic. It’s tuned for excellent mid-range power and torque. The engine has a maintenance-free automatic cam chain tensioner.
One of the really unique features of the Honda Magna is the V4 engine with a 360 degree camshaft that produces a very unique sound.
The rigid double-cradle steel frame positions engine low for superb handling and low, 710mm 28-inch seat height. A large-diameter, 41mm cartridge front fork gives excellent control and a plush ride. With a massive box-section swingarm.
A chrome-plated dual rear shocks with five-position-adjustable spring preload. With five-spoke, cast-aluminum wheels are fitted with wide, low-profile tubeless tires.
The wide, deep-cushion seat provides low seating position for comfort and confidence. With a detachable passenger seat. A large, 13.5 litre fuel tank for extended cruising, large valve cover and cylinder fins, plus many chromed and polished engine components.
The Honda VF750C Magna comes with a halogen headlight, maintenance-free battery, a convenient push-to-cancel turn-signal switch, an easy-to-read instruments include an electronic tachometer and a helmet lock.
Manual for the Honda VF750C Magna
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda VF750C Magna.