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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-04-2008, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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newbies first spring tune up....lost here

I have never owned a bike until recently, was never around them growing up, and am not very mechanically inclined but have become more so after reading up and learning about the bikes as well as asking questions. Since its spring, I need to do some tune-up work and I need to change some things like oil filters but I have never done it before

The bike I have is a 1984 honda nighthawk 700sc and I think I need to do the following..

1. Oil filter change
2. says that there is drive oil on this model so I should maybe check that too

anyone have any info on changing these or a how to? I know i sould like a retard but Im a beginner. anything is appreciated
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-04-2008, 05:27 PM
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Its been a while but..

Oil change - there should be a drain bolt on the bottom of the engine (17mm wrench) and I believe your oil filter is a cartride style, probably 3 or 4 allen bolts (5 mm allen wrench)..
I'm guessing this bike has a site window for oil level but may only have a dip stick. When/if using a dip stick to check oil, do not screw in the dip stick, simply put it in until seated and pull out to check level.

Rear differential change - on the bottom there is a drain bolt, and a filler hole on the side about half way up. Unless the differential has a dipstick you just fill it with 80/90 until the oil is at the bottom of the threads or sometimes the differentials have a oil level bolt.

Hope some of this helps, if any doubt take and post pic's
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 02:23 PM
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Not to bring this back from the dead...

..but maybe of use to someone else looking for 700SC info.

There are three drain on the pan (main plug..the pan being a separate part from the engine case), one on each frame rail. The oil cooler is plumbed via the frame tubes, that's why there are plugs there.

The filter is a spin type..something like a 6010A (a Fram number). You can use a 'regular' filter band wrench of the correct diameter although you may have to trim the band width somewhat.

Be careful with oil refill. The stated spec in the service manual is a bit much. You can NOT tell what the oil level is after running the bike on its stand. It's never worked for me anyway. I start with a couple hundred cc less than spec, ride the bike through a turn or two, then check the level.

When refilling the hypoid gear cavity, there are two molded lines visible from the fill plug..oil level is to be between the two lines.

Any multiple carb bike will likely benefit from a carb sync. Certainly that applies to the four Keihins on the 700SC.

Have fun!
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