Sunday, July 13, 2008

Spada workshop manual


Engine oil and filter change

You can see here the oil drain plug, and the filter carrier. Remove the drain plug (17mm) to drain the old oil into your tray.

Then remove the 12mm bolt securing the filter carrier. More oil will drain.

Pull the filter off the bolt. Underneath the filter are a washer, and a spring. Remove the large o ring in the filter carrier, and replace with a new one. Honda part number 91315-MA6-003.

You should also replace the o ring on the bolt - but I didn't. Perhaps next time.

Fit a new filter. The Honda part number is 1524-413-000. I used a Hiflo filter., number 111.

Replace the drain plug, and the filter carrier. Torque them down.

Torque the drain plug to 27 foot-pounds, and the filter carrier to 13 foot-pounds.
Refill the sump with 2 litres of oil (less if the filter isn't changed). I used a non-synthetic 20W50 oil.

Changing the air cleaner element

Remove the seat. Disconnect the fuel and vacuum lines from the carburettors. Remove the bolt securing the fuel tank, slide the tank backwards to remove it. This exposes the air cleaner box.

Remove the 8 screws securing the top of the box.

Lft out the old element, and fit the new one. Its part number is 17210-KFK-000.

Replace the top of the air cleaner box, the fuel tank and the seat.

Coming soon....change the engine oil and oil filter. Replace the fork seals.

My Honda Spada

My Spada is a used import, from Japan. It has a low odometer reading, which may not be correct - the numbers do not line up, suggesting it may have been clocked.

On the other hand, there is little wear on the brake disks, and the bike appears to have its original rear tire.

Because I am unsure of the bike's correct milage, I have changed the spark plugs, the coolant, and the front fork oil. Some time soon I will have to replace the fork seals, as oil is leaking past the right hand seal.


I will be posting stories, maintenance details and data on the Honda Spada.