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Servicing a Honda ST1100
« on: October 06, 2012, 10:39:46 PM »
Servicing a Honda ST1100

I thought i would post a basic service on the ST1100.

First off you need the oil & the filter, you can buy it from many places such as Ebay, Repco, Supercheap, Motorcycle shops, I myself just want to keep it simple so i pay about $52 for this Genuine Honda Kit, Oil, Filter & Sump Plug Washer (yes i know the debates about oils and costs, this is just simple for me, plus i am buying local)



Things you will need:

17mm Spanner (for sump plug)
3/16 Alan Key (for loosening or removing any plastic)
Multi Grips (just in case filter is a little tight)



First step, Warm up the bike and drop the oil, make sure you have a decent tray that will hold up to 4 litres.




After letting the oil drain, it is time to take off the oil filter, Alan (Alans1100) gave me a great trick for getting to the filter. If you take off the three screws along the bottom panel, and pull it out a little and pull down the side stand, it will hold it out so you can get your hand up in there to take off the filter (it can be a little tight if some overzealous appreciation put it on with a ratchet gun  :||||, so a normal size set of multi grips will get is started to come off)

Make sure that you have the oil tray still in position as when you undo the oil filter you will have leakage ( it is best to have a rag handy so you can wipe down anything that has oil on it)




So all the oil is drained out, filter is off (wipe around where the filter has come off so no grime gets in there, unpack your new filter, wipe a little oil around the ring so it seals properly and put it back on, don't over tighten it, just half a turn past firm will do.




Wipe down the sump plug put the new washer on, and put back on (don't over tighten this either otherwise you might strip the alloy thread), put the screws back in the bottom panel and tighten them up again.

then it is time to add the new oil, I like to take the side panel off as it means i don't scratch it by accident, there are two screws on the right hand side, and the panel slides to the left and comes off



if you dont have a funnel handy a 1.25L drink bottle will do the same job, pour in slowly so you don't spill everywhere, you need roughly 3.7L according to the book



Remember your oil filter is empty, so once you have put in the approx amount you will need to start the bike, let it run for a minute, turn it off and let the oil settle, check out the sight glass, and make sure that it is at the top line, if not add a little bit until you are good to go.

And there you go, takes about 30 mins, and you have done a very basic service on your bike, and have not given someone else $200 odd dollars of your money to do something so simple, and you have also been able to have a close look at your bike to see if there is anything untoward.

There are many others things you can service, but this is a good simple place to start.

cheers

Streak (Graham)

p.s. if anyone else has any tips for servicing the ST1100, drop them below  :thumb





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Re: Servicing a Honda ST1100
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 10:57:06 PM »
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Re: Servicing a Honda ST1100
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 11:09:03 PM »
A small strap type oil filter tool can be handy instead of multigrips, they're available from places such as Supercheap for about $8.

I have one that looks like this, it's compact and very easy to use single handed and won't crush the filter or slip off.



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Re: Servicing a Honda ST1100
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 11:54:37 PM »
Awesome write up Streak :thumbsup :thumbs
Thanks for sharing :-++

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Re: Servicing a Honda ST1100
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 12:24:02 AM »
When I bought my last set of 3 filters from David Silver Spares a filter removal tool was part of the deal that I got. The picture shows a single filter deal that is also available. The tool fits OEM Honda filters and I did try it for fit on my recent repco filter but no go. The nut on tool is 17mm which is the same as the sump plug.
Until I got that a screw driver made a good filter removal tool even if a little messy..........lol

After tightening the new filter; Before replacing the grey panel refill with oil to correct level and then let the motor run and check that the filter seal isn't weeping. I had one that needed to be tightened a little more. After everything checks out ok put it all back together again. I put the sump plug back in before I do the filter then I know it's done.

On the ABS version and while the side panel is out it's a good time to check the coolant overflow level and top if needed.


« Last Edit: August 19, 2017, 03:21:22 PM by alans1100 »
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Re: Servicing a Honda ST1100
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 08:33:12 AM »
If you a bit creative you can do the filter without removing any plastic. It gets a bit tight but save a lot of time.

Edit:
Nah did an oil and filter change today and agree, you have to take at least the three side bolts off the bottom part of the fairing as described to get the filter off.
Lover your custom made oil filler, tried one of these today and it worked great. Didn't spill any oil at all.

On another oil change note, where does everyone get their filters from? I got three from California Sports Touring a couple of years ago and used my last one today. Don't want to go to Honda, they know how to charge.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2014, 05:34:52 PM by basadia »
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Re: Servicing a Honda ST1100
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014, 06:56:13 PM »
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Re: Servicing a Honda ST1100
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2014, 07:21:33 PM »
Thanks for the info, might have to visit my local REPCO store and get some to keep on hand.
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Re: Servicing a Honda ST1100
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2014, 07:40:44 PM »
If you look in the 1100 maintenance threads, you will find the ryco equivalent as well. Only about $8.00
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Re: Servicing a Honda ST1100
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2014, 07:59:12 PM »
Ryco Z436 and valvoline VO33.  Most places will have cross references to other filters.
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Re: Servicing a Honda ST1100
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2014, 08:19:42 PM »
Ryco Z436 and valvoline VO33.  Most places will have cross references to other filters.

Ryco Z411 is another one which I use.
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