Honda NRX1800 Rune Oil Change

The Honda NRX1800 Rune is a big bike, but like on most motorcycles big or small, changing the engine oil is pretty straightforward. 

If you have a handful of basic tools and about 10 minutes to spare, follow the steps below and watch our Honda NRX1800 Rune oil change video above to get it done!

NOTE: We changed the oil on a Honda NRX1800 Rune, but the steps for changing the oil on a Honda motorcycle are the same or similar across all models.

Tools and Parts Needed – Honda Rune NRX1800 Oil Change

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Honda Rune NX1800 oil change

How to Change the Oil in a Honda NRX1800 Rune

Step 1. Run the engine for a minute to warm the oil, which helps it drain out faster.

Step 2. Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick from the right side of the engine, which allows it to vent and the oil to drain out faster.

Honda NX1800 Rune motorcycle oil change

Step 3. Put a drain pan under the engine, then remove the 17mm drain bolt and crush washer from the front underside of the engine and let the oil drain out.

Honda NX1800 oil change service

Step 4. Inspect the crush washer and replace it if necessary. Reinstall the drain bolt and crush washer, then torque them to 21 foot-pounds.

PRO TIP: The crush washer should be replaced after every three or four oil changes regardless of its condition to prevent leaks coming from the drain bolt.

Step 5. Keep the drain pan in place, then remove the oil filter from the front underside of the engine using a 65mm oil filter wrench.

Honda NX1800 oil filter change

Step 6. Apply a thin coat of oil to the new oil filter’s O-ring, then install the oil filter and torque it to 11 foot-pounds.

Step 7. Fill the engine with 3.9 quarts of Honda GN4 10W30 motorcycle oil

Honda Rune motorcycle oil change

Step 8. Reinstall the oil fill cap/dipstick, then start the engine and let it idle for half a minute to circulate the oil within the engine. 

Step 9. Shut off the engine and let it sit for a minute to allow the oil to settle.

Step 10. Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick and check the oil level by resting the dipstick on the crankcase threads without screwing it in. Top off the oil if necessary, then reinstall the oil fill cap/dipstick and you’re done.

Honda Rune 1800 oil change level

As noted, the steps to change the oil on a Honda motorcycle are the same or similar across all models. However, if you want to see another oil change on a Honda bike, watch the video below to see how to change the oil on a Honda VT750 Shadow

 

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