CHANGING THE AIR FILTER
There's nothing all the difficult here. In fact, changing the
air filter is probably
the easiest maintenance act you can do on the Shadow. It's also one
of the most important you can do on a regular basis, second only to
changing the oil. How often to change the filter? I recommend every
5000 miles or every 6 months. If you live in an excessively dry or
dusty region, I would change it every 3000-4000 miles or every 4 months.
Governed only by expense, it's impossible to change your air filter too often.
First, remove the six air filter cover bolts using a 4mm hex wrench.
I suggest using a magnetic parts tray to hold the bolts. After you remove
the bolts, carefully remove the air filter cover. Be aware, this thing
(the stock one anyway) is simply chromed plastic. It will break easily
and scratch even easier. Place it on a towel while you replace the filter.
And there it is. Simply pop it off and replace with the new one. Personally,
I use K&N's filters (model
HA-7500 fits the Shadow A.C.E. 750) as they don't need to
be replaced, only cleaned and recharged (oiled). Whatever you choose, once
the filter is installed, carefully reinstall the cover and you're done.