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2003 Honda ST1300 Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2003 Honda ST1300.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following model:

  • 2003 Honda ST1300

The Honda ST1300 is a touring bike and a more-than-worthy successor to the ST1100. The ST1300 1,261 cc V4 engine had a cassette-type five-speed transmission and a two-element fuel-tank. The ST1300 features a standard riding posture, a liquid-cooled engine with shaft drive, and a fully faired body with integral hard panniers as standard. The next-generation ST comes to elevate that original premise to a higher level with a whole new set of credentials, offering even more power, more comfort, and better handling.

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2003 Honda ST1300 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2003 Honda ST1300.

Periodic Maintenance Chart

Itemsx 1000 km161218243036
x 1000 mi0.64812162024
*Fuel LineIII
*Throttle OperationIII
*Air Cleaner2RR
Spark PlugsIRI
*Valve ClearanceEVERY 24000 km (16000 mi) I
Engine OilRRRR
Engine Oil FilterRRRR
Engine Idle SpeedIIIIIII
Radiator Coolant3IIR
*Cooling SystemIII
*Secondary Air Supply SystemIII
Final Drive OilIIR
Brake Fluid3IIRIIR
Brake Pad WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIIII
*Brake Light SwitchIII
*Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIII
Clutch Fluid3IIRIIR
Side StandIII
*Nuts, Bolts, FastenersIIII
**Steering Head BearingsIIII
  • *Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual.
  • **In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.

Maintenance Procedures:

  • I: inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
  • C: clean
  • A: adjust
  • L: lubricate
  • R: replace


  • 1. At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here
  • 2. Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty
  • areas
  • 3. Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill.
  • Refer to the official Honda Shop Manual

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2003 Honda ST1300

The 2003 Honda ST1300 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:


  • 120/70 ZR 18 (59W)
  • 120/70 ZR 18 M/C (59W)


  • 170/60 ZR 17 (72W)
  • 170/60 ZR 17 M/C (72W)

Tire type: Radial, tubeless

Recommended Tires:





The manual for the 2003 Honda ST1300 recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front: 42 psi (290 kPa, 2.90 kgf/cm2)
  • Rear: 42 psi (290 kPa , 2.90 kgf/cm)

About the 2003 Honda ST1300

Honda approached the ST1300’s development by vastly refining and expanding upon the ST1100 concept. Like the original, the ST1300 is powered by a liquid-cooled, longitudinally mounted 90-degree V-4 engine with four valves per cylinder, and shaft final drive. Its all-enclosing, sleek bodywork incorporates removable saddlebags.

Rather than steel, the new bike’s “tuned flex” frame is composed of triple box-section aluminum spars. Honda says it’s much stronger than the original, yet weighs 2.4 pounds less. Likewise, the new aluminum swingarm is lighter at 1.9 pounds.

The V-4 engine is also all-new, its over-square bore and stroke of 78 x 66mm resulting in a displacement of 1,261cc. The compression ratio has been increased from 10.0 to 10.8:1. Honda recommends 92-PON fuel for best performance, but the bike has an anti-knock sensor so it gets by on fuels rated as low as 87 just fine.

With a 360-degree crankshaft and dual counter-balancers, the engine is smooth enough that Honda engineers solidly mounted it as a stressed member in the chassis. The drivetrain is equipped with dampers on the transmission main shaft, clutch and driveshaft.

The ST offers many of the little amenities, including two helmet hooks, tip over bars hidden below plastic covers, two fairing pockets, excellent mirrors that pop off upon impact, under-seat storage to hold a pair of winter gloves, a luggage rack, and a 660-watt alternator. The front brake lever has an adjuster wheel to set the distance from the lever to the grip.

Manual for the 2003 Honda ST1300

2003 Honda ST1300 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2003 Honda ST1300.

You can download it from here.

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