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Honda CTX1300 (2014 only) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CTX1300.

The CTX1300 was made only in 2014, making it somewhat of a rare bird. If you see one, at least take it for a test ride!

The Honda CTX1300 is a touring bike that looks and has the riding position of a cruiser, but with almost retro style, and handling that’s more like that in a sport-tourers.

The CTX1300 borrows the engine from the Honda ST1300 — but the longitudinally-mounted, dual-counterbalanced 1261cc, V4 engine has different cams, valves, compression ratio, and four 34mm throttle bodies.

With lots of low-end torque, the V4 able to easily pull 2,000 rpm in top gear.

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Honda CTX1300 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CTX1300.

The maintenance for the Honda CTX1300 is broken into two sections: Emission-Related Items and Non-Emission-Related Items.

Maintenance Level

  • X: Intermediate. We recommend service by your dealer, unless you have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled. Procedures are provided in an official Honda Service Manual.
  • XX: Technical. In the interest of safety, have your motorcycle serviced by your dealer.

Maintenance Legend

  • I: Inspect (clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary)
  • R: Replace

Notes:

  • At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  • [F]: Service more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
  • [2Y]: Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer intervals, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill.
Itemsx 1000 mi0.64812162024
Emission-Related Itemsx 1000 km16.412.819.225.63238.4
Fuel LineXIII
Throttle OperationXIII
Air Cleaner [F]RR
Spark PlugIRI
Valve ClearanceXI
Engine OilInitial = 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month: R Regular = Every 8,000 mi (12,800 km) or 12 months:R
Engine Oil FilterRRRR
Engine Idle SpeedXIIIIIII
Radiator Coolant [2Y]IIR
Cooling SystemXIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemXIII
Evaporative Emission Control SystemXII
Non-Emission-Related Items
Final Drive OilIIR
Brake Fluid [2Y]IIRIIR
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIII
Clutch Fluid [2Y]IIRIIR
Side StandIII
SuspensionXIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersXIIII
Wheels/TiresXXIII
Steering Head BearingsXXIIII

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda CTX1300

The Honda CTX1300 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

  • Front: 130/70R18M/C 63V
  • Rear: 200/50R17M/C 75V

Tire type: Radial, tubeless

Recommended Tires:

Front:

  • DUNLOP D423F
  • BRIDGESTONE G853 RADIAL F

Rear:

  • DUNLOP D423
  • BRIDGESTONE G852 RADIAL F

The manual for the Honda CTX1300 recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front: 36 psi (250 kPa, 2.50 kgf/cm2)
  • Rear: 42 psi (290 kPa, 2.90 kgf/cm2

About the Honda CTX1300

The CTX1300 is powered by 1,261-cc, 90-degree V4. Its estimated 83 horsepower is some 35 ponies down from the ST1300 from which it borrows an engine, mainly due to lower compression pistons, smaller valves and some decidedly low-bump camshafts.

The CTX’s rendition of the big V4 is the very definition of rheostat-like power; there are no peaks and valleys to the 1300’s powerband, only a constant rush of power no matter what rpm the engine is spinning. 

The CTX’s steering is perfectly neutral, the suspension is more than well damped and its brakes as powerful as anything in sport touring. With low centre of gravity and that wide handlebar, it’s a doddle to manouevre at low speed.

Despite its cruiser styling, the CTX’s seating position is traditional; no feet-forward V-Rod back ache. The bike offers tourer-like comfort, seat is broad, almost completely flat and perfectly suitable for eating up miles on the superslap.

The glaring exception is wind protection. The standard windscreen is a Road Glide-like cut down affair, which is good for minimizing turbulence but offers minimal wind protection. At a price of $18,999, CTX1300 is an amazingly competent motorcycle, one that pays little price for its cruiser styling.

Manual for the Honda CTX1300

2014 Honda CTX1300 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2014 Honda CTX1300.

You can download it from here.

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