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2016-2021 Honda CB500X Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2016-2021 Honda CB500X.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following models:

  • 2016-2021 Honda CB500X

The CB500X is a versatile, do-anything bike that does particularly well on long rides as well as daily commuting. This adventure-styled tourer is powered by a 471cc DOHC parallel-twin motor that makes 46hp and 41.3Nm of torque. While not a “real” dedicated adventure bike, this bird beak-equipped Honda is certainly comfortable where most adventure machines venture.

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2016-2021 Honda CB500X Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2016-2021 Honda CB500X.

The maintenance for the 2016-2021 Honda CB500X is broken into two sections: Emission-Related Items and Non-Emission-Related Items.

Highlighted element(s) means that there are changes in this year model vs the previous year model

Periodic Maintenance Chart

Itemsx 1000 mi0.64812162024Regular Replace
Emission-Related Itemsx 1000 km16.412.819.225.63238.4
Fuel LineXIII
Throttle OperationXIII
Air Cleaner*2RR
Crankcase Breather*3CCCCCC
Spark PlugXXR
Valve ClearanceXXI
Engine OilRRRR1 year
Engine Oil FilterRR
Engine Idle SpeedXIII
Radiator Coolant*5III3 Years
Cooling SystemXIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemXI
Evaporative Emission Control System*4XI
Non-Emission-Related Items
Drive ChainEvery 600 mi (1000 km): I L2 years
Brake Fluid*5IIIIII
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIIIIII
Side StandIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersXIII
Steering Head BearingsXXIII

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
  • L: Lubricate
  • C: Clean


  • *1: At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  • *2: Service more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
  • *3: Service more frequently when riding in the rain or at full throttle.
  • *4: 50 STATE (meets California).
  • *5: Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer intervals, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill.

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2016-2021 Honda CB500X

The 2016-2021 Honda CB500X has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

Tire Size (2016-2018):

  • Front: 120/70 ZR17 M/C 58W
  • Rear: 160/60 ZR17 M/C 69W

Tire type: Radial, tubeless

Recommended Tires:

  • Front: DUNLOP D609F K
  • Rear: DUNLOP D609 K

Tire Size (2019-2021):

  • Front: 110/80 R19 M/C 59H
  • Rear: 160/60 R17 M/C 69H

Tire type: Radial, tubeless

Recommended Tires:


The manual for the 2016-2021 Honda CB500X recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

Tire air pressure (2016-2018):

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

Tire air pressure (2019-2021):

  • Front: 29 psi (200 kPa, 2.00 kgf/cm2)
  • Rear: 41 psi (280 kPa, 2.80 kgf/cm2)

About the 2016-2021 Honda CB500X

The CB500X delivers plenty of performance to adventure sport touring riders, with its thoroughly modern, torquey 500cc parallel-twin DOHC engine. Its upright handlebar naturally accommodates a wide variety of riders, and the shape and height of the seat give more rider freedom.

The CB500X is an excellent choice for riders ready to move up a displacement class, or for anyone who appreciates a great middleweight motorcycle for practical in-town riding, or fun adventure-sport touring.

Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the new CB500X engine is one of our best ever. Using the same piston bore size as our CBR600RR sportbike, the parallel twin engine offers accessible performance across all RPM ranges.

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture is delivered for the existing riding and atmospheric conditions for crisp throttle response throughout a wide variety of riding conditions.

The CB500X is a lightweight, dynamic motorcycle that offers adventure style with an upright riding position. While not a dual-sport, the new CB500X still has the posture of an adventure machine with a unique fuel tank design that offers the ability to freely move the body weight.

Manual for the 2016-2021 Honda CB500X

2016-2021 Honda CB500X Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2016-2021 Honda CB500X.

You can download it from here.

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