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2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following model:

  • 2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L

The Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L offers true adventure with the comfort of a tourer and the agility of a commuter and the ability to make dirt roads a joy. This adventure-styled tourer is powered by a  998 cc (60.9 cu in) 270° crank, parallel-twin motor that makes 72ft-lb at 6000rpm maximum torque. The Africa Twin boasts true globe-trotting credentials both on and off-road. One of the most impressive true adventure bikes, lightweight and seriously frugal.

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2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L.

The maintenance for the 2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L is broken into two sections: Emission-Related Items and Non-Emission-Related Items.

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 PlugEvery 16,000 mi (25,600 km):I Every 32,000 mi (51,200 km):R
Valve ClearanceXI
Engine OilRRRR1 year
Engine Oil FilterRR
Clutch Oil Filter*8RR
Engine Idle SpeedXIII
Radiator Coolant*7III3 Years
Cooling SystemXIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemXI
Evaporative Emission Control System*4XI
Non-Emission-Related Items
Drive Chain*5Every 600 mi (1000 km): I L
Drive Chain SliderIIIIII
Brake Fluid*7IIIIII2 years
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Brake Lock Operation*8XIIIIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch System*9IIIIII
Side StandIII
Spark Arrester*6XCCCCCC
Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners*5XIII
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 rain or at full throttle.
  • *4 : 50 STATE (meets California).
  • *5 : Service more frequently when riding OFF-ROAD.
  • *6 : USA only.
  • *7 : Replacement requires mechanical skill.
  • *8 : DCT type only.
  • *9 : Except DCT type.

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L

The 2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

  • Front: 90/90-21M/C 54H
  • Rear: 150/70R18M/C 70H

Tire type:

  • Front: Bias-ply, tube
  • Rear: Radial, tube

Recommended Tires:

  • Front: DUNLOP D610F
  • Rear: DUNLOP D610

The manual for the 2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

Driver only:

  • Front: 29 psi (200 kPa, 2.00 kgf/cm2
  • Rear: 36 psi (250 kPa, 2.50 kgf/cm2)

Driver and passenger:

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

About the 2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L

Along with that innovation, the Africa Twin features fully adjustable Showa suspension (over nine inches of travel in the front, and a tad less in the rear). To show it’s serious about off-road riding, the Africa Twin has a 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear, with the tube-tires mounted on laced rims.

The seat height has two positions for customized ergonomics, and extra attention has been lavished on mass centralization. The CRF1000L’s six-speed transmission is patterned after that on the CRF450R, and a slipper clutch helps maintain traction when downshifting abruptly, or on slick roads.

The engine has a full electronics package, which allows the rider to optimize both on- and off-road performance. The Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) has three levels of control. Additionally, the ABS can be turned off when desired.

As expected, the Africa Twin is designed to have a linear power deliver, and uses such features as a 270-degree phased crankshaft to do it. This gives the rear tire time to find traction between power pulses. Igniting the fuel/air mixture are two spark plugs in each cylinder.

Using a steel semi-double-cradle frame, the chassis is intended for both street and off-road performance. As shown in the promotional video, the Africa Twin can be jumped amazingly high. It’s doubtful that Honda would show the CRF1000L jumping in that way if it couldn’t reliably handle the landings.

Manual for the 2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L

2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L.

You can download it from here.

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