This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CB300F, an entry-level standard motorcycle in Honda’s line-up made from 2015-2018. In 2018 Honda released the CB300R, a similar bike but with “modern retro” style, but using the same fundamental engine.
The Honda CB300F is all about standard/naked sportbike styling at an entry-level price and demeanor. The Honda CB300F is designed to be lighter, smaller and simpler without losing the things you want from a modern motorcycle.
The Honda CB300F has a 286cc single-cylinder fuel-injected engine that provides excellent power delivery and fuel efficiency. With a 3.4-gallon tank and a claimed 70+ mpg, you might get through the week without stopping to fill up. The CB300F’s engine is the same unit in other similarly-sized motorcycles from Honda, like the Honda Rebel 300.
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What you need to service the Honda CB300F
If you’re planning on doing a service on your CB300F, then in addition to basic motorcycle maintenance tools, you need the following replaceable items.
|Part||Honda CB300F and Rebel 300 spec|
|Oil||Honda recommends SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, such as Pro Honda GN4 10W-30. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).|
|Oil filter||Use Hiflofiltro HF103 for the oil filter as a high-quality drop-in replacement (People prefer Hiflofiltro to K&N in recent years for oil filters).|
|Air filter||You can use the K&N air filter as an easy-to-find replacement. Part number is K&N HA-2513.|
|Spark plugs||Use NGK spark plug part SIMR8A9.|
|Chain maintenance||To maintain your chain, Motul chain paste is quite well-liked. There’s also the Motul chain care kit which is affordable and good (it includes a brush, gloves, and cleaning solution)|
|Brake fluid||You can use any fluid, but Honda recommends Honda DOT 4.|
|Brake pads (front)||EBC double-hardened front brake pads have part number FA196HH.|
|Brake pads (rear)||EBC double-hardened rear brake pads have part number FA496HH.|
|Coolant||Use Zerex G05, which is based on ethylene glycol, with corrosion inhibitors|
|Grease||Stock up on lithium soap-based grease and silicon grease to keep pivots and moving parts lubricated and protected.|
Honda CB300F Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CB300F.
The maintenance for the Honda CB300F is broken into two sections: Emission-Related Items and Non-Emission-Related Items.
Honda gives recommended difficulty levels for servicing the CB300F.
- X: Intermediate. We recommend service by your Honda dealer, unless you have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled.
- XX: Technical. In the interest of safety, have your motorcycle serviced by your dealer.
- I: Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
- R: Replace
- L: Lubricate
Notes (see associated number below):
- *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: Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer intervals, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill.
|Items||x 1000 mi||0.6||4||8||12||16||20||24|
|Emission-Related Items||x 1000 km||1||6.4||12.8||19.2||25.6||32||38.4|
|Air Cleaner*2 (K&N HA-2513)||R||R|
|Spark Plug (SIMR8A9)||Every 16,000 mi (25,600 km):I Every 32,000 mi (51,200 km):R|
|Engine Oil (Pro Honda GN4)||Initial = 600 mi (1,000 km) or 1 month: R Regular = Every 8,000 mi (12,800 km) or 12 months: R|
|Engine Oil Filter HF103||R||R||R||R|
|Engine Idle Speed||X||I||I||I||I|
|Radiator Coolant *5 (Zerex G05)||I||I||R|
|Secondary Air Supply System||X||I||I||I|
|Evaporative Emission Control System*4||X||I||I|
|Drive Chain (Motul chain paste)||Every 500 mi (800 km): I L|
|Brake Fluid*5 (Honda DOT 4)||I||I||R||I||I||R|
|Brake Pads Wear (FA196HH, FA496HH)||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Brake Light Switch||I||I||I|
|Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners||X||I||I||I||I|
|Steering Head Bearings||XX||I||I||I||I|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda CB300F
The Honda CB300F has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard. The manual also recommends the following tyre pressures.
|Front||110/70-17M/C 54S||IRC RX-01FD||29 psi (200 kPa)|
|Rear||140/70-17M/C 66S||IRC RX-01RZ||29-33 psi (200-225 kPa), depending on load.|
About the Honda CB300F
The Honda CB300F is definitely aimed at beginner riders, or those looking for a practical commuter (or just something to do Uber Eats deliveries on when needing occasional freeway time).
The seat height is low, the seating position is upright, it’s very lightweight, and the power delivery is easy to manage.
Despite this, the styling and performance of the CB300F isn’t screamingly beginner. It’s not a tiny bike by any means, so even if you’re six feet tall it feels fine. And the engine can easily keep you at highway speeds (in most parts of the world… maybe not the Autobahn!)
The small displacement engine on the Honda CB300 does require a generous hand on the throttle through. With a 286cc single-cylinder engine, albeit one that is liquid cooled, DOHC and fuel-injected, and Moto3-inspired, power off idle is soft. The short gearing of the CB300F’s six-speed transmission helps you get up to speed faster.
The Honda CB300F has 17-inch, cast rims, and nearly symmetrical tyres with a 110/70 up front, and a 140/70 tire in back.
Honda has put only a single, 296 mm disc with a twin-pot brake caliper up front, and a 220 mm disc with a single-piston binder in back. It manages — only because the bike is so light weight.
The suspension is basic as you’d expect, but functional. The front forks are conventional (right-side-up) units with 4.65 inches of travel and blackout fork sliders to match the rims. The rear monoshock has a progressive-link system, with 4 inches of travel and a five-slot preload adjuster.
A single-downtube and stressed engine frame sets the stage for the various features, and gives the CB300F the contemporary UJM look, which is to say a sporty standard.
The steering head is set at 25.3-degrees, and the trail measures out at 3.9-inches long.
Manual for the Honda CB300F
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda CB300F.
You can download it from here.