This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CB300R, Honda’s “Neo Sports” retro standard bike.
The Honda CB300R is naked bike with a 286cc single-cylinder fuel-injected and liquid-cooled engine. It was released in 2018, replacing the previous Honda CB300F — a similar bike, but with more streetfighter-like styling.
The Honda CB300R is generally considered an entry-level motorcycle. It doesn’t set the world on fire with its 23 kw / 31 hp engine, but it’s predictable, efficient, and easy to ride.
The CB300R is also a sibling to the Honda CBR300R, the sportbike variant.
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What you need to service the Honda CB300R
If you want to service your CB300R, you need some basic maintenance tools.
Aside from that, you need the following consumables:
|Part||Honda CB300R spec|
|Oil||Honda recommends 1.5L (1.6 US qt) of SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, API classification SG or higher such as Pro Honda GN4 10W-30. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 24 Nm (18 lb-ft).|
|Oil filter||Honda’s standard part number for the oil filter is 15410-KYJ-901 (used on many Hondas). You can also use Hiflofiltro HF103 for the oil filter. Use a torque wrench to tighten it to 12 Nm (9 lb-ft).|
|Air filter (OEM)||The OEM air filter part is 17210-K94-T00. You can also use the K&N alternative air filter, whose part number is HA-2819, which is often more available.|
|Spark plugs||Use NGK spark plug part SIMR8A9. Use a spark plug gapping tool to set the gap to 0.8-0.9mm.|
|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.|
|Brake fluid||You can use any DOT 4 oil, but Honda recommends Honda DOT 4.|
|Brake pads (front)||OEM front brake pads are part number 06455-K98-E01. Alternative EBC double-hardened front brake pads have part number FA679HH. Note these parts are unique to the CB300R (not CB300F, or CBR300R).|
|Brake pads (rear)||OEM rear brake pads are part number 06435-K98-E01. Alternative EBC double-hardened rear brake pads have part number FA496HH.|
|Coolant||Use Honda Long-life Coolant, which is based on ethylene glycol.|
|Grease||Stock up on lithium soap-based grease and silicone grease to keep pivots and moving parts lubricated and protected.|
Honda CB300R Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CB300R.
- At higher odometer readings, repeat the maintenance in the pattern below.
- Honda gives suggested difficulty levels. They recommend wheels and tyres be done by a mechanic, but other items can be done by a skilled home mechanic with the right tools.
- I: Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
- R: Replace
- L: Lubricate
- C: Clean
|x 1000 mi||0.6||4||8||12||16||20||24|
|x 1000 km||1||6.4||12.8||19.2||25.6||32||38.4||Every|
|Air Cleaner (HA-2819)||R||R||More often when you’re riding in rain/dust.|
|Crankcase Breather||C||C||C||C||C||C||Service more often when riding a lot at full throttle or in rain.|
|Spark Plug (SIMR8A9)||I||32K mi (51.2K km): R|
|Engine Oil (Pro Honda GN4 10W-30)||R||R||R||R||Year: R|
|Engine Oil Filter (HF103)||R||R|
|Engine Idle Speed||I||I||I|
|Radiator Coolant (Honda Long-life Coolant)||I||I||I||3 years: R|
|Secondary Air Supply System||I|
|Evaporative Emission Control System (if fitted)||I|
|Drive Chain (Motul Chain Paste)||600 mi (1000 km): I L|
|Brake Fluid (Honda DOT 4)||I||I||I||I||I||I||2 years: R|
|Brake Pads Wear||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Brake Light Switch||I||I||I|
|Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners||I||I||I|
|Steering Head Bearings||I||I||I|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda CB300R
The Honda CB300R has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard, as well as the following suggested tyre pressures.
|Front||110/70R17M/C 54H||DUNLOP GPR-300F M||29 psi (200 kPa, 2.00 kgf/cm2)|
|Rear||150/60R17M/C 66H||DUNLOP GPR-300 M||33 psi (225 kPa, 2.25 kgf/cm2)|
About the Honda CB300R
The Honda CB300R made its debut in 2018 in a highly competitive market segment. It replaced the earlier Honda CB300F, with which it shares a similar general platform.
The Honda CB300R’s light weight, low seat, and appealingly useful power makes it a compelling prospect for beginners, and not too boring for more experience riders taking it out for milk runs.
The CB300R is a “Neo-Sports Café” motorcycle, which means it has a round headlight and a kind of modern but still mechanical naked look. It looks similar, to be fair, to the much bigger Honda CB1000R — a fair compliment!
Honda used a tubular-steel frame with pressed-steel components on the CB300R, but deliberately kept the metal thin in order to keep weight down. It seems to have worked out well since the CB300R weighs in at only 144 kg (317 lb), fully fuelled and ready to go.
The suspension is provided by 41mm forks with 5.1 inches of travel up front, and a monoshock with 4.2 inches at the rear. The fork is not adjustable and the rear has preload adjustability.
The bike’s braking is provided by a single 296mm disc up front with a 2-piston caliper, and ABS is standard on all bikes as of 2020 though was an option previously in some markets.
Manual for the Honda CB300R
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda CB300R. It has been modified and simplified for ease of display.
You can download it from here.