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Honda CB500F (2013-Present) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2016-2019 Honda CB500F Stock Image

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CB500F made from 2013 to today.

The Honda CB500F is a standard/naked bike that is part of the Honda 500 twin series made since 2013. It shares the same 471cc parallel twin as in the CBR500R, among a few other motorcycles. The CB500F is a naked sports motorcycle, though.

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2019 Honda CB500F
2019 Honda CB500F

What you need to service the Honda CB500F

To service the CB500F, you might need some (or many of) the following parts.

PartCB500F/R/X spec
OilHonda recommends SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA. Honda GN4 10W-30 is good. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).
Oil filterHonda’s standard part number for the oil filter is 15410-MFJ-D01 (used on many Hondas). You can also use K&N part KN-204-1 for the oil filter. Use a torque wrench to tighten it to 26 Nm (19 lb-ft).
Air filter (OEM)The OEM air filter part is 17211-MKP-J00. You can also use the K&N alternative air filter HA-5019, which is often more available.
Spark plugsUse NGK spark plug part CPR8EA-9. Use a gapping tool to set the gap to 0.8-0.9mm.
Brake fluidYou can use any DOT 4 oil, but Honda recommends Honda DOT 4.
Brake pads (front)OEM front brake pads are part number 06455-MGS-D32. Alternative EBC double-hardened front brake pads have part number FA196HH.
Brake pads (rear)OEM rear brake pads are part number 06435-MGZ-J01. Alternative EBC double-hardened rear brake pads have part number FA140HH.
CoolantUse Honda Long-life Coolant, which is based on ethylene glycol.
Honda CB500X, CB500F, and CBR500R parts for maintenance

Honda CB500F Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CB500F. At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.

Honda has (suggested) difficulty levels for their maintenance tasks:

  • X: Intermediate. We recommend service by your Honda 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 Procedures:

  • I: Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
  • R: Replace
  • L: Lubricate
  • C: Clean
  • [F] Service more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
  • [FT] : Service more frequently when riding in rain or at full throttle.
  • [S] Replacement requires mechanical skill.

The maintenance for the Honda CB500F is broken into two sections: Emission-Related Items and Non-Emission-Related Items.

Itemsx 1000 mi0.64812162024
Emission-Related Itemsx 1000 km16.412.819.225.63238.4Regular Replace
Fuel LineXIII
Throttle OperationXIII
Air Cleaner[F]RR
Crankcase Breather [FT]CCCCCC
Spark PlugXXR
Valve ClearanceXXI
Engine OilRRRR1 Year
Engine Oil FilterRR
Engine Idle SpeedXIII
Radiator Coolant [S]XXIII3 Years
Cooling SystemXIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemXI
Evaporative Emission Control SystemXI
Non-Emission-Related Items
Drive ChainEvery 600 mi (1000 km): I L
Brake Fluid [S]IIIIII2 Years
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIIIIII
Side StandIII
SuspensionXIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersXIII
Wheels/TiresXXIII
Steering Head BearingsXXIII
CB500F Maintenance Schedule

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda CB500F

The Honda CB500F has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard, as well as the following recommended tyre pressures.

TyreSizeBrand(s)Tyre pressure
Front120/70ZR17M/C(58W)DUNLOP D222F
METZELER ROADTEC Z8 INTERACT E
36 psi (250 kPa, 2.50 kgf/cm2)
Rear160/60ZR17M/C (69W)DUNLOP D222 P
METZELER ROADTEC Z8 INTERACT M
42 psi (290 kPa, 2.90 kgf/cm2)
Tyres and tyre pressures for the Honda CB500F

About the Honda CB500F

The CB500F is a naked sportbike, powered by the same 471cc found in many of Honda’s mid-range motorcycles.

It looks great, is easy to ride, and has enough performance for most city use. The upright riding position and moderately positioned seat (31 inch seat height) means it’s accessible to a lot of riders.

The CB500F is ideal for anyone stepping up from either a 250cc motorcycle, or those who hold an A2 or LAMS license. It’s the naked alternative to the fully-faired CBR500R or the adventurous CB500X.

Sharing a common frame and engine, the three machines each have a distinct feel and character and feature a riding position and design that is tailored, and will appeal to, a wide variety of riders, with adaptable abilities that cover a range of uses from commuting and sports, to touring.

The naked CB500F takes styling cues from the stripped-down four-cylinder CB1000R, and its slim form offers great urban ability as well as enjoyable, out-of-town performance.

Its DOHC twin-cylinder fuel-injected engine produces 35kW and has really impressive fuel economy.

Manual for the Honda CB500F

2016-2019 Honda CB500F Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2016-2019 Honda CB500F, with input from other manuals.

There were a few changes from earlier manuals for the CB500F, such as changing whether or not something should be checked at the first service interval, or changing the way the oil change frequency is displayed, but nothing huge.

You can download it from here.

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