This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CB650F made between 2014-2018.
The Honda CB650F is a middleweight sport standard motorcycle, a replacement for the CB600F Hornet, made up to 2013. The CB650F is the counterpart to the somewhat sportier CBR650F.
The CB650F has the same engine as its sibling — a liquid cooled, 4 stroke, 16 valve, DOHC inline 4 cylinder engine with a displacement of 649 cc. The engine generates a maximum power of 64kW at 11,000 rpm and 63Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm, putting power to the ground through a six speed transmission and a chain drive.
After 2018, the CB650F was replaced by the Neo Sports CB650R, which was slightly more powerful and a lot more “retro-modern” looking.
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What you need to service your Honda CB650F
If you’re servicing your Honda CB650F, aside from general motorcycle maintenance tools, you’ll need a few specific parts.
|Part||Honda CB650F spec|
|Engine oil||Honda recommends SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, like Pro Honda GN4. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).|
|Oil filter||Honda’s standard part number for the oil filter is 15410-MFJ-D01 (for many motorcycles). You can also use Hiflofiltro HF204RC for the oil filter. Tighten it to 26 Nm (19 lb-ft).|
|Engine coolant||Use Honda Long-life Coolant, which is based on ethylene glycol.|
|Spark Plugs||Use NGK CR9EH-9. This is what the manual suggests. Make sure it’s gapped correctly to 0.8-0.9mm (get a gapping tool) and torqued correctly (use a torque wrench).|
|Air filter||Honda OEM part number is 17210-MKN-D50. You can also get the K&N equivalent, HA-6414.|
|Brake fluid||Honda recommends Honda DOT 4.|
|Brake pads||For the front, you need two pairs of brake pads (OEM: 06455-MKN-D51, EBC: FA679HH), and for the rear you need one (OEM: 06435-MGZ-J01, EBC: FA496HH). (Here’s a combined CB650R/CBR650R brake pad change kit.)|
|Chain||Maintain your chain with Motul chain paste or a Motul chain care kit (which includes a brush and some other doo-dads.|
|Grease||Always good to have on hand lithium soap-based grease for lubing external pivot points (like the kickstand) and bearings.|
Honda CB650F Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CB650F.
The maintenance for the Honda CB650F is broken into two sections: Emission-Related Items and Non-Emission-Related Items.
- 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.
- I: Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
- R: Replace
- L: Lubricate
- *1: At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
- *2: Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas.
- *3: 50 STATE type (meets California)
- *4: 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||Regular|
|Air Cleaner*2 (HA-6414)||R||R|
|Spark Plug (CR9EH-9)||X||R|
|Engine Oil (Pro Honda GN4)||R||R||R||R||1 year|
|Engine Oil Filter (HF204RC)||R||R|
|Engine Idle Speed||X||I||I||I|
|Radiator Coolant *4 (Honda Long-life Coolant)||I||I||I||3 Years|
|Secondary Air Supply System||X||I|
|Evaporative Emission Control System*3||X||I|
|Drive Chain (Motul chain care kit)||Every 600 mi (1000 km): I L|
|Brake Fluid*4 (Honda DOT 4)||I||I||I||I||I||I||2 years|
|Brake Pads Wear||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Brake Light Switch||I||I||I|
|Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners||X||I||I||I|
|Steering Head Bearings||XX||I||I||I|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda CB650F
The Honda CB650F has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard.
|Wheel||Tyre size||Tyre pressure (cold)|
|Front||120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)||36 psi (250 kPa, 2.50 kgf/cm2)|
|Rear||180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)||42 psi (290 kPa, 2.90 kgf/cm2)|
Stock the CB650F ships with Dunlop D222 tyres. If you replace them with another tyre, your motorcycle will explode! (kidding)
About the Honda CB650F
The Honda CB650F is a middleweight “commuter” bike, a sporty bike that’s fun, quick, easy to maintain, and overall very low-stress.
It has a ton of modern features which means that it’s as good for getting through the commute as it is for the occasional weekend of fun. It doesn’t have the top-end rush of the CBR600RR, so if you’re looking for dedicated track work… either look elsewhere, or prepare for a ton of mods.
The Honda CB650 is quite well specified. It has fuel injection, of course, and a combined ABS system (that actuates both the front and rear brakes when you’re lazy and just use the rear brake).
The engine of the CB650F is quite distinct in the category, the only similar bike being the heavier and less sporty Suzuki GSX-650F. The entine is a liquid cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine with a displacement of 649 cc, a bit of a bump over the 600 class, to let it develop up-top power with a tune that’s more optimised for torque. The engine makes max power of 64kW (86 hp) at 11,000 rpm and 63Nm (46 lb-ft) of torque at 8,000 rpm — enough to get you in serious trouble! You put power to the ground via a six-speed transmission and a chain drive.
So the CB650F makes power, but can it handle? Well, it’s not bad. Like most middleweight commuter-style motorcycles, the CB650F doesn’t have the most advanced forks. They’re non-inverted and non-adjustable. In 2017 they got an upgrade to Showa Dual Bending Valve front forks, which have firmer compression damping, but still aren’t adjustable.
Honda, interestingly, decided to place the oil cooler on the left front and the oil filter on the back of the engine to help accommodate those cool 4-into-2-into-1 pipes, which sweep back to the right and flow into a stubby underslung muffler that helps with mass centralization (and keeping handling supple).
Manual for the Honda CB650F 2014-2018
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2018 Honda CB650F. The maintenance schedule is the same for all years.
You can download it from here.