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Honda CBR600F (2011-2013) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2011-2013 Honda CBR600F diagonal photo

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CBR600F as made between 2011 and 2013.

The Honda CBR600F made in 2011 was an attempted revitalisation of the CBR600F brand that ended with the CBR600F4i. Honda took a short brake to focus on racier bikes, mostly the CBR600RR, but the market demanded something “intermediate” for everyday riders.

Like the earlier CBR600F4i, the CBR600F has a 599cc four-cylinder DOHC inline four engine, but it’s tuned more for midrange. Basically, it’s a re-skinned fuel-injected CB600F Hornet, also known as a Honda 599.

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Honda CBR600F Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CBR600F. Like mentioned above, the CBR600F’s maintenance schedules are similar to that of the CB600 Hornet, though there are more fairing pieces to get out of the way first!

Honda’s recommended difficulty levels — they like to include these in the service manual

  • * Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual.
  • ** In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.

Maintenance Procedures:

  • I: inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
  • C: clean
  • A: adjust
  • L: lubricate
  • R: replace

Notes:

  • At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here .
  • Air filter: Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas
  • Fluids: Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires “mechanical skill” (per Honda).
ItemDiff. levelPre-rideReplace every1000 km12K24K36K48KAnnual
Fuel line*IIIII
Fuel levelI
Throttle function*IIIIII
Air filter (HA-5907)II
Crankcase breatherCCCCC
Spark plug (CR9EH-9)*IRIR
Valve clearance*II
Engine oil (Pro Honda GN4)IRRRRRR
Oil filter (HF204RC)RRRRRR
Engine idle speed*IIIIII
Coolant (Pro Honda Coolant)I3 yearsIIIII
Cooling system*IIIII
Secondary air injection system*IIIII
Chain (every 1000 KM: I, L) (Motul chain paste)I
Drive chain guideIIII
Brake fluid (Honda DOT 4)I2 yearsIIIII
Brake pad conditionIIIIII
Brake systemIIIIII
Brake light switchIIIII
Headlight adjustmentIIIII
Lights/hornI
Engine start switchI
Clutch systemIIIIIII
Side stand (Lithium soap-based grease)IIIII
Suspension*IIIII
Nuts, bolts, and fasteners*IIIIII
Wheels/tyres**IIIIII
Steering bearings (Lithium soap-based grease)**IIIIII
CBR600F Maintenance Schedule

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda CBR600F

The Honda CBR600F takes the following tyre sizes and recommended pressures (optimised for longevity and low cost of ownership; lower rear pressures are better for grip.)

  • Front: 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W), 250 kPa (2,50 kgf/cm2) 36 psi
  • Rear: 180/55ZR17 M/C (73W), 290 kPa (2,90 kgf/cm2) 42 psi

The CBR600F shipped with sport-touring type tyres, and that’s what most people recommend for it.

About the Honda CBR600F

The US didn’t get the CBR600F, but Europe and the UK did, as did Australia.

It is basically a re-skinned Honda CB600F (a.k.a. the Honda 599), albeit with some different parts. Notably, it’s based on the more recent 2007+ Honda CB600F that has fuel injection.

The CBR600F shares most of the components with the CB600F Hornet naked bike, like its inverted fork (though longer by 50 mm, to allow raised clip-on handlebars to be bolted on) and its aluminium mono-backbone frame. It is wrapped in a multi-layered full fairing that lowers drag and protects the rider from windblast. The CBR600F also gets new instruments, bars and a fuel tank.

Like the Hornet, compared to the CBR600RR, the CBR600F has a relaxed riding position. It’s a more street-oriented sports bike. This is reflected in the fact that its suspension is softer, and while still still an inverted fork that’s adjustable for preload and rebound damping (front and rear), there’s no compression damping adjustment.

Braking is great, and ABS is standard, and it’s of the combined variety — meaning if you grab the front brake, it’ll always apply a little of the rear.

The engine is still quite rev-happy. It makes maximum power of 76 kW (102 hp) at a fairly high 12,000 rpm, and peak torque of 65 Nm (48 ft-lb) at 10,500 rpm. So basically, the CBR600F’s engine has been hardly de-tuned at all!

The riding position is a lot like the Hornet’s too — similar seat height and footrest position.

Manual for the Honda CBR600F

Honda CBR600F Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda CBR600F

You can download it from here.

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