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Honda CBR600RR 3rd Gen (2007-2012) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2011-2012 CBR600RR Stock Image

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2007-2012 Honda CBR600RR.

The third gen Honda CBR600RR was a pretty big redesign. It had an engine tuned for both more power and more mid-range torque. The chassis was rebuilt, with a shorter wheelbase, new lightweight wheels, radial-mount front calipers, and an electronic steering damper.

The third generation CBR600RR was also the first generation in which Honda provided C-ABS as an option. It wasn’t well taken up, mostly because of the added weight, and the fact that people tend to turn off ABS when racing.

The Honda CBR600RR was built in a number of fairly distinct generations before 2021:

  • 2003-2004: The original CBR600RR, a re-thinking of the 600cc sportbike that the CBR600F4i was. More aggressive and track-oriented, with lower clip-ons. Still has conventional forks (i.e. not inverted).
  • 2005-2006: Redesigned frame, inverted forks, radial-mounted front brakes, new bodywork, an engine tweaked to improve midrange power, and an overall dry weight of 4kg (9 lb) less.
  • 2007-2012: Reworked engine, shorter wheelbase. New three-spoke cast aluminium wheels, radial-mount front calipers on a 310mm disc, and a new rear brake too. A Honda electronic steering damper. 2009 introduced C-ABS as an option, and a few internal changes (like high-resistance valve lifters and a popup valve system) to improve mid-range torque. Another 20 lb lighter dry (without C-ABS). (Some consider 2009-2012 to be a separate generation, but the whole era shares one manual.)
  • 2013-2020: Lightweight 12-spoke wheels, revised ECU, new suspension (Showa “Big Piston Fork”, and a ram-air system tuned for mid-range torque. Discontinued in some markets after 2016.
  • 2021: New release with a six-axis IMU and a host of rider aids, new digital dash, Euro 5 compliance, and a highly exclusive price tag.

The 3rd gen CBR600RR got a refresh in 2013 with the 4th gen CBR600RR, with revised suspension and wheels, and new tuning.

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What you need to service your Honda CBR600RR 3rd Gen

Servicing your 3rd gen Honda CBR600RR is a lot like servicing any other supersport, especially from Honda. You have a chain drive, a liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine with fuel injection, and valves that only need to be opened infrequently. You do have fairings, though! Easy to clean, but annoying to remove.

Here’s your shopping list to service your CBR600RR 3rd gen.

PartHonda CBR600RR 3rd gen spec
OilHonda recommends SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, with an API classification of SG or higher, such as Pro Honda GN4 10W-30. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft). Some other oils forum dwellers use are Motul 5100, Shell Rotella T6, and Mobil 1 Synthetic.
Oil filterHonda’s standard part number for the oil filter is 15410-MFJ-D01 (used on many Hondas). You can also use Hiflopro HF204RC 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 17210-MFJ-D00 (same part as for the 13-20 RR). You can also use the K&N alternative air filter, whose part number is HA-6007, which is often more available.
Spark plugsUse NGK spark plug part IMR9C-9H, or a Denso VUH27D.
Chain maintenanceTo maintain your chain, Motul chain paste is quite well-liked. There’s also the Motul chain care kit which is affordable and good.
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-MEL-D22. Alternative EBC double-hardened front brake pads have part number FA390HH.
Brake pads (rear)OEM rear brake pads are part number 06435-MEL-D22. Alternative EBC double-hardened rear brake pads have part number FA436HH.
CoolantUse Honda Long-life Coolant, which is based on ethylene glycol.
GreaseStock up on lithium soap-based grease and silicon grease to keep pivots and moving parts lubricated and protected.
Honda CBR600RR 3rd gen parts for maintenance

2007-2012 Honda CBR600RR 3rd Gen Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2007-2012 Honda CBR600RR 3rd Gen.

Keen observers will note that the maintenance schedule for this generation is very similar to previous generations, even though some of the parts are different.

Honda’s difficulty levels as per their manual:

  • 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
  • L: lubricate
  • R: replace

Notes:

  • At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  • * Air cleaner: Service more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
  • ** Fluids: Replace brake fluid and coolant every 2 years, or at indicated odometer intervals, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill.
Itemsx 1000 mi0.64812162024
Emission-Related Itemsx 1000 km16.412.819.225.63238.4
Fuel LineXIII
Throttle OperationXIII
Air Cleaner*XII
Spark PlugsXIR
Valve ClearanceXI
Engine OilRRRR
Engine Oil FilterRRRR
Radiator Coolant **IIR
Cooling SystemXIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemXIII
Evaporative Emission Control System (CA only)XII
Exhaust Gas Control Valve CableXXI
Non-Emission-Related Items
Drive Chain (I/L every 500 mi/800 km)
Brake Fluid **IIRIIR
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIIII
Brake Light SwitchXIII
Headlight AimXIII
Clutch SystemIIIIIII
Side StandIII
SuspensionXIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersXIIII
Wheels/TiresXXIII
Steering Head BearingsXXIIII
2007-2012 Honda CBR600RR Maintenance Schedule

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2011-2012 Honda CBR600RR

The Honda CBR600RR’s manual for the 2007-2012 models specifies the following tyre sizes, these recommended brands, and these tyre pressures (when cold):

TyreSizeBrand(s)Tyre pressure (when cold)
Front120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)DUNLOP Qualifier PTG
BRIDGESTONE BT015F RADIAL E
250 kPa (2,50 kgf/cm2) 36 psi
Rear180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)DUNLOP Qualifier PTG
BRIDGESTONE BT015R RADIAL E
290 kPa (2,90 kgf/cm2) 42 psi
Tyres and tyre pressures for the 2007-2012 Honda CBR600RR

About the 2007-2012 Honda CBR600RR

The 3rd gen CBR600RR was a total rebuild and redesign from the earlier 1st and 2nd generations.

It melds a light and compact chassis with impeccable power delivery to create a balanced combination that remains a favorite among sport riders. That has been true of the earlier generations, but it’s even more true of the latest generation with a lighter chassis, retuned suspension and braking, and an ever-improving engine.

At one point, in racing, no other 600cc machine had won more AMA and World Supersport championships than Honda’s CBR600.

Honda also released the 2007-2012 CBR600RR with optional Combined ABS. Many think of C-ABS as being a street feature to help avoid accidents from sudden threats. But ABS can also help on the track when its tuned correctly, and this was Honda’s aim (at least in their marketing spiel).

As usual, Honda’s middleweight CBR600RR strikes a perfect balance between performance and handling in a middleweight package.

Even though the C-ABS feature had the same name as on its bigger sport touring siblings, it was in fact all new for the 2009 CBR.

ABS and Combined ABS normally use extra components — a delay valve, pressure control valve, a fork-mounted secondary master cylinder and special 3-piston brake calipers. But Honda managed to build their C-ABS system on the CBR600RR without all those extra bits, and using a traditional caliper in the process. This reduced the weight impact, but that’s still considerable at 10kg or 22 lb.

However the C-ABS components were located in areas where they didn’t negatively impact the bike’s handling. Only one change was needed to the rest of the bike — the shock reservoir had to be relocated to the left side of the subframe.

Despite the weight increase, and despite the extra $1,000 it cost at the time, those who tested the ABS system said it was the “best $1,000 you could spend”. If you’re worried, go read Motorcycle.com’s analysis of C-ABS on this version CBR where they ride around a race course covered in potholes and after two days of rain, and try to grab the brakes as hard as they can.

“My report on ABS on the road course is that it operates exactly as advertised. Absolutely no pulsing commonly experienced on many anti-lock systems was transmitted back to the lever or pedal, and only the slightest shimmy in the chassis could be felt in the last dozen or so feet before coming to a complete stop. The system is simply and wonderfully seamless. Period.”

Manual for the 2007-2012 Honda CBR600RR

Honda shares the same manual for the CBR600RR from 2007-2012.

2011-2012 Honda CBR600RR Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2011-2012 Honda CBR600RR.

You can download it from here.

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