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Honda CBR650F (2014-2018) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2018 Honda CBR650F Stock Image

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CBR650F made between 2014-2018. In 2019 it was replaced by the CBR650R.

The Honda CBR650F is a more comfortable and user-friendly alternative to the CBR600RR or a faired sibling to the CB650F. It’s an evolution of the CBR600F line. The F line uses a slightly larger capacity engine, tuned for better low-end and mid-range power.

The ergonomics are also more relaxed, with higher clip-on handlebars, a more comfortable seat, and a cheaper sticker price.

Honda CBR650F Stock Image

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What you need to service the Honda CBR650F

To service your Honda CBR650F you need some basic motorcycle maintenance tools. Aside from that, you also need the following parts/consumables.

PartHonda CBR650F spec
OilHonda recommends SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, such as Pro 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 Hiflopro HF204RC for the oil filter. Use a torque wrench to tighten it to 26 Nm (19 lb-ft).
Air filter (OEM)Use K&N part number is HA-6414.
Spark plugsUse NGK spark plug part CR9EH-9. Use a gapping tool to set the gap to 0.8-0.9.
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)You need two pairs of pads. OEM front brake pads are part number 06455-MJE-D02. Alternative EBC double-hardened front brake pads (cheaper, and a common upgrade) have part number FA142HH.
Brake pads (rear)OEM rear brake pads are part number 06435-MGZ-J01. Alternative EBC double-hardened rear brake pads have part number FA496HH.
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 CBR650F parts for maintenance

Honda CBR650F Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CBR650F.

Notes on the maintenance schedule

  • There were some trivial differences in the maintenance schedule in 2018 compared to former years, mostly in the way it was displayed. The major changes were: a) oil filter only needs to be changed once every two oil changes, b) the drive chain needs to be checked slightly less frequently, and c) it’s recommended to change the brake fluid every two years, irrespective of mileage.
  • At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  • Honda’s recommended difficulty ratings:
    • 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.
  • Service the air filter more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas

Maintenance Procedures:

  • I: inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
  • L: lubricate
  • R: replace
Itemsx 1000 mi0.64812162024
Emissions-Related Itemsx 1000 km16.412.819.225.63238.4Regular Replace
Fuel LineXIII
Throttle OperationXIII
Air CleanerRR
Spark Plug (CR9EH-9)XR
Valve ClearanceXI
Engine Oil (Pro Honda GN4)RRRR1 Year
Engine Oil Filter (HF204RC)RR
Engine Idle SpeedXIIII3 Years
Radiator Coolant (Honda Long-life Coolant)IIR
Cooling SystemXIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemXIII
Evaporative Emission Control SystemXII
Non-Emission-Related Items
Drive Chain — EVERY 600 mi (1000 km) I, L (Motul chain paste)
Brake Fluid (Honda DOT 4)IIIIII2 Years
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIIIIII
Side StandIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersXIII
Steering Head BearingsXXIII
Honda CBR650F maintenance schedule

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda CBR650F

The manual for the Honda CBR650F specifies these tyre sizes, and recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold).

TyreSizeBrand(s)Tyre pressure
Front120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)DUNLOP D222F M250 kPa (2,50 kgf/cm2) 36 psi
Rear180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)DUNLOP D222 M290 kPa (2,90 kgf/cm2) 42 psi
Tyres and tyre pressures

About the Honda CBR650F

Say “Honda CBR” and you instantly think race bikes that have history back to the 1980s.

The Honda CBR650F does have history that goes back that far… but a lot has changed since then. The CBR650F used to pull double duty as a performance sports motorcycle and an everyday fun bike, but now those duties are split between the CBR650F and the more track-focused Honda CBR600RR.

The CBR650F has great specs on paper. It has a 659cc four-cylinder dual overhead cam engine with fuel injection and 32mm throttle bodies. It runs a fairly aggressive 11.4-to-1 compression ratio, which means this CBR650F is premium fuel only.

Thin cylinder liners help keep weight down, and vents in the crank journals allow air to move around freely in the crankcase to reduce pumping losses. Not only does the engine feel smooth winding up, but compression braking is also fairly comforting as it doesn’t put the “brakes” on too hard all at once, so even without a slipper clutch you can scrub speed rather aggressively with confidence.

In total the engine makes 67 kW or 90 hp, which puts the CBR650F in quite a different league to direct competitors like the SV650 or Ninja 650. The CBR650F revs higher and produces more power. Braking is pretty aggressive, through twin 320mm calipers and standard ABS.

The front suspension of the CBR650F is a standard telescopic fork which is the major let down compared to its sportier stablemate (and its replacement, the CBR650R.

Manual for the Honda CBR650F

Honda CBR650F maintenance schedule

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda CBR650F.

You can download it from here.

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