This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda Gold Wing F6B.
Since Honda’s Gold Wing includes everything, the Gold WIng F6B is more a case of what has been taken away. The F6B lacks the following features from the Gold Wing of the day: air bag, cruise control, reverse gear, rear speakers, satellite navigation, illuminated switchgear, and self-cancelling indicators. It retains integrated panniers, an iPod and USB-compatible stereo, lots of storage, and of course the Gold Wing’s 1832cc flat-six and shaft drive.
From 2018, the Gold Wing F6B just became the Honda Gold Wing — the entire brand became more redefined by this stripped-back model, much to the chagrin of long-term fans.
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Honda Gold Wing F6B Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda Gold Wing F6B.
The maintenance for the Honda Gold Wing F6B is broken into two sections: Emission-Related Items and Non-Emission-Related Items.
Difficulty levels in doing service items (according to the manual): Honda likes to spell out the difficulty levels with asterisks. In reality, the ones marked with two asterisks are harder to do because of equipment required (like re-fitting a tyre).
- * 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.
- I: Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
- C: Clean
- A: Adjust
- L: Lubricate
- R: Replace
- At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here
- * 2 (Air Cleaner): Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas
- *3 (Crankcase breather): Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden often at full throttle or in the rain
- *4 (Valves) Service more frequently if noisy
- *5 (Coolant, brake fluid, clutch fluid). Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill.
- 6 (Engine oil): Replace at 4,000 mi (6,400 km) or 6 months, then every 8,000 mi (12,800 km) or 12 months.
|.||Items||x 1000 mi||4||8||12||16||20||24|
|Emission-Related Items||x 1000 km||6.4||12.8||19.2||25.6||32||38.4|
|Spark Plugs||Every 16,000 mi (25,600 km) R|
|*||Valve Clearance||4||Every 32,000 mi (51,200 km) I|
|Engine Oil Filter||R||R||R|
|*||Engine Idle Speed||I||I||I|
|*||Secondary Air Supply System||I||I||I|
|*||Evaporative Emission Control System||I||I|
|Final Drive Oil||I||I||R|
|Brake Pads Wear||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|*||Brake Light Switch||I||I||I|
|*||Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners||I||I||I|
|**||Steering Head Bearings||I||I||I|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda Gold Wing F6B
The Honda Gold Wing F6B has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard, as well as the following standard tyres.
|Wheel||Tyre size||Tyre pressure (cold)||Shipped tyre model|
|Front||130/70R18M/C 63H||36 psi (250 kPa, 2.50 kgf/cm2)||BRIDGESTONE G709 RADIAL|
|Rear||180/60R16M/C 74H||41 psi (280 kPa , 2.80 kgf/cm )||BRIDGESTONE G704 RADIAL|
About the Honda Gold Wing F6B
The Honda Gold Wing F6B was released in 2013 as a leaner, somewhat stripped back version of the full size Gold Wing, but it helped shape what became the modern Honda Gold Wing from 2018 onward.
The idea of a stripped down luxury cruiser was always going to be a difficult one. What exactly do you strip down?
- Honda removed the rear speakers but kept the front ones, connected to a premium audio system.
- Honda removed the reversing gear but kept a glovebox.
- And Honda removed cruise control but kept the block where the buttons used to go.
And so on.
The Honda Gold Wing F6B is still a great touring bike — as any bagger is. The F6B (Flat Six Bagger) is based on the Gold Wing’s excellent twin-spar aluminum frame, and is powered by the same 1,832cc flat-six, a SOHC two-valve-per-cylinder engine that’s fed by electronic fuel injection, inhaling through twin 40mm throttle bodies.
As in the standard Gold Wing, the horizontally opposed engine that’s mounted down low helps keep the center of gravity low, which should make the F6B feel smaller and more nimble than other bikes with similar dimensions, especially in corners. Starting and stopping the F6B, you have a great sense of balance. And while no motorcycle that weighs 382 kg (842 pounds) should ever be considered light, the F6B tips the scales some 28 kg (62 lb) less than a standard Gold Wing.
The Honda Gold Wing F6B is still designed to work well on weekend trips, aided by a glovebox, a premium audio system (with iPod/MP3 capability), a saddlebag open indicator and a multi-information screen that features a clock, trip meter, air temperature gauge and audio controls.
Maintaining the F6B is something old hand fans tend to do, but a lot of owners prefer their mechanics to do work on an expensive bike with fairings. Honda in their manuals generally only want their owners to change the oil and filter, to keep the bike clean, and generally keep the bike greased at most, and to leave everything else to mechanics.
Manual for the Honda Gold Wing F6B
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda Gold Wing F6B.
You can download it from here.