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Honda Gold Wing F6B GL1800B (2013-2017) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda Gold Wing F6B.

The Honda Gold Wing F6B is a semi stripped-back bagger based on the bigger (at the time) 5th gen Gold Wing. Alternatively, it can be seen as a Honda Valkyrie F6C with more stuff on it.

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.

Maintenance Procedures:

  • 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.
.Itemsx 1000 mi4812162024
Emission-Related Itemsx 1000 km6.412.819.225.63238.4
*Fuel LineIII
*Throttle OperationIII
*Air Cleaner2RR
Crankcase Breather3CCCCCC
Spark PlugsEvery 16,000 mi (25,600 km) R
*Valve Clearance4Every 32,000 mi (51,200 km) I
Engine Oil6RRR
Engine Oil FilterRRR
*Engine Idle SpeedIII
Radiator Coolant5IIR
*Cooling SystemIII
*Secondary Air Supply SystemIII
*Evaporative Emission Control SystemII
Non-Emission-Related Items
Final Drive OilIIR
Brake Fluid5IIRIIR
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
*Brake Light SwitchIII
*Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIII
Clutch Fluid5IIRIIR
Side StandIII
*Nuts, Bolts, FastenersIII
**Steering Head BearingsIII

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.

WheelTyre sizeTyre pressure (cold)Shipped tyre model
Front130/70R18M/C 63H36 psi (250 kPa, 2.50 kgf/cm2)BRIDGESTONE G709 RADIAL
Rear180/60R16M/C 74H41 psi (280 kPa , 2.80 kgf/cm )BRIDGESTONE G704 RADIAL
Honda Gold Wing F6B tyre sizes and pressures

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

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda Gold Wing F6B.

You can download it from here.

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