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Honda Rebel 300 (CMX300) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2017-2020 Honda Rebel 300 Stock Image

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda Rebel 300, replacing the earlier Honda Rebel 250.

The Honda Rebel 300 is an entry-level cruiser, the little sibling to the Honda Rebel 500. It has a 286cc, four-stroke, water-cooled single-cylinder engine which powers the rear wheel through a six speed transmission and a chain drive.

The Rebel 300 is a very accessible bike. It has a very low 690mm (27.2 inch) seat height, and modest power band that will get you going around town, but will be singing a little high on the highway. It’ll cruise quite happily at 120 km/h or 75 mph on a flat, which isn’t bad for a little single!

Also, maintaining the Rebel 300 is dead easy. One cylinder; who needs more?

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What you need to service the Honda Rebel 300

Aside from basic motorcycle maintenance tools, here’s what you need to service your Honda Rebel 300.

PartHonda CB300F and Rebel 300 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 filterYou can use Hiflofiltro HF103 for the oil filter as a drop-in replacement
Air filter (OEM)You can use the K&N air filter, whose part number is K&N HA-2513.
Spark plugsUse NGK spark plug part SIMR8A9.
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 fluid, but Honda recommends Honda DOT 4.
Brake pads (front)EBC double-hardened front brake pads have part number FA196HH.
Brake pads (rear)EBC double-hardened rear brake pads have part number FA496HH.
CoolantUse Zerex G05, which is based on ethylene glycol, with corrosion inhibitors
GreaseStock up on lithium soap-based grease and silicon grease to keep pivots and moving parts lubricated and protected.
Honda Rebel 300 and CB300F parts for maintenance

Honda Rebel 300 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda Rebel 300.

Servicing the Rebel 300 is cheap and easy. You inspect the valves — all four of them, on the one cylinder — every 16,000 miles or 14,000 km. It’s basically a naked bike, so everything’s there for you to see and work on. (Ed: I have to get me one of these! Well, maybe a 500. Or an 1100…)

Honda marks the rough difficulty level of each maintenance procedure:

  • X: Intermediate. We recommend service by your Honda dealer, unless you have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled.
  • 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
  • R: Replace
  • L: Lubricate
  • C: Clean

The maintenance for the Honda Rebel 300 is broken into two sections: Emission-Related Items and Non-Emission-Related Items.

Itemsx 1000 mi0.64812162024
Emission-Related Itemsx 1000 km16.412.819.225.63238.4Regular
Fuel LineXIII
Throttle OperationXIII
Air Cleaner (K&N HA-2513)RR
Crankcase Breather*3CCCCCC
Spark Plugs (NGK SIMR8A9)IEvery 32,000 mi (51,200 km)
Valve ClearanceXI
Engine Oil (Honda oil, e.g. Pro Honda GN4)RRRR1 Year
Engine Oil Filter (HF103)RR
Engine Idle Speed XIII
Radiator Coolant (Ethylene glycol, e.g. Zerex G05)III3 Years
Cooling SystemXIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemXI
Evaporative Emission Control SystemXI
Non-Emission-Related Items
Drive Chain (Motul chain care kit)Every 600 mi (1000 km): I L
Brake Fluid (Honda dot 4)IIIIII2 years
Brake Pads Wear (FA196HH x 1, FA496HH x 1)IIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIIIIII
Side StandIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersXIII
Steering Head BearingsXXIII
Honda Rebel 300 maintenance schedule


  • At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  • Service the air filter more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas.
  • Service the crankcase breather more frequently when riding in rain or at full throttle.

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda Rebel 300

The Honda Rebel 300 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard, and the following recommended tyre pressures.

TyreSizeBrand(s)Tyre pressure
Front130/90-16M/C 67HDUNLOP D404F Q29 psi (200 kPa)
Rear150/80-16M/C 71HDUNLOP D404 Q29 psi (200 kPa)
Tyres and tyre pressures (Honda Rebel 300)

About the Honda Rebel 300

The Honda Rebel 300 is a classically styled and practical cruiser, but with modern style elements and technology.

The Rebel 300 has a 286cc liquid-cooled 20-degree single cylinder four stroke engine with four valves in its one cylinder. It runs a very modest 10.7:1 compression ratio, and is of course fully fuel injected.

The Rebel 300 puts power down via a six-speed transmission and a chain final drive. It’s geared very low — you’ll be out of first gear in no time!

The Rebel 300, like the 500, comes with optional ABS — though it’s standard in many parts of the world.

Honda kept the Rebel 300 effectively the same every year, making only minor tweaks to things like suspension.

Manual for the Honda Rebel 300

2017-2020 Honda Rebel 300 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2017 Honda Rebel 300, also consulting the earlier versions.

You can download it from here.

2015 Honda Rebel 300 maintenance schedule screenshot
2015 Honda Rebel 300 maintenance schedule screenshot

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