This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda Rebel 500.
The Honda Rebel 500 is one of the two new cruiser motorcycles released in 2017 along with the Rebel 300. The Rebel 500 is powered by a 471cc, eight-valve, liquid-cooled parallel twin with strong bottom-end torque and smooth, linear power delivery.
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Things you might need to service the Honda Rebel 500
So you want to service your own motorcycle, do you? Well, aside from the basic motorcycle maintenance tools, you will probably need some of the following parts.
|Part||Honda Rebel 500 spec|
|Oil||Honda recommends SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA. Pro Honda GN4 10W-30 is good. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).|
|Oil filter||Honda’s standard part number for the oil filter is 15410-MFJ-D01 (used on many Hondas). You can also use Hiflofiltro HF204RC for the oil filter. Use a torque wrench to tighten it to 26 Nm (19 lb-ft).|
|Air filter (OEM)||The K&N alternative air filter HA-2513 is a drop-in replacement.|
|Spark plugs||Use NGK spark plug part CPR8EA-9. Use a gapping tool to set the gap to 0.8-0.9mm.|
|Brake fluid||You can use any DOT 4 oil, but Honda recommends Honda DOT 4.|
|Brake pads (front)||Use EBC double-hardened front brake pads with part number FA196HH.|
|Brake pads (rear)||Use EBC double-hardened rear brake pads with part number FA496HH.|
|Coolant||Use coolant based on ethylene glycol like Zerex G05.|
Honda Rebel 500 Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda Rebel 500.
- 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.
- I: Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
- R: Replace
- L: Lubricate
- C: Clean
The maintenance for the Honda Rebel 500 is broken into two sections: Emission-Related Items and Non-Emission-Related Items.
|Items||x 1000 mi||0.6||4||8||12||16||20||24|
|Emission-Related Items||x 1000 km||1||6.4||12.8||19.2||25.6||32||38.4||Regular Replace|
|Air Cleaner*2 (HA-2513)||R||R|
|Spark Plug (NGK CPR8EA-9)||XX||R|
|Engine Oil (Pro Honda GN4)||R||R||R||R||1 Year|
|Engine Oil Filter (HF204RC)||R||R|
|Engine Idle Speed||X||I||I||I|
|Radiator Coolant*5 (Zerex G05)||I||I||I||3 Years|
|Secondary Air Supply System||X||I|
|Evaporative Emission Control System||X||I|
|Drive Chain (Motul chain care kit)||Every 600 mi (1000 km): I L|
|Brake Fluid*5 (Honda DOT 4)||I||I||I||I||I||I||2 Years|
|Brake Pads Wear||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Brake Light Switch||I||I||I|
|Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners||X||I||I||I|
|Steering Head Bearings||XX||I||I||I|
- At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
- *2: Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas.
- *3: Service more frequently when riding in rain or at full throttle.
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda Rebel 500
The Honda Rebel 500 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard. And the manual specifies the following recommended tyre pressures.
|Front||130/90-16M/C 67H||DUNLOP D404F Q|
DUNLOP D404F QA
|29 psi (200 kPa)|
|Rear||150/80-16M/C 71H||DUNLOP D404 Q|
DUNLOP D404 QA
|29 psi (200 kPa)|
About the Honda Rebel 500
The Honda Rebel is a low, lean silhouette that is crowned by an iconic fuel tank, aggressively raked front end and fat 16 inch tires on large-diameter wheels. The stamped-steel rear fender and narrow frame body result in a stripped form expressing offbeat individuality from every angle.
Powered by a 471cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, with strong bottom end torque and a smooth, linear power delivery the Rebel is A2 licence friendly for those in countries with restrictions on motorcycle licensing.
The riding position is relaxed and neutral, with gently outstretched arms matched to mid-mounted footpegs. The Rebel’s tubular steel frame is brand new and draws fresh, contemporary lines into stripped-back, fat-tired ‘bobber’ style.
The evocative round headlight sits up high in a die-cast aluminum mount, the speedometer is a compact dial with negative LCD display and blue backlight. The ignition is housed below the left side of the fuel tank and everything that can be is blacked out.
The Honda Rebel is blacked out to the maximum, with the minimum of paint, it also switches from solo-only to passenger-possible via two bolts so you can easily carry a passenger on your Rebel 500. The Rebel mixes old and new school style to fire the imagination of a younger generation of riders.
Manual for the Honda Rebel 500
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda Rebel 500.
You can download it from here.