This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2003-2015 Honda ST1300. The last ST1300 was made in 2012, but a few more were plated for the following years.
The ST1300 was retired, but the engine was retained in the sporty cruiser CTX1300.
The Honda ST1300, also known as the Pan-European, is a touring bike (or sport touring) that does high-speed all-day comfort in as much luxury as you want. It’s a successor to the ST1100, which ended production in 2002.
Like the ST1100, the ST1300 has a V4 engine, but now with a performance bump to 1,261cc. The engine is liquid cooled and the rear wheel is shaft driven. The motorcycle has full fairings and integrated hard panniers as standard. It’s a heavy, comfortable, and fast-enough bike… so much so that like the earlier ST1100, the Honda ST1300 is a popular choice for a police bike.
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What you need to service the Honda ST1300
Shaft drive and a Honda engine underneath… what’s to service, right??
Well, you still need to do maintenance — even if it’s just oil changes and keeping the chain lubed. Beyond that there are spark plugs, various filters, and of course brakes. But the ST1300 is a low maintenance bike, unless you’re a cop who thrashes them (I don’t know personally, but mechanics who service the bikes say that while they’re well serviced, they’re also put through their paces).
Here’s what you need to maintain your Honda ST1300.
|Part||Honda ST1300 Pan European spec|
|Oil||Honda generally recommends SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, such as Pro Honda GN4 10W-30 or a high-quality oil like Motul 7100 (thousands of 5-star reviews can’t be wrong). Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 29 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 Hiflopro HF204RC for the oil filter. Use a torque wrench to tighten it to 26 Nm (20 lb-ft).|
|Air filter||The easiest air filter to install is the K&N air filter, whose part number is HA-1302. Change this more often if you ride often in dusty or dirty conditions.|
|Spark plugs||Use NGK spark plug part CR7EH-9, or if you plan on doing extended high-speed riding, the CR8EH-9. Use a gapping tool to set the gap to 0.8-0.9 mm.|
|Brake fluid||You can use any DOT 4 oil, but Honda recommends Honda DOT 4.|
|Final drive oil||The manual calls for hyphoid gear oil of SAE 80. A common selection is Honda Pro Shaft Drive Oil.|
|Brake pads (front)||Many owners switch to EBC double-hardened brake pads for longer life, better bite, and lower cost than OEM parts. Front brake pads have part number FA388HH.|
|Brake pads (rear)||Rear brake pads have part number FA261HH from EBC.|
|Coolant||Use Honda Long-life Coolant, which is based on ethylene glycol.|
|Grease||Stock up on lithium soap-based grease and silicon grease to keep pivots and moving parts lubricated and protected.|
Honda ST1300 Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda ST1300.
At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
Honda puts difficulty levels of maintenance items in their manual. It’s up to you if you wnat to follow them! Here they are:
- * 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
|Items||x 1000 mi||0.6||4||8||12||16||20||24|
|x 1000 km||1||6.4||12.8||19.2||25.6||32||38.4|
|Air Cleaner (2) (HA-1302)||R||R|
|Spark Plugs (CR7EH-9 or CR8EH-9)||I||R||I|
|Engine Oil (distance interval or every 12 months) (Pro Honda GN4)||R||R||R||R|
|Engine Oil Filter (HF204RC)||R||R||R||R|
|*||Engine Idle Speed||I||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Radiator Coolant (3) (Honda Long-life Coolant)||I||I||R|
|*||Secondary Air Supply System||I||I||I|
|*||Evaporative Emission Control System||I||I|
|Final Drive Oil (Pro Honda Shaft Drive Oil)||I||I||R|
|Brake Fluid (3) (Honda DOT 4)||I||I||R||I||I||R|
|Brake Pads Wear||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|*||Brake Light Switch||I||I||I|
|Clutch Fluid (3) (Honda DOT 4)||I||I||R||I||I||R|
|*||Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners||I||I||I||I|
|**||Steering Head Bearings||I||I||I||I|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda ST1300
The Honda ST1300 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard, and the following recommended tyre pressures:
|Front||120/70ZR18M/C (59W)||BRIDGESTONE BT020F F|
DUNLOP D220FST L
|42 psi (290 kPa , 2.90 kgf/cm)|
|Rear||170/60ZR17M/C (72W)||BRIDGESTONE BT020R F|
DUNLOP D220ST L
|42 psi (290 kPa , 2.90 kgf/cm)|
About the Honda ST1300
The Honda ST1300 was the last in a line of V-4 engine more “touring-oriented” sport tourers produced by Honda. Honda still makes touring bikes, like the Gold Wing series, but they’re more relaxed than the ST1300 and the ST1100 that preceded it.
Honda approached the ST1300’s development by refining and expanding upon the ST1100.
Like the original sport tourer, the ST1300 is powered by a liquid-cooled, longitudinally mounted 90-degree V-4 engine with four valves per cylinder, with a shaft final drive. Its all-enclosing, sleek bodywork incorporates removable saddlebags — they’re part of the design so they’re never tacked-on looking.
The Honda ST1300’s frame is made of aluminium spars, rather than steel. Honda claims this is stronger and lighter than the original frame in the ST1100. Which isn’t to say that the ST1300 is a lightweight bike, mind you!
The V-4 engine is also all-new, rather than being a just a stroked version of the old engine. Its over-square bore and stroke of 78 x 66mm giving a displacement of 1,261cc. The compression ratio has been increased from 10.0 to 10.8:1.
With a 360-degree crankshaft and dual counter-balancers, the engine is smooth enough that Honda engineers solidly mounted it as a stressed member in the chassis. The drivetrain is equipped with dampers on the transmission main shaft, clutch, and driveshaft.
The ST offers many little amenities, including two helmet hooks, tip over bars hidden below plastic covers, two fairing pockets, excellent mirrors that pop off upon impact, under seat storage to hold a pair of winter gloves, a luggage rack and a 660-watt alternator. The front brake lever has an adjuster wheel to set the distance from the lever to the grip.
Manual for the Honda ST1300
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2010-2015 Honda ST1300.
You can download it from here.