Honda CBR1000RR (2008-2016, including C-ABS) Fireblade Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CBR1000RR made between the years 2008 and 2016.

While the Honda Fireblade did go through some minor evolutions between 2008 and 2016, it didn’t get a full redesign until the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR.

Between 2008 and 2016 the parts used in maintenance and the overall maintenance schedule stayed the same. The same basic technology powered the bike — same brakes and suspension. See below for a description of what changed between 2008 and 2016.

Note: There is a minor exception in that the 2014-2020 Honda CBR1000RR SP had some slightly different components, so that gets treated separately.

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What you need to service your 2008-2016 CBR1000RR

To service your CBR1000RR, aside from general motorcycle maintenance tools, you will need slightly different parts depending on what generation of bike you have.

For the 2008-2016 models, here’s what you need.

Part2017-2019 Honda CBR1000RR spec
OilThis is consistent between Fireblades. Honda recommends Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil, or another oil that is SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA or better. Motul 300v is a popular choice for sportbikes. Engine oil drain bolt torque is 30 Nm (22 lb-ft)
Oil filterA high-quality drop-in replacement for all Fireblades is the HF204RC, which you can use a wrench to torque down (26 Nm/19 lb-ft)
Spark plugSame for all Fireblades — NGK IMR9E-9HES or the Denso VUH27ES.
Air filter (varies)For the 2008-2016 CBR1000RR models use K&N HA-1004 for a good replacement.
Front brake pads (varies)Many Fireblade riders switch to EBC or Galfer double hardened brake pads. For the 2017-2019 models, use these codes:
* Regular CBR1000RR EBC FA390HH or Galfer FD326G1370
* 2014+ SP CBR1000RR: EBC FA447HH or Galfer FD373G1303
Rear brake pads (varies)These are the same for all CBR1000RR Fireblades since 2006 (2004-2005 are different).
* EBC: FA436HH or Galfer FD363G1371
Brake fluidMost brands are OK but Honda recommends Honda DOT 4 brake fluid.
GreaseUse a Valvoline lithium soap-based grease for external pivot points.
Chain careUse either Motul chain paste or a full Motul chain care kit for regular chain maintenance.
Honda CBR1000RR 2017-2019 maintenance parts

2008-2016 Honda CBR1000RR Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CBR1000RR made between 2008 and 2016. Through the evolutions of the motorcycle, the maintenance schedule has stayed largely the same.

Honda specifies difficulty levels in their manual. This is per Honda:

  • X: Intermediate. We recommend service by your Honda dealer, unless you have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled. Procedures are provided in an official Honda Service Manual
  • XX:Technical. In the interest of safety, have your motorcycle serviced by your dealer.

Of course, you’re here because you’re considering doing it yourself.

Maintenance Procedures:

  • I: inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
  • 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
  • *4 (Brake fluid and coolant): Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill (ed: which I presume you have).
Itemsx 1000 mi0.64812162024
Emissions-Related Itemsx 1000 km16.412.819.225.63238.4
Fuel LineXIII
Throttle OperationXIII
Air Cleaner*2XII
Spark Plugs (NGK IMR9E-9HES)XEVERY 16,000 mi (25,600 km) I, EVERY 32,000 mi (51,200 km) R
Valve ClearanceXI
Engine Oil (Pro Honda GB4)As scheduled or every 12 months: RRRRR
Engine Oil Filter (HF204RC)RRRR
Engine Idle SpeedXIIIIIII
Radiator Coolant*4 (Zerex G05)IIR
Cooling SystemXIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemXIII
Evaporative Emission Control System (CA only)XII
Exhaust Gas Control Valve CableXXEVERY 16,000 mi (25,600 km) I
Non-Emission-Related Items
Drive ChainEVERY 500 mi (800 km) I, L
Brake Fluid*4 (Honda Dot 4)IIRIIR
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIIIIIII
Side StandIII
Front Fork Oil (see note below)XEvery 18,000 mi (30,000 km) or 36 months: R
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersXIIII
Steering Head BearingsXXIIII
Honda CBR1000RR maintenance schedule

Note on fork oil: Earlier versions of the manual didn’t specify changing the fork oil. However, the forks haven’t changed, so we believe this to be applicable to all CBRs.

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2014-2016 Honda CBR1000RR

Honda specifies the following tyre sizes, ships with the following tyres, and gives these recommended tyre pressures in the manual.

TyreSizeBrand(s)Tyre pressure (cold)
Front120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)BRIDGESTONE S20F G
DUNLOP Qualifier II K
250 kPa / 36 psi
Rear190/50ZR17 M/C (73W)BRIDGESTONE S20R G
DUNLOP Qualifier II K
290 kPa / 42 psi
Tyres and tyre pressures (Honda CBR1000RR 2017-2019)

About the 2008-2016 Honda CBR1000RR

Honda released an all new 2008 CBR1000RR in 2007 for the 2008 model year.

The engine became a 999cc inline four cylinder engine with a higher redline of 13,000 rpm, increasing from the earlier 12,200 rpm.

There were many internal changes to the engine, including

  • Titanium valves, built to accomodate the higher RPMs
  • New side slung exhaust… no more under-seat exhaust
  • A completely new cylinder block, head configuration, and crank case
  • Lighter pistons, with higher compression of 12.3:1 (up from 12.2:1)
  • New ECU with two separate revised maps
  • Slightly higher claimed power of 133 kW (178 hp) at 12,000 rpm
  • A new frame — lighter, narrower die cast frame, with minimal weldings
  • Many weight reductions all over the bike
  • Slipper clutch
  • Revision to the electronic steering damper

Honda made a number of revisions to the 2008 redesign before the next redesign in 2017. The most significant of these were:

  • 2009: Optional factory Combined ABS (C-ABS).
  • 2010: Higher inertia flywheel for better low-rpm torque
  • 2012: Improved front and rear suspension with Showa Big Poston Fork and a Showa balance-free shock. Also revisions to the ABS, new lightweight 12-spoke wheels, and an all-LCD display
  • 2014: Re-tuned engine for more power, modified rider position along with a new windscreen.

In the intervening years, there were no noteworthy changes.

Manual for the 2008-2016 Honda CBR1000RR

2014-2016 Honda CBR1000RR Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2016 Honda CBR1000RR.

It’s largely the same as previous years, other than that:

You can download it from here.

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