Honda CB1100 (2010-2022) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CB1100, made from 2010 to 2022, although not in all markets at all times.

The Honda CB1100 is a throwback machine, built in the style of the Universal Japanese Motorcycles (UJMs) of the mid 1990s. It’s a conceptually simple machine — air/oil-cooled, four-cylinders, but with fuel injection and a modern dash.

It has undergone a couple of revisions since launch. In 2014, it got a sixth gear and new gauge cluster, and in 2017 it got LED lights, a lighter exhaust, a seamless fuel tank made of pressed aluminum (which looks great in the flesh), and a slipper clutch.

The CB1100 came in a few variants

  • CB1100F: Base model. Cast 18-inch wheels, twin 296mm discs with 4-piston Nissin callipers, 41mm basic telescopic form, 5-speed transmission.
  • CB1100 DLX (2014+): US-only. ABS, larger fuel tank, and four-into-two exhaust, stitched seat, and improved dash. Same wheels as original.
  • CB1100 EX (2014+): Spoked wheels, tubed tyres.
  • CB1100 RS (2017+). 17-inch aluminium wheels, shorter wheelbase, Tokico radial calipers, and better suspension (visible from gold fork bottoms and yellow rear springs)

Honda retired the CB1100 in 2021, announcing the CB1100 Final Edition for model year 2022.

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Honda CB1100 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CB1100.

The Honda CB1100 has 8000 mile or 12800 km minor maintenance intervals at which you change the oil. But despite it being an air/oil-cooled motorcycle, you only check the valve clearances every twice that — 16000 miles or 25600 km.

Difficulty levels (per Honda) — Honda includes

  • 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.

Maintenance Procedures:

  • I: Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
  • R: Replace
  • L: Lubricate
  • C: Clean

Notes:

  • At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  • The break-in service is omitted (usually a dealer does this during the warranty period)
  • Earlier models required changing the oil filter with every oil change. Many owners still do this but it’s up to you.
  • Honda recommends you get a dealer to do all maintenance related to emissions (inside the engine, idle speed, exhaust, etc.), and steering (bearings, tyres).
x 1000 mi4812162024
x 1000 km6.412.819.225.63238.4Notes
Engine OilRRREvery Year: R
Engine Oil FilterRSee note
Air CleanerIIReplace as needed. Service more often if riding in rain or dusty areas.
Crankcase BreatherCCCCCCService more often when riding in rain or at full throttle.
Spark PlugR
Valve ClearanceI
Fuel LineIII
Throttle OperationIII
Engine Idle SpeedIII
Drive ChainEvery 600 mi (1000 km): I, L
Brake FluidIIIIIIEvery 2 Years: R
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIII
Clutch FluidIIIIIIEvery 2 Years: R
Side StandIII
SuspensionIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersIII
Wheels/TiresI*II*II*ICheck more often if you have a model with spoked rims and tubed tyres.
Steering Head BearingsIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemI
Evaporative Emission Control SystemI
Honda CB1100 Maintenance schedule

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda CB1100

The Honda CB1100 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard, and the following tyre pressures.

The CB1100 models with spoked rims have tube-type tyres and different tyre sizes.

Honda CB1100 base, DLX (cast rims) tyres and pressures

The base and DLS models ship with street tyres, e.g. the Dunlop D205.

TyreSizeTyre pressure
Front110/80 R18 M/C 58V36 psi (250 kPa, 2.5 bar)
Rear140/70 R18 M/C 67V42 psi (290 kPa, 2.5 bar)
Tyres and tyre pressures — CB1100 base, DLX

Honda CB1100 EX (spoked rims) tyres and pressures

The CB1100EX has spoked rims and tubed tyres.

TyreSizeTyre pressure
Front110/80 R18 M/C 58V36 psi (250 kPa, 2.5 bar)
Rear140/70 R18 M/C 67V42 psi (290 kPa, 2.9 bar)
Tyres and tyre pressures — CB1100EX

Honda CB1100 RS tyres and pressures

The CB1100 RS ships with sport touring tyres, like Bridgestone Battlax Sport Touring, or Dunlop Road Smart tyres.

TyreSizeTyre pressure
Front120/70 Z R17 M/C (58W)36 psi (250 kPa, 2.5 bar)
Rear180/55 Z R17 M/C (73W)42 psi (290 kPa, 2.90 bar)
Tyres and tyre pressures — CB1100RS

About the Honda CB1100

The Honda CB1100 is a throwback machine — an air-cooled four-cylinder standard motorcycle, but with many modern touches like fuel injection and optional ABS brakes.

The modern Honda CB1100 keeps all of the advantages of bikes that it mimics, like the Triumph Bonneville,, but is equipped with a stronger 1140 cc fuel injected engine and many other modern features which make it cope perfectly with today’s standards and to meet modern emissions requirements.

In this way it’s supposed to compete with the likes of the BMW R nineT and the Triumph Bonneville T100 or T120. But by providing an inline four-cylinder engine it differentiates itself clearly. The Honda CB1100 has a distinct character — a rev and a purr that two-cylinder bikes don’t have.

The Honda CB1100 — in all incarnations — is based around an air/oil-cooled 1140cc inline four-cylinder engine. It’s liquid cooled, has dual overhead cams, and four valves per cylinder.

The engine in the CB1100 makes a modest 86 hp or 66 kW at 7500 rpm, with peak torque of 93 Nm or 67 ft-lb at 5000 rpm. It’s quite a lot of torque, but the engine doesn’t rev high enough to make full use of it (for that kind of performance, you should see the Honda CB1000R!)

The CB1100 in its base model comes with a 41mm conventional fork, non-adjustable, and preload adjustable dual shocks at the rear. The front brakes are twin 296mm discs and 4-piston calipers.

The CB1100RS gets a modest upgrade. The forks are preload-adjustable and the brakes are radial-mounted. The tyres are of a different size, too — fatter at the rear (see below for the tyre specs).

However, maintenance is the same on all models of CB1100. Like many Honda motorcycles, minor service intervals are every 8000 miles (12,800 km), and major services are every 16000 miles (25600 km).

The 2022 model year is the last for the Honda CB1100. It’s being retired due to modest sales and the expense of keeping it up to date in accordance with emissions standards.

Manual for the Honda CB1100

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2017 Honda CB1100, but maintenance is the same across all models apart from some minor differences.

You can download it from here.

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