Honda CB300F (2015-2018) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CB300F, an entry-level standard motorcycle in Honda’s line-up made from 2015-2018.

The Honda CB300F is all about standard/naked sportbike styling at an entry-level price and demeanor. The Honda CB300F is designed to be lighter, smaller and simpler without losing the things you want from a modern motorcycle.

The Honda CB300F has a 286cc single-cylinder fuel-injected engine that provides excellent power delivery and fuel efficiency. With a 3.4-gallon tank and a claimed 70+ mpg, you might get through the week without stopping to fill up. The CB300F’s engine is the same unit in other similarly-sized motorcycles from Honda, like the Honda Rebel 300.

In 2018 Honda released the CB300R, a similar bike but with “modern retro” style, but using the same fundamental engine.

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What you need to service the Honda CB300F

If you’re planning on doing a service on your CB300F, then in addition to basic motorcycle maintenance tools, you need the following replaceable items.

PartHonda CB300F and Rebel 300 spec
OilHonda recommends SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, such as Pro Honda GN4 10W-30. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).
Oil filterUse Hiflofiltro HF103 for the oil filter as a high-quality drop-in replacement (People prefer Hiflofiltro to K&N in recent years for oil filters).
Air filterYou can use the K&N air filter as an easy-to-find replacement. 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 (it includes a brush, gloves, and cleaning solution)
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 CB300F Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CB300F. It’s adapted from the manual but simplified for ease of use.

Maintenance Procedures:

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

Notes (see associated number below):

  • Honda recommends you get a dealer to service the wheels, tires, and steering head bearings (for safety reasons).
  • At the end of the maintenance schedule, continue it in the pattern shown. Oil changes are every 8000 miles (12800 km), and spark plug changes / valve inspections are every two services.
mi x 10004812162024
km x 10006.412.819.225.63238.4Every
Engine Oil (Pro Honda GN4 10W-30)RRRReplace every 12 months
Engine Oil Filter (HF103)RRR
Air Cleaner (HA-2513)RRReplace more often if riding in dusty/wet conditions
Spark Plug (SIMR8A9)IReplace every 32,000 mi (51,00 km)
Valve ClearanceI
Cooling SystemIII
Radiator Coolant (Pro Honda Coolant)IIRReplace every 2 years
Fuel LineIII
Throttle OperationIII
Crankcase BreatherCCCCCCClean more often if riding often in rain or at full throttle
Engine Idle SpeedIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemIII
Evaporative Emission Control SystemII
Brake Fluid (Honda DOT 4)IIRIIRReplace every 2 years
Brake Pads Wear (FA196HH, FA496HH)IIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIIIIII
Side StandIII
SuspensionIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersIII
Wheels/TiresIII
Steering Head BearingsIII
Honda CB300F maintenance schedule

Maintaining Your Chain on the Honda CB300F

It’s important to maintain your chain on the CB300F, as on any chain-driven motorcycle, but particularly if you use your CB300F as a commuter — which can be remarkably high-stress for a motorcycle.

Use a good-quality chain lubricant like Motul chain paste, or a Motul chain care kit which comes with a couple of handy tools to maintain the chain.

Honda recommends you follow the following chain maintenance schedule:

Chain maintenance itemEvery
Check drive chain lubrication condition, lubricating if necessary500 mi / 800 km
Check drive chain slack, adjusting if necessary500 mi / 800 km
Chain maintenance — Honda CB300F

Notes:

  • Do these items (checking/adjusting slack, and checking/applying lubrication) more often if you ride your CB300F in dusty or rainy conditions.
  • Always lubricate the chain after washing the motorcycle.

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda CB300F

The Honda CB300F has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard. The manual also recommends the following tyre pressures.

TyreSizeBrand(s)Tyre pressure
Front110/70-17M/C 54SIRC RX-01FD29 psi (200 kPa)
Rear140/70-17M/C 66SIRC RX-01RZ29-33 psi (200-225 kPa), depending on load.
Tyres and tyre pressures

About the Honda CB300F

Honda CB300F Red Studio RHS

The Honda CB300F is definitely aimed at beginner riders, or those looking for a practical commuter (or just something to do Uber Eats deliveries on when needing occasional freeway time).

The seat height is low, the seating position is upright, it’s very lightweight, and the power delivery is easy to manage.

Despite this, the styling and performance of the CB300F isn’t screamingly beginner, not as much so as a 125-cc motorcycle. The CB300F reasonably big, so if you’re six-feet tall you won’t feel like you’re sitting on a Honda Monkey, for example.

And the CB300F’s engine can keep you at highway speeds for short stints — though you probably won’t be heading with it to the Autobahn.

The Honda CB300F’s engine is a 286cc single-cylinder engine that is liquid cooled, has two overhead cams, and fuel injection. It’s very gentle off idle, but the short ratios on the six-speed transmission get you up to speed faster.

The Honda CB300F has 17-inch cast rims, ready for all your sporting fun!

Honda has put only a single, 296 mm disc with a two-piston caliper up front, and a 220 mm disc with a single-piston binder in back. It manages — only because the bike is so light weight.

The suspension is basic as you’d expect, but functional. The front forks are conventional (right-side-up) units with no adjustability, and the rear monoshock has a five-slot preload adjuster.

Maintaining the Honda CB300F is wonderfully simple. It just has one piston! Basic service intervals are every 8000 miles (12800 km), at which point you should change the oil and filter and do a bunch of checks. You check the spark plug and valve clearance every two intervals, and replace the air cleaner every three.

Aside from that, keep brake fluid and radiator coolant up to date (they have to be replaced every two years) and your CB300F will last longer than most other bikes on the road.

Manual for the Honda CB300F

Honda CB300F Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda CB300F.

You can download it from here.

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