This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CBR650F made between 2014-2018. In 2019 it was replaced by the CBR650R.
The Honda CBR650F is a more comfortable and user-friendly alternative to the CBR600RR or a faired sibling to the CB650F. It’s an evolution of the CBR600F line. The F line uses a slightly larger capacity engine, tuned for better low-end and mid-range power.
The ergonomics are also more relaxed, with higher clip-on handlebars, a more comfortable seat, and a cheaper sticker price.
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What you need to service the Honda CBR650F
To service your Honda CBR650F you need some basic motorcycle maintenance tools. Aside from that, you also need the following parts/consumables.
|Part||Honda CBR650F spec|
|Oil||Honda recommends SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, specifically Pro Honda GN4 10W-30. 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)||Use K&N part number is HA-6414.|
|Spark plugs||Use NGK spark plug part CR9EH-9. Use a gapping tool to set the gap to 0.8-0.9.|
|Chain maintenance||To maintain your chain, Motul chain paste is quite well-liked. There’s also the Motul chain care kit which is affordable and good.|
|Brake fluid||You can use any DOT 4 oil, but Honda recommends Honda DOT 4.|
|Brake pads (front)||You need two pairs of pads. OEM front brake pads are part number 06455-MJE-D02. Alternative EBC double-hardened front brake pads (cheaper, and a common upgrade) have part number FA142HH.|
|Brake pads (rear)||OEM rear brake pads are part number 06435-MGZ-J01. Alternative EBC double-hardened rear brake pads have part number FA496HH.|
|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 CBR650F Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CBR650F.
Notes on the maintenance schedule
- There were some trivial differences in the maintenance schedule in 2018 compared to former years, mostly in the way it was displayed. The major changes were: a) oil filter only needs to be changed once every two oil changes, b) the drive chain needs to be checked slightly less frequently, and c) it’s recommended to change the brake fluid every two years, irrespective of mileage.
- At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
- Honda recommends you take your bike to the mechanic to service the wheels and steering bearings for safety reasons.
- Service the air filter more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas
- The break in schedule is omitted.
- I: inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
- L: lubricate
- R: replace
|mi x 1000||4||8||12||16||20||24||Regular|
|km x 1000||6.4||12.8||19.2||25.6||32||38.4||Replace|
|Air Cleaner||R||R||Sevice more often if riding in rainy/dusty areas|
|Spark Plug (CR9EH-9)||R|
|Engine Oil (Pro Honda GN4)||R||R||R||Replace every year|
|Engine Oil Filter (HF204RC)||R|
|Engine Idle Speed||I||I||I|
|Radiator Coolant (Honda Long-life Coolant)||I||I||R||Replace every 3 years|
|Secondary Air Supply System||I||I||I|
|Evaporative Emission Control System||I||I|
|Brake Fluid (Honda DOT 4)||I||I||I||I||I||I||Replace every 2 Years|
|Brake Pads Wear||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Brake Light Switch||I||I||I|
|Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners||I||I||I|
|Steering Head Bearings||I||I||I|
Maintaining Your Chain on the Honda CBR650F
It’s important to maintain your chain on the CBR650F, as on any chain-driven motorcycle, but particularly if you ride your CBR in a sporty manner (as its looks might tempt you to do).
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 item||Every|
|Check drive chain lubrication condition, lubricating if necessary||600 mi / 1000 km|
|Check drive chain slack, adjusting if necessary||600 mi / 1000 km|
- Do these items (checking/adjusting slack, and checking/applying lubrication) more often if you ride your CBR650F in dusty or rainy conditions.
- Always lubricate the chain after washing the motorcycle.
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda CBR650F
The manual for the Honda CBR650F specifies these tyre sizes, and recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold).
|Front||120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)||DUNLOP D222F M||250 kPa (2,50 kgf/cm2) 36 psi|
|Rear||180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)||DUNLOP D222 M||290 kPa (2,90 kgf/cm2) 42 psi|
About the Honda CBR650F
Say “Honda CBR” and you instantly think race bikes that have history back to the 1980s.
The Honda CBR650F does have history that goes back that far… but a lot has changed since then. The line of motorcycles that includes the CBR650F used to pull double duty as a performance sports motorcycle and an everyday fun bike, but now those duties are split between the CBR650F and the more track-focused Honda CBR600RR.
The Honda CBR650F has great specs on paper. It has a 649cc four-cylinder dual overhead cam engine with fuel injection and 32mm throttle bodies. It runs a fairly aggressive 11.4:1 compression ratio, which means this CBR650F uses premium fuel only.
In total, the Honda CBR650F’s engine makes 67 kW / 89 bhp at 11000 rpm, with peak torque of 64 Nm / 47 ft-lb at 8000 rpm. This puts the CBR650F in a unique market position: it makes more power and is more revvy than direct competitors like the Kawasaki Ninja 650.
Brakes are just OK on the CBR650F, with big 320mm discs but gripped by only 2-piston calipers.
The front suspension of the CBR650F is a standard telescopic fork which is the major let down compared to its sportier stablemate the RR, and its replacement, the CBR650R, which got inverted forks (though also non-adjustable).
Manual for the Honda CBR650F
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda CBR650F.
You can download it from here.