This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CBR650F made between 2014-2018, replacing the earlier Honda CBR600F.
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.
In 2019 the CBR660F was replaced by the Honda CBR650R.
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Honda CBR650F Service Intervals
The Honda CBR650F has 8000 mile / 12800 km oil change service intervals. At every service, do a full multi-point inspection check, making sure there are no leaks or items needing lubrication.
The CBR650F has valve service intervals of every 16000 miles / 25600 km, at which point you should also change the spark plugs.
Make sure you keep your fluids up to date. Honda recommends regularly changing the brake fluid and coolant, as well as greasing major moving parts. See the schedule below for more details.
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.
It’s broken into two parts:
- The standard inspection checklist, and
- Scheduled service, including parts to clean or replace.
Below is the inspection checklist. Do these checks according to the schedule below.
|mi x 1000||Regular|
|km x 1000||Action|
|Fuel Line||Inspect condition and for kinks / chafing|
|Throttle Operation||Inspect for smooth operation|
|Engine Idle Speed||Check idle speed (1250 +/- 100 rpm) and adjust as necessary|
|Radiator Coolant||Inspect level|
|Cooling System||Check for leaks, old-condition hosing|
|Secondary Air Supply System||Check function|
|Brake Fluid||Inspect level, top up if necessary (Honda DOT 4)|
|Brake System||Check for functioning, smooth operation|
|Brake Light Switch||Check function|
|Headlight Aim||Check aim|
|Side Stand||Check for funciton / lubrication|
|Suspension||Check for functioning, smooth operation|
|Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners||Check tightness|
|Wheels/Tires||Check condition of wheels/tires|
|Steering Head Bearings||Check for functioning, smooth operation|
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.
- The break in schedule is omitted.
|mi x 1000||4||8||12||16||20||24|
|km x 1000||6.4||12.8||19.2||25.6||32||38.4||Every|
|Conduct full service inspection checklist (above)||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Engine Oil – Replace (Pro Honda GN4)||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Engine Oil Filter – Replace (HF204RC)||✓|
|Air Cleaner||✓||✓||Sevice more often if riding in rainy/dusty areas|
|Spark Plug – Replace (CR9EH-9)||✓|
|Valve Clearances – Check||✓|
|Radiator Coolant – Replace (Honda Long-life Coolant)||✓||3 years|
|Evaporative Emission Control System – Check||✓||✓|
|Brake Fluid – Inspect level (Honda DOT 4)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Brake fluid – Replace||2 years|
|Brake Pads Wear – Inspect||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Maintaining The Chain of 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.
Tire size and tire 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 (2.5 bar) 36 psi|
|Rear||180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)||DUNLOP D222 M||290 kPa (2.9 bar) 42 psi|
About the Honda CBR650F
The Honda CBR650F is the latest in a line of motorcycles that are in the 600cc four-cylinder sportbike class, but configured for daily use, with a more accessible torque band and much more comfortable ergonomics.
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.
So the Honda CBR650F is the road-going version of the 600 cc-class sportbikes. It’s fairly unique these days as many other manufacturers have been producing two-cylinder or three-cylinder middleweights for a number of years now.
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. It’s enough to skid the front wheels, of course. But if you do get it in your head to take your CBR650F for a cheeky track day, you’ll find its limits as they heat up.
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 2019+ Honda CBR650R, which got inverted forks (though also non-adjustable).
It was an interesting choice to put a conventional telescopic fork on the CBR650F, as even the bike it replaced, the 2011-2013 Honda CBR600F, got an upside-down cartridge-style fork.
The net result of the mid-spec components and the modestly high-revving engine is a bike that’s fun to ride as an everyday commuter without being as berserk as something like a Yamaha YZF-R6. But in the hands of many, the CBR650F is perfect.
Reference — Manual for the Honda CBR650F
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda CBR650F, checking the 2014 manual and the 2018 manual for any changes.
You can download the manual from here, along with other honda Hanuals.