Honda Gold Wing F6B GL1800B (2013-2017) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda Gold Wing F6B.

The Honda Gold Wing F6B is a semi stripped-back bagger based on the bigger (at the time) 5th gen Gold Wing. Alternatively, it can be seen as a Honda Valkyrie F6C with more stuff on it.

Since Honda’s Gold Wing includes everything, the Gold WIng F6B is more a case of what has been taken away. The F6B lacks the following features from the Gold Wing of the day: air bag, cruise control, reverse gear, rear speakers, satellite navigation, illuminated switchgear, and self-cancelling indicators.

It retains integrated panniers, an iPod and USB-compatible stereo, lots of storage, and of course the Gold Wing’s 1832cc flat-six and shaft drive.

From 2018, the Gold Wing F6B just became the Honda Gold Wing — the entire brand became more redefined by this stripped-back model, much to the chagrin of long-term fans.

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Honda Gold Wing F6B Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda Gold Wing F6B. It’s the same content as in the manual, but simplified.

Notes:

  • At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  • Honda recommends that the wheels and steering head bearings be serviced by a mechanic. All other items are able to be done by a competent home mechanic.
  • The break-in service is to replace the oil/filter at 6 months; however this is omitted as the F6B is no longer in production.

Maintenance Procedures:

  • I: Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
  • C: Clean
  • A: Adjust
  • L: Lubricate
  • R: Replace
mi x 10004812162024
km x 10006.412.819.225.63238.4Every
Fuel LineIII
Throttle OperationIII
Air CleanerRRMore often if riding in dust/wet areas
Crankcase BreatherCCCCCCMore often if riding in wet or at full throttle
Spark Plugs16000 mi (25600 km): R
Valve Clearance32000 mi (51200 km), or more often if noisy: I
Engine OilRRR
Engine Oil FilterRRR
Engine Idle SpeedIII
Radiator CoolantIIR2 years
Cooling SystemIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemIII
Evaporative Emission Control SystemII
Final Drive OilIIR
Brake FluidIIRIIR2 years
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIII
Clutch FluidIIRIIR2 years
Side StandIII
SuspensionIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersIII
Wheels/TiresIII
Steering Head BearingsIII
Honda Gold Wing F6B maintenance schedule

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda Gold Wing F6B

The Honda Gold Wing F6B has the following tyre sizes standard, as well as the following recommended tyre pressures

WheelTyre sizeTyre pressure (cold)
Front130/70R18M/C 63H36 psi (250 kPa, 2.50 bar)
Rear180/60R16M/C 74H41 psi (280 kPa , 2.80 bar)
Honda Gold Wing F6B tyre sizes and pressures

The Gold Wing F6B shipped with Bridgestone G709 and G704 tyres.

About the Honda Gold Wing F6B

The Honda Gold Wing F6B was released in 2013 as a more lean, somewhat stripped back version of the full size Gold Wing, but it helped shape what became the modern 2018+ Honda Gold Wing from 2018 onward.

The idea of a stripped down luxury cruiser was always going to be a difficult one. What exactly do you strip down? Here’s what Honda did to the F6B:

  • Honda removed the rear speakers but kept the front ones, connected to a premium audio system.
  • Honda removed the reversing gear but kept a glovebox.
  • And Honda removed cruise control but kept the block where the buttons used to go.

And so on.

The Honda Gold Wing F6B is still a great touring bike — as any bagger is. The F6B (Flat Six Bagger) is based on the Gold Wing’s excellent twin-spar aluminum frame, and is powered by the same 1832cc flat-six, a SOHC two-valve-per-cylinder engine that’s fed by electronic fuel injection, inhaling through twin 40mm throttle bodies.

As in the standard Gold Wing, the horizontally opposed engine that’s mounted down low helps keep the center of gravity low, which should make the F6B feel smaller and more nimble than other bikes with similar dimensions, especially in corners.

Starting and stopping the F6B, you have a great sense of balance. And while no motorcycle that weighs 382 kg (842 pounds) should ever be considered light, the F6B tips the scales some 28 kg (62 lb) less than a standard Gold Wing.

The Honda Gold Wing F6B is still designed to work well on weekend trips, aided by a glovebox, a premium audio system (with iPod/MP3 capability), a saddlebag open indicator and a multi-information screen that features a clock, trip meter, air temperature gauge and audio controls.

Maintaining the F6B is something old hand fans tend to do, but a lot of owners prefer their mechanics to do work on an expensive bike with fairings. Honda in their manuals generally only want their owners to change the oil and filter, to keep the bike clean, and generally keep the bike greased at most, and to leave everything else to mechanics.

Nonetheless, maintenance intervals for the Gold Wing F6B are wide. You change the oil every 8000 miles (12800 km), and inspect the valves every 32000 miles (51200 km) — with the caveat that if you hear valve train noise, you should check them earlier.

Manual for the Honda Gold Wing F6B

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda Gold Wing F6B.

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

You can download the manual from here.

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