Honda ST1300 Pan European (2003-2015) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2003-2015 Honda ST1300. The last ST1300 was made in 2012, but a few more were plated for the following years.

The ST1300 was retired, but the engine was retained (though significantly detuned) in the sporty cruiser CTX1300.

The Honda ST1300, also known as the Pan-European, is a touring bike (or sport touring) that does high-speed all-day comfort in as much luxury as you want. It’s a successor to the Honda ST1100, which ended production in 2002.

Like the Honda ST1100 that preceded it, the ST1300 has a V4 engine, but with a capacity bump to 1261cc. The engine is liquid cooled and the rear wheel is shaft driven, making it a great long-distance muncher, and a favourite of police departments while it was produced.

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Honda ST1300 Service Intervals

Service intervals for the Honda ST1300 are every 8000 miles / 12800 km between oil changes and spark plug checks or changes.

The valve service interval for the ST1300 is every 16000 miles or 25600 km.

Honda does recommend short minor services of 4000 mile / 6400 km but they’re just safety and emissions inspections.

What you need to service the Honda ST1300

Shaft drive and a Honda engine underneath… what’s to service, right??

Well, you still need to do maintenance — even if it’s just oil changes and keeping the chain lubed. Beyond that there are spark plugs, various filters, and of course brakes. But the ST1300 is a low maintenance bike, unless you’re a cop who thrashes them (I don’t know personally, but mechanics who service the bikes say that while they’re well serviced, they’re also put through their paces).

Here’s what you need to maintain your Honda ST1300.

PartHonda ST1300 Pan European spec
OilHonda generally recommends SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, such as Pro Honda GN4 10W-30 or a high-quality oil like Motul 7100 (thousands of 5-star reviews can’t be wrong). Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 29 Nm (22 lb-ft).
Oil filterHonda’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 (20 lb-ft).
Air filterThe easiest air filter to install is the K&N air filter, whose part number is HA-1302. Change this more often if you ride often in dusty or dirty conditions.
Spark plugsUse NGK spark plug part CR7EH-9, or if you plan on doing extended high-speed riding, the CR8EH-9. Use a gapping tool to set the gap to 0.8-0.9 mm.
Brake fluidYou can use any DOT 4 oil, but Honda recommends Honda DOT 4.
Final drive oilThe manual calls for hypoid gear oil of SAE 80. A common selection is Pro Honda Shaft Drive Oil.
Brake pads (front)Many owners switch to EBC double-hardened brake pads for longer life, better bite, and lower cost than OEM parts. Front brake pads have part number FA388HH.
Brake pads (rear)Rear brake pads have part number FA261HH from EBC.
CoolantUse Honda Long-life Coolant, which is based on ethylene glycol.
GreaseStock up on lithium soap-based grease and silicon grease to keep pivots and moving parts lubricated and protected.
Honda ST1300 Pan European parts for maintenance

Honda ST1300 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda ST1300.


  • At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  • Since the break-in schedule is no longer relevant, it’s removed.

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
Engine Oil (Pro Honda GN4)RRRReplace every year
Engine Oil Filter (HF204RC)RRR
Air Filter (HA-1302)RRService more often if riding in dust / rain
Spark Plugs (CR7EH-9 or CR8EH-9)IRI
Valve ClearancesI
Fuel LineIII
Throttle OperationIII
Engine Idle SpeedIIIIII
Radiator Coolant (Honda Long-life Coolant)IIRReplace every 2 years
Cooling SystemIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemIII
Evaporative Emission Control SystemII
Final Drive Oil (Pro Honda Shaft Drive Oil)IIR
Brake Fluid (Honda DOT 4)IIRIIRReplace every 2 years
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIII
Clutch Fluid (Honda DOT 4)IIRIIRReplace every 2 years
Side StandIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersIII
Steering Head BearingsIII
Honda ST1300 Maintenance Schedule

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda ST1300

The Honda ST1300 has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard, and the following recommended tyre pressures:

TyreSizeBrand(s)Tyre pressure
Front120/70ZR18M/C (59W)BRIDGESTONE BT020F F
42 psi (290 kPa , 2.90 kgf/cm)
Rear170/60ZR17M/C (72W)BRIDGESTONE BT020R F
42 psi (290 kPa , 2.90 kgf/cm)
Tyres and tyre pressures – Honda ST1300

About the Honda ST1300

The Honda ST1300 was the last in a line of V-4 engine more “touring-oriented” sport tourers produced by Honda. Honda still makes touring bikes, like the Gold Wing series, but they’re more relaxed than the ST1300 and the ST1100 that preceded it.

Honda approached the ST1300’s development by refining and expanding upon the ST1100.

Like the original sport tourer, the ST1300 is powered by a liquid-cooled, longitudinally mounted 90-degree V-4 engine with four valves per cylinder, with a shaft final drive. Its all-enclosing bodywork incorporates removable saddlebags — they’re part of the design so they’re never tacked-on looking.

The motorcycle has full fairings and integrated hard panniers as standard. It’s a heavy, comfortable, and fast-enough bike… so much so that like the earlier ST1100, the Honda ST1300 is a popular choice for a police bike.

The Honda ST1300’s frame is made of aluminium spars, rather than steel. Honda claims this is stronger and lighter than the original frame in the ST1100. Which isn’t to say that the ST1300 is a lightweight bike, mind you!

The V-4 engine is also all-new, rather than being a just a stroked version of the old engine. Its over-square bore and stroke of 78 x 66mm giving a displacement of 1261cc. The compression ratio has been increased from 10.0 to 10.8:1.

With a 360-degree crankshaft and dual counter-balancers, the engine is smooth enough that Honda engineers solidly mounted it as a stressed member in the chassis. The drivetrain is equipped with dampers on the transmission main shaft, clutch, and driveshaft.

The ST has many little amenities, including two helmet hooks, tip over bars hidden below plastic covers, two fairing pockets, excellent mirrors that pop off on impact (which hopefully won’t happen), under seat storage to hold a pair of winter gloves if you need it, a luggage rack and a 660-watt alternator for every accessory under the sun.

Manual for the Honda ST1300

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2010-2015 Honda ST1300.

We compared the schedule to other manuals for the ST1300 and didn’t find any significant differences. See screenshots below.

You can download the manual from Honda Powersports here.

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