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Can somebody advise me of the frequency of servicing and what needs to be inspected and or replaced and when?

Has anybody had the bodywork off and if so how accessible are things? Does there look to be enough room to easily remove spark plugs and the cylinder head cover?

Is the layout well thought out for access? How easy is it to change the headlight bulbs if they blow?

As with the majority of my bikes, I shall probably service the bike myself after the first service once I have bought a CBR300R.

Many thanks in advance.
 

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Hope this gives you a start. Snapped a couple images of the maintenance schedule from my manual.

* Please note legend on the bottom of second image.
 
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Thanks for posting the images Fanatic. No valve check at 600mi, nice! So will there be any warranty issues if I do my own 600 mile maintenance? Anyone know? Not trying to save money, but it is near impossible to get a ride to the dealer for me. I'll be hitting 600 miles by the end of this week and I put around 300 miles a week.
 

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Hope this gives you a start. Snapped a couple images of the maintenance schedule from my manual.

* Please note legend on the bottom of second image.
:) . Many thanks indeed Fanatic. Greatly appreciated. Looks pretty straight forward to me :) . I shouldn't doubt Honda, but I would be tempted to change the oil at least, more frequently on the 300R. Honda quote the same oil change frequency on their larger engines (1000cc) that run at lower rpm and have more cylinders to spread the load :) .
 

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Thanks for posting the images Fanatic. No valve check at 600mi, nice! So will there be any warranty issues if I do my own 600 mile maintenance? Anyone know? Not trying to save money, but it is near impossible to get a ride to the dealer for me. I'll be hitting 600 miles by the end of this week and I put around 300 miles a week.
Good question. Might be worth speaking to your dealer about your predicament for advice.

Perhaps your dealer would agree to inspect the bike at a later to confirm that you serviced it correctly rendering the warranty valid? Keep the receipt for the recommended oil and genuine oil filter.
 

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No worries, very happy to assist. :)

Thanks for posting the images Fanatic. No valve check at 600mi, nice! So will there be any warranty issues if I do my own 600 mile maintenance? Anyone know? Not trying to save money, but it is near impossible to get a ride to the dealer for me. I'll be hitting 600 miles by the end of this week and I put around 300 miles a week.
+1 to what @CBR300R mentioned, and keeping the receipts. Would see what your dealer says beforehand and perhaps even contacting Honda Corporate to hear from the manufacturer themselves.

I'm with you on the 300 miles per week... I'm on the same pace. Today marks my 7th day of ownership and already over 300 miles. :D

:) . Many thanks indeed Fanatic. Greatly appreciated. Looks pretty straight forward to me :) . I shouldn't doubt Honda, but I would be tempted to change the oil at least, more frequently on the 300R. Honda quote the same oil change frequency on their larger engines (1000cc) that run at lower rpm and have more cylinders to spread the load :) .
I'm going to follow the manual as the bare minimum of course, but may squeeze in the extra service every now & then. :)
 

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Hey guys, is it the same part numbers as the CBR250R for the oil filter and gasket?

15410-KYJ-901 - Oil Filter
15412-KYJ-901 - Gasket

I have a couple of these left over from my old bike. Was going to change the oil tonight. I wasn't able to find any OEM part numbers online for the 300R.
 

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Hey guys, is it the same part numbers as the CBR250R for the oil filter and gasket?

15410-KYJ-901 - Oil Filter
15412-KYJ-901 - Gasket

I have a couple of these left over from my old bike. Was going to change the oil tonight. I wasn't able to find any OEM part numbers online for the 300R.
Maybe you already got the answer, but I decided to call up one of my local dealers and they confirmed that the oil filter and gasket are the same used for the 300R as well. Verified both the part numbers you provided.
 

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No worries, very happy to assist. :)



+1 to what @CBR300R mentioned, and keeping the receipts. Would see what your dealer says beforehand and perhaps even contacting Honda Corporate to hear from the manufacturer themselves.

I'm with you on the 300 miles per week... I'm on the same pace. Today marks my 7th day of ownership and already over 300 miles. :D



I'm going to follow the manual as the bare minimum of course, but may squeeze in the extra service every now & then. :)

Cool as Guys! I feel a bit left out here as I only manage 200 miles a week. But I'm not sure how long your riding seasons are.:eek:
 

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Cool as Guys! I feel a bit left out here as I only manage 200 miles a week. But I'm not sure how long your riding seasons are.:eek:
I've actually slowed down on my usage and mileage quite a bit in the last few months due to my newly started work. I was very confident that I would rack up 1k miles per month at the very least, but I've managed only half of that as of late. I'll pick it back up... I usually ride every chance I can, but the work truck has the priority since it pays the bills, lol.

Speaking of season... It's heating up in Texas... Big time!
 

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0 miles this week now its winter. 35 degrees F outside, hard to imagine a heat wave at this point in time :laugh:

I'm about to head off on a 200 mile rtn trip in the car that i usually do on the bike, have packed some good music to compensate!
 

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So I'm approaching the 10000km service and I'm wondering if anyone has done the valve check themselves and can offer any pointers? I no longer trust my local dealership and am going down the path of doing and recording my own servicing. I plan to keep the bike for a while and the km's seem to rack up pretty quick (about 1530km's per month Avg). I will have to look at getting a workshop manual I think for when the larger maintenance tasks kick in.
 

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So I'm approaching the 10000km service and I'm wondering if anyone has done the valve check themselves and can offer any pointers?
Hey Youda, where are you getting your servicing schedule from?
In my manual the services are every 12K kms. 12,24,36,48 etc. But I do my oil and filter every 4-5K as 1500ml of oil and an $11 filter is cheap engine insurance.
First valve clearance check isnt till 24K so you still got heaps of riding to do before worrying about that :)
 

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Lol, my mistake I was looking at the wrong column. I thought the servicing intervals were a bit excessive so I have been doing them every 5000kms or sooner instead of looking at the 12000 service (which I was going to do at 10000) I was looking at the 24000.
Yeah to service the bike myself cost me $45 for oil, filter, gasket, crush washer. I will just acquire the brake fluid from work when I need it.


Looks like I've bought myself a little time.
 
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Lol, my mistake I was looking at the wrong column. I thought the servicing intervals were a bit excessive so I have been doing them every 5000kms or sooner instead of looking at the 12000 service (which I was going to do at 10000) I was looking at the 24000.
Yeah to service the bike myself cost me $45 for oil, filter, gasket, crush washer. I will just acquire the brake fluid from work when I need it.


Looks like I've bought myself a little time.
When you are getting closer to the interval for the Valve Clearance Inspection, get a copy of the service manual... it's well worth the investment for DIY work, and will pay for itself in no time.

I've done the VCI a couple times now on my CBR250R, and while it's not that difficult of a procedure for someone who has mechanical aptitude and the correct tools, I can tell you without a doubt that you don't want to attempt the VCI without a service manual on hand.

http://www.cbr300forum.com/forum/how-forum/2378-cbr300r-factory-service-manual.html


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How do you go about checking the brake fluid for the front? Is it with the handle bars turned to the left? Or is it when the handle bars are straight?

Reason I ask is, when riding, the fluid is at the "lower" level mark. But when you turn the handle bars to the left, the fluid shows completely full.
 
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