How to Change Honda CBR 600 Oil

Routine maintenance is a great way to get to know your Honda motorcycle. You can catch problems before they become problems, and you'll keep your machine running at its best. 

An oil change is essential to the life of your motorcycle, and doing it yourself will save you money. Watch the video above or follow the steps below to do an oil change on a Honda CBR 600.

See the parts diagram: Honda CBR600 oil pan/pump parts diagram

2008 Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle engine oil change service supplies

2008 Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle engine oil change service tools

Tools and Parts - Honda CBR 600 Oil and Filter Change

  • 12mm socket
  • 5mm Allen socket 
  • Ratchet

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Honda CBR 600 Oil Change Steps

Step 1. Run the engine for a couple of minutes to warm up the oil so it'll drain out easier. Next, remove the eight 5mm bolts holding the lower cowling in place to get to the drain bolt. 

2008 Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle engine oil change service

NOTE: Check out the CBR 600 lower cowl diagram to see where the bolts are located.

Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle engine oil change service

Step 2. Remove the oil fill plug on the right side of the machine, which also helps the oil drain easier. Keep track of the O-ring on the fill plug. 

2008 Honda CBR 600RR engine oil change service

Step 3. Put a drain pan underneath the bike, then remove the 12mm drain bolt located at the bottom of the crankcase and let the oil drain out. Keep track of the crush washer that goes with the bolt.

2008 Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle engine oil change

2008 Honda CBR 600RR engine oil change

Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle engine oil change

Step 4. Use an oil filter wrench to remove the oil filter. 

Honda CBR 600RR engine oil change

2008 Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle oil change service

NOTE: Some oil will likely spill out, so keep a drain pan underneath. 

Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle oil change service

Step 5. Install the new oil filter, but first smear a little oil onto the O-ring on the filter to create a good seal, and then screw the filter snug into place.

2008 Honda CBR 600RR oil change service

Honda CBR 600RR oil change service

2008 Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle oil change

Step 6. Replace the drain bolt after the oil has drained out, making sure to include the crush washer on the bolt. 

Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle oil change

2008 Honda CBR 600RR oil change

Step 7. Spray off any oil spilled on the exhaust headers with contact cleaner to keep them from smoking. 

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Step 8. Fill the tank with 2 ½ quarts into the fill opening, then close the filler opening and run the engine for a bit to circulate the oil. 

2008 Honda CBR 600 motorcycle engine oil change service

2008 Honda CBR 600 motorcycle engine oil change

Honda CBR 600 motorcycle engine oil change

Step 9. Set the oil level by pouring in the last quart of the oil and getting the level halfway between the low and high marks on the sight glass. Next, reinstall the lower cowling and you're done.

Honda CBR 600 engine oil change

Honda CBR 600 oil change

Ready to change out the air filter next? Watch the video below to see how to change the air filter in a Honda CBR600 motorcycle.