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 and follow the steps below to do an oil change on a Honda CBR 600.

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

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. 

Honda CBR 600 oil change

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

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. 

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Step 3. Put a drain pan underneath and 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.

Honda CBR 600 oil change drain bolt

Step 4. Use an oil filter wrench to remove the oil filter. Some oil will likely spill out, so keep a drain pan underneath. 

Honda CBR600 motorcycle oil filter removal

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.

Honda CBR 600 oil filter

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

Honda CBR600 oil drain bolt washer

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. Next, 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. 

Honda CBR 600 oil change fill level

Step 9. Replace the lower cowling and you're done.

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


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