Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The manuals state service intervals of 4,000 miles/6400 kilometers. But if you look, most of that is just inspections that you can do yourself.
The manuals state, that after the initial oil and filter change at 600 miles/1,000 kilometers, the oil filter changes are only needed every 8000 miles/12,800 kilometers. That is considerably longer than GM suggests for my car, which has a much easier life than my CB500, winter not included.
On my previous motorcycles and cars, oil changes we done every 5,000 miles/8,050 kilometers. So if you dealer rep is old school like me, that is probably why he is recommending more frequent service intervals.
My riding season is only 6 months long. So I changed the oil and filter at 1,000 kilometers/600 miles and at the end of my riding season at just over 9,600 kilometers/6,000 miles. If I ride more next year, I may adopt my old school habit of changing the oil and filter every 5,000 miles/8,050 kilometers.
2013 CB500XA, Grip Puppies, California Scientific windscreen, GIpro-DS gear indicator, Moto Werk mirror extenders, Honda main stand and rear hugger, Pyramid Fender Extender, R&G Radiator Guard.