XR600R and XL600R Routine Maintenance Schedule

Every 300 miles
Lubricate and inspect the drive chain and sliders*

Every 4,000 miles on XR600L or every 30 operating days (approximately 1,000 miles) on XR600R through 1997
Perform all of the daily checks plus:
Inspect the brakes
Check the brake pads and shoes for
Check the brake fluid level
Check and adjust the valve clearances
Check the decompressor system
Clean the air filter element*
Clean the air cleaner housing drain tube
Check the crankcase breather (XL600R)
Check the evaporative emission control system (XL600R California models)
Inspect the battery (XL600R)
Check/adjust the throttle lever freeplay
Check choke operation
Check/adjust the idle speed
Change the engine oil and filter and clean the strainer screen (in the frame downtube)
Check the tightness of all fasteners
Inspect the suspension
Clean and gap the spark plug
Check/adjust the clutch
Check the exhaust system for leaks and check fastener tightness; clean the spark arrester
Inspect the wheels and tires
Check the cleanliness of the fuel system and the condition of the fuel line
Clean the fuel tap strainer screen
Inspect the steering system and steering head bearings
Check the sidestand operation

Every 600 miles or 6 months on 1998 and later models
Perform all of the daily checks plus:
Inspect the brakes
Check the brakes pads and shoes for wear
Check the brake fluid level
Clean the air filter element*
Clean and gap the spark plug
Check the decompressor system
Check and adjust the valve clearance
Check engine idle speed
Change the engine oil and filter
Check/adjust the clutch
Inspect the wheels and tires

Every 1 ,200 miles or 12 months on 1998 and later models
Perform all of the daily and 600-mile checks plus:
Check the cleanliness of the fuel system
Clean the fuel tap strainer screen
Check/adjust the throttle lever freeplay
Check choke operation
Clean the engine oil strainer screen (in the frame down-tube)
Check the tightness of all fasteners
Inspect the steering system and steering head bearings
Inspect the suspension
Inspect the sidestand
Check headlight aim

Every two years or 2,400 miles
Replace the brake fluid
Replace the fork oil**

* More often in dusty, sandy or wet conditions.
** Honda doesn’t give a service interval for this
operation, but changing the fork oil on a regular
basis will ensure conitinued good handling of
the bike and reduce wear to the internal fork
components.

XR650R Routine Maintenance Schedule

After the first 100 miles or first month
Check and adjust the valve clearances
Change the engine oil and filter and clean the strainer screen (in the frame downtube)
Check the decompressor system
Check/adjust the idle speed
Check the coolant level and inspect the cooling system
Lubricate and inspect the drive chain and sliders*
Check the brake pads for wear
Check the brake fluid level
Check/adjust the clutch
Check the exhaust system for leaks and check fastener tightness; clean the spark arrester
Check the tightness of all fasteners
Inspect the steering system and steering head bearings
Inspect the wheels and tires

Every 300 miles or three months
Lubricate and inspect the drive chain and sliders*
Check the tightness of all fasteners
Inspect the wheels and tires

Every 600 miles or 6 months
Perform everything listed under the 300 mile interval, plus the following:
Clean the air filter element*
Change the engine oil and filter and clean the strainer screen (in the frame downtube)
Clean and gap the spark plug
Check and adjust the valve clearances
Check the decompressor system
Check/adjust the idle speed
Inspect the cooling system
Check the brake pads for wear
Check/adjust the clutch

Every 1 ,000 miles or 1 00 operating hours
Check the exhaust system for leaks and check fastener tightness
Clean the spark arrester

Every 1 ,200 miles or 12 months
Perform everything listed under the 600 mile interval, plus the following:
Check the cleanliness of the fuel system and the condition of the fuel line
Clean the fuel tap strainer screen
Check the throttle operation
Check the choke operation
Check the decompressor system
Check the secondary air supply system, if equipped (PAIR valve and hoses; see Chapter 4)
Check the headlight aim

Every two years or 2,400 miles
Replace the brake fluid
Replace the engine coolant
Replace the fork oil-

* More often in dusty, sandy or wet conditions.
** Honda doesn’t give a service interval for this operation, but changing the fork oil on a regular basis will ensure continued good handling of
the bike and reduce wear to the internal fork components.

XR650L Routine Maintanence

Every 500 miles
Lubricate and inspect the drive chain and sliders*

After the first 600 miles
Change the engine oil and filter and clean the strainer screen (in the frame downtube)
Check and adjust the valve clearances

Every 2,000 miles
Change the engine oil and filter and clean the strainer screen (in the frame downtube)

Every 4,000 miles
Check the cleanliness of the fuel system and the condition of the fuel line
Clean the fuel tap strainer screen
Clean and gap the spark plug
Check the air filter element*
Check and adjust the valve clearances
Check/adjust the idle speed
Check the brake pads for wear
Check the brake fluid level
Check the operation of the brake light switch
Check/adjust the clutch
Check the exhaust system for leaks and check fastener tightness; clean the spark arrester
Check the tightness of all fasteners
Inspect the wheels and tires

Every 8,000 miles
Perform everything listed under the 4,000 mile interval, plus the following:
Check the throttle operation
Check the choke operation
Replace the spark plug
Check the secondary air supply system, if equipped (PAIR valve and hoses; see Chapter 4)
Check the headlight aim
Check the sidestand operation
Inspect the suspension
Inspect the steering system and steering head bearings
Replace the fork oil**

Every 12,000 miles
Perform everything listed under the 4,000 mile interval, plus the following:
Replace the air filter element
Inspect the evaporative emissions control system
Replace the brake fluid

* More often in dusty, sandy or wet conditions.
** Honda doesn’t give a service interval for this
operation, but changing the fork oil on a regular
basis will ensure conitinued good handling of
the bike and reduce wear to the internal fork
components.