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Honda CBR1000RR (2004-2005) Fireblade Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2004 Honda CBR 1000RR Stock Image

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 2004-2005 Honda CBR1000RR.

The CBR1000RR, marketed in some countries as the “Fireblade”, is a 998 cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder superbike, introduced by Honda in 2004 as the 7th generation of the CBR series of motorcycles that began with the CBR900RR in 1992. The 2004 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade was an upgrade to the CBR954RR of the previous year, and the first to have a 998cc engine — a capacity it has kept until today.

The Honda CBR1000RR was developed by the same team that was behind the MotoGP series. Many of the new technologies introduced in the Honda CBR600RR, a direct descendant of the RC211V, were used in the new CBR1000RR such as a lengthy swingarm, Unit Pro-Link rear suspension, and Dual Stage Fuel Injection System (DSFI).

Honda revised the CBR1000RR significantly in the 2006 Honda CBR1000RR.

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What you need to service the 2004-2005 Honda CBR01000RR

To service your CBR1000RR, aside from general motorcycle maintenance tools, you will need slightly different parts depending on what generation of bike you have.

For the 2004-2005 models, here’s what you need.

Part2004-2005 Honda CBR1000RR spec
OilThis is consistent between Fireblades. Honda recommends Pro Honda GN4 4-stroke oil, or another oil that is SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA or better. Motul 300v is a popular choice for sportbikes. Engine oil drain bolt torque is 30 Nm (22 lb-ft)
Oil filterA high-quality drop-in replacement for all Fireblades is the HF204RC, which you can use a wrench to torque down (26 Nm/19 lb-ft)
Spark plugSame for all Fireblades — NGK IMR9E-9HES or the Denso VUH27ES.
Air filter (varies)For the 2004-2016 CBR1000RR use K&N HA-1004 for a good drop-in replacement.
Front brake pads (varies)Many Fireblade riders switch to EBC or Galfer double hardened brake pads. For the 2004-2016 models (apart from SP), use these codes:
* EBC: FA390HH
* Galfer: FD326G1370
Rear brake pads
These are the same for all CBR1000RR Fireblades for 2004-2005 (it changes in 2006 and stays same until today).
* EBC: FA174HH
* Galfer: FD134G1371
Brake fluidMost brands are OK but Honda recommends Honda DOT 4 brake fluid.
GreaseUse a Valvoline lithium soap-based grease for external pivot points.
Chain careUse either Motul chain paste or a full Motul chain care kit for regular chain maintenance.
Honda CBR1000RR 2004-2005 maintenance parts

2004-2005 Honda CBR1000RR Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2004-2005 Honda CBR1000RR. At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.

In the manual, Honda gives difficulty levels by numbers of asterisks next to each item.

  • * Should be serviced by your Honda dealer, unless you have the proper tools and service data and are mechanically qualified. Refer to the official Honda Service Manual.
  • ** In the interest of safety, we recommend these items be serviced only by your Honda dealer.

Maintenance Procedures:

  • I: inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
  • C: clean
  • A: adjust
  • L: lubricate
  • R: replace


  • (2) Air filter: Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas
  • (3) Coolant and brake fluid: Replace every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first. Replacement requires mechanical skill.
Itemsx 1000 km161218243036
x 1000 mi0.64812162024
*Fuel LineIII
*Throttle OperationIII
*Air CleanerNOTE (2)RR
*Spark PlugsEVERY 24000 km (16000 mi) I EVERY 48000 km (32000 mi) R
*Valve ClearanceI
Engine OilRRRR
Engine Oil FilterRRRR
*Engine Idle SpeedIIIIIII
Radiator CoolantNOTE (3)IIR
*Cooling SystemIII
*Secondary Air Supply SystemIII
Drive ChainEVERY 1000 km (600 mi) I, L
Drive Chain SliderIII
Brake FluidNOTE (3)IIRIIR
Brake Pad WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIIII
*Brake Light SwitchIII
*Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIIIIIII
**Exhaust Valve Control CableEVERY 24000 km (16000 mi) I
Side StandIII
*Nuts, Bolts, FastenersIIII
**Steering Head BearingsIIII
Honda CBR1000RR Maintenance Schedule (2004-2005)

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 2004-2005 Honda CBR1000RR

Honda specifies the following tyre sizes, ships with the following tyres, and gives these recommended tyre pressures in the manual.

TyreSizeBrand(s)Tyre pressure
250 kPa / 36 psi
290 kPa / 42 psi
Tyres and tyre pressures (Honda CBR1000RR 2017-2019)

About the 2004-2005 Honda CBR1000RR

The 2004 CBR1000RR was also known as the seventh generation RR, the SC57, an evolution of the CBR954RR — though very few parts were carried over.

The compact 998 cc in-line four was a new design, with different bore and stroke dimensions, race-inspired cassette-type six-speed gearbox, all-new ECU-controlled ram-air system, dual-stage fuel injection, and center-up exhaust with a new computer-controlled butterfly valve.

The new 998cc engine had a 11.9:1 compression ratio and made 128 kW (172 hp) @ 11,000, considerably more than its predecessor. Front brakes were dual full floating 310mm discs with four-piston radial-mounted calipers. The brakes would get an upgrade in the 2006 model.

The chassis was also new, including an organic-style aluminum frame composed of Gravity Die-Cast main sections and Fine Die-Cast steering head structure, inverted fork, Unit Pro-Link rear suspension, radial-mounted front brakes, and a centrally located fuel tank hidden under a faux cover.

Additionally, the Honda Electronic Steering Damper debuted as an industry first system to improve stability and help eliminate head shake while automatically adjusting for high and low speed steering effort.

The engineers who built the 2004 CBR1000RR totally rethought the layout of the motorcycle. It has a longer swingarm and a shorter engine, which meant engineers had to change the in-line layout of the CBR954RR and place the crankshaft, main shaft, and countershaft in a triangular configuration. This was a design that Yamaha had been using in the YZF-R1 for a few years.

Manual for the 2004 Honda CBR1000RR

2004 Honda CBR1000RR Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 2004 Honda CBR1000RR.

You can download it from here.

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