This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CB900F, also known as Honda CB900 Hornet or Hornet 919.
The Honda CB900F is one of those rare, perfectly balanced motorcycles that everyone is pleasantly surprised by. It’s purportedly a naked fuel-injected Honda FireBlade, re-tuned for mid-range performance and, but still sporty in every way — but the end result is a bike that can do anything and is hard to ride badly, but ends up begging for more all the time.
Maintenance on the CB900F Hornet is a doddle, as it has a fully-exposed inline four-cylinder engine with many interchangeable parts with other Hondas.
The CB900F was eventually replaced by the first generation of Honda CB1000R in 2008.
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Honda CB900F (Hornet 919) Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CB900F, a.k.a. the Honda Hornet 919.
Honda’s suggested difficulty levels for maintenance procedures:
- * 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.
- I: inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
- C: clean
- A: adjust
- L: lubricate
- R: replace
- 1. At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here
- 2. Service the air cleaner more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas
- 3. Service the crankcase breather more frequently when riding in rain or at full throttle
- 4. Replace fluids every 2 years, or at indicated odometer interval, whichever comes first.
|Items||x 1000 km||1||6||12||18||24||30||36|
|x 1000 mi||0.6||4||8||12||16||20||24|
|Air Cleaner||NOTE (2)||C||C|
|Crankcase Breather||NOTE (3)||C||C||C||C||C||C|
|Engine Oil Filter||R||R||R||R|
|*||Engine Idle Speed||I||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Radiator Coolant||(NOTE 4)||I||I||R|
|*||Secondary Air Supply System||I||I||I|
|Drive Chain||Every 1000 km (600 mi) I, L|
|Drive Chain Slider||I||I||I|
|Brake Fluid||NOTE (4)||I||I||R||I||I||R|
|Brake Pad Wear||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|*||Brake Light Switch||I||I||I|
|*||Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners||I||I||I||I|
|**||Steering Head Bearings||I||I||I||I|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda CB900F
The Honda CB900F has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard, as well as the following recommended tyre pressures.
|Front||120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)||BRIDGESTONE BT56F RADIAL N|
|250 kPa (2,50 kgf/cm2) 36 psi|
|Rear||180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)||BRIDGESTONE BT56R RADIAL G|
|290 kPa (2,90 kgf/cm2) 42 psi|
About the Honda CB900F
The Honda CB900F is performance motorcycling with its sleeves rolled up–a pared-down, lightweight package ready for any kind of riding you like.
The muscular 919cc open-class engine — inspired by the legendary CBR900RR — pounds out impressive torque and surprising top-end horsepower.
The comfortable, upright seating position is ideal for commuting, sport riding, and long trips. Honda’s fuelinjection and electronic digital ignition maximize power output and offer immediate throttle response. Basically, this motor loves to rev.
The stylish under-seat exhausts are a thing of the past these days — they’re deemed too heavy, and too hot. But they make the CB900F more of a collector’s item. A massive square-tube mono-backbone frame and a large aluminum swingarm combine to provide an ideal balance of rigidity and flexibility for great road feel.
The compact 919cc DOHC liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine is tuned for low-end and mid-range power, without sacrificing too much from the top (nothing you’d miss in a naked bike, anyway). The 16-valve cylinder head with modest 10.8:1 compression ratio gives efficient combustion and high horsepower production.
Manual for the Honda CB900F
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda CB900F.
You can download it from here.