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Honda CB900F (Hornet 919, 2002-2007) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Blue Honda CB900F 919 Hornet

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.

Maintenance Procedures:

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

Notes:

  • 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.
Itemsx 1000 km161218243036
x 1000 mi0.64812162024
NOTEMonth61218243036
*Fuel LineIII
*Throttle OperationIII
*Choke OperationIII
Air CleanerNOTE (2)CC
Crankcase BreatherNOTE (3)CCCCCC
Spark PlugIRI
*Valve ClearanceI
Engine OilRRRR
Engine Oil FilterRRRR
*Engine Idle SpeedIIIIIII
Radiator Coolant(NOTE 4)IIR
*Cooling SystemIII
*Secondary Air Supply SystemIII
Drive ChainEvery 1000 km (600 mi) I, L
Drive Chain SliderIII
Brake FluidNOTE (4)IIRIIR
Brake Pad WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIIII
*Brake Light SwitchIII
*Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIIIIIII
Side StandIII
*SuspensionIII
*Nuts, Bolts, FastenersIIII
**Wheels/TiresIII
**Steering Head BearingsIIII
Honda CB900F Hornet Maintenance Schedule

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.

TyreSizeBrand(s)Tyre pressure
Front120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)BRIDGESTONE BT56F RADIAL N
MICHELIN TX15
250 kPa (2,50 kgf/cm2) 36 psi
Rear180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)BRIDGESTONE BT56R RADIAL G
MICHELIN TX25
290 kPa (2,90 kgf/cm2) 42 psi
Tyres and tyre pressures

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

Honda CB900F Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual
Maintenance schedule screenshot for the Honda Hornet 919, a.k.a. the CB900F.

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda CB900F.

You can download it from here.

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