Honda CBR929RR (2000-2001) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CBR929RR, the fifth gen CBR900RR made between 2000 and 2001.

The fifth-generation Honda CBR900RR, known as the CBR929RR in many parts of the world, replaced the earlier Honda CBR900RR models that were all carburettor-fed.

The CBR929RR has a completely new 929 cc engine, more oversquare with lighter internals. It’s fuel-injected, has dual overhead cams, and has larger valves set at a narrower angle than on its predecessors. With its 11.3:1 compression ratio, the Honda CBR929RR made 92 kW (123 hp) at the wheel at 11000 rpm per Cycle World’s dyno, with peak torque of 87 Nm (64 ft-lb) at 9250 rpm. (Honda claimed a lot more at the crank, but that was disputed).

The Honda CBR929RR was later replaced by the lighter AND more powerful Honda CBR954RR from 2002.

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Honda CBR929RR Fireblade Service Intervals

The Honda CBR929RR FireBlade has 4000 mile / 6000 km service intervals, though most frequent service items are safety checks. The main service most are worried about is the oil change service interval which is every 8000 miles / 12000 km, or every year.

Every 16000 miles / 24000 km, check the spark plugs and also the valve clearances. Since the CBR929RR has a shim-type valve system, to adjust the valves you need to pull the CCT and the camshafts to get access to the shims. Luckily, as time goes on, they rarely need replacing.

What you need to service the Honda CBR929RR

Engine oilHonda recommends 10W-40 motorcycle engine oil Pro Honda GN4 10W-40 for the widest possible coverage of operating temperatures. You can also use a high-quality synthetic like Motul 7100 10W-40.
Oil filterUse a HF204RC filter from Hiflofiltro, a very high-quality aftermarket part.
Spark plugThe manual calls for Denso plugs which aren’t very available, but you can use the equivalent NGK CR9EHIX-9 iridium plugs which are more common today.
Air filterAftermarket air filters are equivalent (not performance enhancing per se) and easier to get. Part number for the K&N air filter is HA-9200.
Brake padsFront pads are EBC FA265HH, and rear pads are FA174HH.
Brake fluidHonda recommends Pro Honda DOT 4 brake fluid.
Chain maintenanceUse Motul chain care kit to maintain the chain.
Cable maintenanceLubricate the throttle cable with Protect all cable life.
General greasingUse Lithium soap-based grease for greasing external pivot points.
Parts/tools you need to maintain the Honda CBR929RR FireBlade

Honda CBR929RR Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CBR929RR FireBlade.

The maintenance is quite similar to the earlier carburettor-fed models, though of course there are differences relating to the fuelling system.

Maintenance Procedures:

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


  • Observe the earlier of time- or distance-based intervals.
  • At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here
  • The break-in service is omitted, for obvious reasons.
x 1000 km61218243036
x 1000 mi4812162024
Fuel LineIII
Throttle OperationIII
Air CleanerIIService more often if riding in dust/wet areas
Spark PlugsIReplace every 48K km (32K mi)
Valve ClearanceI
Engine OilRRR
Engine Oil FilterRRR
Engine Idle SpeedIIIIII
Radiator Coolant (Pro Honda HP coolant)IIRReplace every 2 years
Cooling SystemIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemIII
Drive Chain SliderIII
Brake Fluid (Honda DOT 4)IIRIIRReplace every 2 years
Brake Pad WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch SystemIIIIII
Exhaust Valve Control CableI
Side StandIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersIII
Steering Head BearingsIII
Honda CBR929RR maintenance schedule

Maintaining Your Chain on the Honda CBR929RR FireBlade

It’s important to maintain your chain on the CBR929RR, as on any chain-driven motorcycle, but particularly on a sport bike that might get a lot of aggressive use. Use a good-quality chain lubricant like Motul chain paste, which is easy to pack and take with you.

Honda recommends you follow the following chain maintenance schedule:

Chain maintenance itemEvery
Check drive chain lubrication condition, lubricating if necessary600 mi / 1000 km
Check drive chain slack, adjusting if necessary600 mi / 1000 km
Chain maintenance — Honda CBR929RR


  • Do these items (checking/adjusting slack, and checking/applying lubrication) more often if you ride your CBR929RR in dusty or rainy conditions.
  • Always lubricate the chain after washing the motorcycle.

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda CBR929RR

The Honda CBR929RR shipped with sport tyres, Bridgestone BT012Fs or Michelin Pilot Sport. These days, fit whatever you think is best for your use case!

WheelTyre (Tire) sizeTyre (Tire) pressure (cold)
Front120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)250 kPa (2.5 bar) / 36 psi
Rear190/50ZR17 M/C (73W)290 kPa (2.9 bar) / 42 psi
Tyre sizes and pressures for the Honda CBR929RR FireBlade

About the Honda CBR929RR FireBlade

Honda CBR929RR Static rear 3-4 web
Honda CBR929RR

The Honda CBR929RR is a motorcycle produced by Honda from 2000 to 2001.

The Honda CBR929RR FireBlade was the second-to-last in the series of Honda FireBlade motorcycles that were created under Tadao Baba’s watch at Honda.

It has the same spirit as the earlier FireBlades — a light-weight sports motorcycle that has the power of a literbike but in a chassis that’s similar in weight to a 750-class motorcycle.

The Honda CBR929RR FireBlade is powered by a 929cc inline four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve fuel injected engine. Honda claimed a peak of 112 kW (152 hp) at 10750 rpm, but since on the dyno it made around 20% less than this, many suspected Honda was exaggerating.

Nonetheless. the CBR929RR FireBlade has a huge amount of power for its relatively light 194 kg wet weight — a weight that’s hard for superbikes to hit these days in stock trim, given they have to meet difficult emissions specs.

Also new for the Honda CBR929RR FireBlade were

  • A pivotless frame, with the swingarm mounted directly to the back of the engine
  • A variable exhaust control system (made of titanium)
  • Larger 330mm front disc rotors (up from 310 mm)
  • A 17-inch front wheel diameter (previous FireBlades had 16-inch front wheels, purportedly for weight savings)
  • Considerably less weight, with a wet weight of 194 kg being 10kg less than the outgoing 1999 FireBlade’s 204 kg (that’s 22 lb)

As before, power was put to the ground through a six-speed transmission and a chain drive.

One interesting innovation in the CBR929RR was the HTEV, or a flapper valve that restricts airflow under certain conditions, opening up at 3K RPM on throttle. The flapper valve is to help with keeping the bike controllable at low speeds.

The problem is that in older Honda CBR929RRs these HTEV units can get a little gummed up, and owners find it practical to remove it entirely, often reprogramming the ECU to not throw an error code when it has been removed.

It was replaced by the Honda CBR954RR FireBlade, the last of the generation before the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade took the reins.

Manual for the Honda CBR929RR

Honda CBR929RR Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda CBR929RR.

Parts come from parts catalogues and spec sheets.

You can download Honda motorcycle manuals directly from Honda.

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