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Honda Hornet 900 with black engine

Hi to everyone . I just bought a new Honda Hornet 900 with the engine colour black . I tried to find one with the black coloured engine on the internet but did not find any.

Can anyone help? Where they a limited edition since with the engine black it really looks cool!!

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post #2 of 35 Old 09-04-2008, 05:37 AM
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the complete engine or just the valve cover and engine cases? if all of it, then that is cool! i never heard of a special edition. Got a pic?

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the complete engine!!! no Ihaven't and next week I will have it (the 919). Is it that rare??

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Must be European edition, never seen one.

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I just found this link but no photos!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pntg4...eature=related

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I just found this link but no photos!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pntg4...eature=related
Black engine looks amazing!

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welcome. Black engine looks awesome. Wish they did black engines in the states

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Very cool look. Welcome aboard!

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Welcome and post up some photos when you get your bike!

I plan to eventually put the later model black valve cover on mine, have already done the side cases. Now I'm thinking what it would take to black out the whole engine, hmmm??

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i have a f7 9oo black bike compleate black engine its the only one ive seen

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tried to post pictures of my bike i dont know how to do it

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I surely will - looks very aggeresssive being silver and black

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Limited edition euro spec perhaps. I know the Euro's Candy Blaze Orange with black engine was limited for sure.

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Mmmmmm, orange with black would look pretty damn sweet!

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Oh fook this shiz! I am pulling me lump effing yesterday and squirting some carbide black Polane T yo!

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Welcome and post up some photos when you get your bike!

I plan to eventually put the later model black valve cover on mine, have already done the side cases. Now I'm thinking what it would take to black out the whole engine, hmmm??

Dude, your already almost there. Murder the whole thing out!

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tried to post pictures of my bike i dont know how to do it
Try loading your photos to photobucket.com, then copy paste the IMG link with your post.

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I haven't had the time to take photos yet.

New Honda Hornet 900 Problems I Think!??!
Hi I bought a new Honda Hornet 2007 which has now 100kms on the meter.

Thinks that are kind of annoying me are:

1) rev counter moves a little bit up and down (less than 1mm) as if the engine is not idling uniformly.

2)When I ride at low speed 30km/h (obvouisly on 1st and 2 nd gears) the ride is not smooth(kind of jerky) , if I accelerate it becomes smooth

3) Also when I engine brake the deceleration is not smooth and a bit jerky.


Could it be because the engine is new? And needs kms to become smooth?


Thanks for the time

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Might just have some bad petrol.

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I haven't had the time to take photos yet.

New Honda Hornet 900 Problems I Think!??!
Hi I bought a new Honda Hornet 2007 which has now 100kms on the meter.

Thinks that are kind of annoying me are:

1) rev counter moves a little bit up and down (less than 1mm) as if the engine is not idling uniformly.


2)When I ride at low speed 30km/h (obvouisly on 1st and 2 nd gears) the ride is not smooth(kind of jerky) , if I accelerate it becomes smooth

3) Also when I engine brake the deceleration is not smooth and a bit jerky.


Could it be because the engine is new? And needs kms to become smooth?


Thanks for the time
#1 - Cam lobe and it is normal, but if you want to advance your idle it may not be as noticeable. Just don't advance it so much that its unsafe!

#2 - Also normal, just need to get use to it operation to get smooth with the throttle. You may also need to adjust the slack out of the throttle cable (this will help a lot)

#3 - RPM are to low for engine braking, go down another gear and see if that helps. Also check that your chain is correctly adjusted, if to loose it will slap and cause what you are describing. But most likely you are in to high of a gear.

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Oh, I highly suggest checking this page out!

Clicky for 919 Help Topics

Very good info with in all the links on that page. I use it often!!!

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#1 - Cam lobe and it is normal, but if you want to advance your idle it may not be as noticeable. Just don't advance it so much that its unsafe!

#2 - Also normal, just need to get use to it operation to get smooth with the throttle. You may also need to adjust the slack out of the throttle cable (this will help a lot)

#3 - RPM are to low for engine braking, go down another gear and see if that helps. Also check that your chain is correctly adjusted, if to loose it will slap and cause what you are describing. But most likely you are in to high of a gear.

first of all thanks for the reply -VERY INFORMATIVE and keep up the good work

regarding the engine braking it is more noticable in the 2nd gear and at 50-60kmh engine braking it is smooth. However downhill engine braking in 3rd is much smoother than in 2nd gear (40-50kmh). If this may help when not smooth a kind of knocking noise is heard but not loud.

Also I learned on a cb400 and it had very smooth engine brake even at low speeds

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76blade, another factor in the 9er's engine braking response is the restrictive stock exhaust. A more freely breathing exhaust reduces the abrubtness of the engines crank decel.

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the jerkiness during low speed seems to me decreasing and ride is becoming smooth.

Even the engine braking smoothiness seems to be decreasing too.

I'll keep you posted so as other people can learn from my experience

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I meant engine break roughness is decreasing

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I would check the throttle cable adjustment and the chain for sure, you would be amazed at the differences if they are out of whack just slightly and they are easy to check/adjust.
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Thanks

I checked the chain and throttle - everthing ok. I am a bit confident that the rough ness will go by time since my first bike which is a hyosung 125 sm ( bought new) had same problems at first but now is smooth. Miles will give me an answer i suppose

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Candy Blaze Orange with Black engine

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I bought Honda Hornet 900 here in Australia a couple of months ago brand new. Color choice was black or orange.
Mine is orange. Haven't seen any others on the site, so i guess they may not be available in all markets.
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Hi guys
I bought Honda Hornet 900 here in Australia a couple of months ago brand new. Color choice was black or orange.
Mine is orange. Haven't seen any others on the site, so i guess they may not be available in all markets.
That orange color is smokin' . All we got in 2006 and 2007 in the States was Candy Red. Its a nice color, but would be nice to have a choice.

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I would love to have that black engine on my 2002 asphalt!!!

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Beautiful bike...it actually looks like the one in that youtube vid, complete with the Yosh pipes

Orange is my absolute favorite color, I wish we had that option

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I solved the problem by touching the throttle a bit while engine brake .

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Hi guys
I bought Honda Hornet 900 here in Australia a couple of months ago brand new. Color choice was black or orange.
Mine is orange. Haven't seen any others on the site, so i guess they may not be available in all markets.
What, no mirrors??

JK I like the color!

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post #35 of 35 Old 09-25-2008, 03:04 AM
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The last of the 900's into New Zealand in the past 9 months have all had completely black engines. Personally I like the black cam, engine covers and the titanium cases and barrels. Just like mine

Burnt orange and black are the last colours.

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