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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Air cleaner

The air cleaner element must be kept clean to provide good engine power and g1as mileage. If you use your motorcycle under normal low-stress conditions, you should service the air cleaner at the intervals specified. If you ride in dusty, wet, or muddy conditions, you will need to inspect the air cleaner element much more frequently.

Use the following procedure to remove the element and inspect it.

Warning


Operating the engine without the air cleaner element in place could allow a flame to spit back from the engine to the air cleaner, or could allow dirt to enter the engine. This could cause a fire or severe engine damage.

Never run the engine without the air cleaner element properly installed.

 

Caution

Clean or replace the air cleaner element frequently if the motorcycle is used in dusty, wet or muddy conditions. The air cleaner element will clog under these conditions, and this may cause engine damage, poor performance, and poor fuel economy.

Clean the air cleaner case and element immediately if water gets in the air cleaner box.

Air cleaner element removal

  1. Place the motorcycle on the side stand.
  2.  Remove the front seat by referring to the seat lock and helmet holders section.

Suzuki GSX-R. Air cleaner element removal


  1. Remove the fuel tank fitting bolts 3.

Suzuki GSX-R. Air cleaner element removal


  1. Remove the prop stay 2.

Suzuki GSX-R. Air cleaner element removal


  1. Lift the front end of the fuel tank and prop it up as shown above. Insert the crank end of the prop stand into the hole of the steering shaft.

Suzuki GSX-R. Air cleaner element removal


  1. Remove the 12 screws 3.
  2. Remove the cover 4.

Suzuki GSX-R. Air cleaner element removal


  1. Remove the air cleaner element 5.

Air cleaner element

Suzuki GSX-R. Air cleaner element


Inspect the air cleaner element condition. Replace the air cleaner element periodically.

Installation

Reinstall the air cleaner element in the reverse order of the removal.

Caution

A torn air cleaner element will allow dirt to enter the engine and can damage the engine.

Carefully examine the air cleaner element for tears during cleaning. Replace it with a new one if it is torn.

 

Caution

Failure to position the air cleaner element properly can allow dirt to bypass the air cleaner element. This will cause engine damage.

Be sure to properly install the air cleaner element.

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