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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Brake pad

Front

Suzuki GSX-R. Front


Rear

Suzuki GSX-R. Rear


Inspect the front and rear brake pads to see if they are worn down to the grooved wear limit line 1. If a pad is worn to the grooved wear limit line, it must be replaced with a new one. After replacing either the front or rear brake pads, the brake lever or pedal must be pumped several times. This will extend the pads to their proper position.

Warning


Riding with worn brake pads will reduce braking performance and will increase your chance of having an accident.

Inspect brake pad wear before each use. Ask your suzuki dealer or qualified mechanic to replace brake pads if any pad is worn to the limit.

 

Warning


Failure to extend brake pads after repair or replacement can cause poor braking performance and may result in an accident.

Before riding, "pump" the brake repeatedly until brake pads are pressed against the brake disks and proper lever/ pedal stroke and firm feel are restored.

Note

: do not squeeze/depress the brake lever/pedal when the pads are not in their positions. It is difficult to push the pistons back and brake fluid leakage may result.

Brake fluid
Check the brake fluid level in both front and rear brake fluid reservoirs. If the level in either reservoir is below the lower mark, inspect for brake pad wear and leaks. Warning Br ...

Rear brake pedal adjustment
The rear brake pedal position must be properly adjusted at all times or the disk brake pads will bear against the disk causing damage to the pads and to the disk surface. Adjust the brake pedal ...

Other materials:

Thermostat inspection
Inspect the thermostat in the following procedures:  remove the thermostat. Refer to thermostat removal and installation .  Inspect the thermostat pellet for signs of cracking. Test the thermostat at the bench for control action. Caution  do not contact ...

Noise emission control system description
Tampering with the noise control system prohibited: local law or federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing thereof:  the removal or rendering inoperative by any person, other than for purposes of maintenance, repair or replacement, of any device or element of design in ...

Tire condition and type
Tire condition and tire type affect motorcycle performance. Cuts or cracks in the tires can lead to tire failure and loss of motorcycle control. Worn tires are susceptible to puncture failures and subsequent loss of motorcycle control. Tire wear also affects the tire profile, changing moto ...

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