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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Brakes

This motorcycle has front and rear disk brakes.

Warning


Failure to inspect and properly maintain the brakes increases your chance of having an accident.

Inspect the brake system before each use according to the inspection before riding section. Follow the maintenance schedule section to maintain your brake system.

Note

: operating in mud, water, sand or other extreme conditions can cause accelerated brake wear. If you operate your motorcycle under these conditions, the brakes must be inspected more often than recommended in the Maintenance schedule.

Drive chain adjustment
Inspect the drive chain slack before each use of the motorcycle. Place the motorcycle on the side stand. The drive chain should be adjusted for 20 - 30 mm (0.8 - 1.2 In) of slack, as shown ...

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 ...

Other materials:

Gearshift shaft construction
Gearshift shaft Washer Snap ring Gearshift shaft return spring Gearshift cam drive plate Gearshift plate return spring 8.5 Nm (0.85 Kgf-m, 6.0 Lbf-ft) 13 Nm (1.3 Kgf-m, 9.5 Lbf-ft) 19 Nm (1.9 Kgf-m, 13.5 Lbf-ft) Apply ...

Rear brake caliper removal and installation
Removal Remove the rear wheel. Refer to rear wheel assembly removal and installation in section 2d .  Drain brake fluid. Refer to brake fluid replacement in section 4a .  Remove the brake hose from the caliper by removing the union bolt (1) and catch the brake fluid in a ...

Rear suspension inspection
Inspect rear suspension every 12 000 km (7 500 miles, 24 months) Inspect the rear shock absorber for oil leakage and check that there is no play in the swingarm. Replace any defective parts, if necessary. Refer to rear shock absorber removal and installation in section 2c , cushion lever ...

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