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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 ...

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Side-stand / ignition interlock system parts inspection
Check the interlock system for proper operation. If the interlock system does not operate properly, check each component for damage or abnormalities. If any abnormality is found, replace the component with a new one. Side-stand switch Turn the ignition switch off.  Remove the left si ...

Gearshift linkage inspection
Refer to gearshift shaft / gearshift cam plate removal and installation . Gearshift shaft Check the gearshift shaft for bend or wear. Check the return spring for damage or fatigue. If any defects are found, replace the defective part(-s). Gearshift shaft oil seal Inspect the gearshif ...

Stopping and parking
Twist the throttle grip away from yourself to close the throttle completely.  Apply the front and rear brakes evenly and at the same time.  Downshift through the gears as road speed decreases.  Select neutral with the clutch lever squeezed toward the grip (disenga ...

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