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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Camshaft sprocket

Inspect the camshaft sprocket in the following procedures:

  1.  remove the intake and exhaust camshafts. Refer to “engine top side disassembly” .
  2.  Inspect the teeth of each camshaft sprocket for wear or damage.

    If they are worn or damaged, replace the sprocket/ camshaft assembly and cam chain as a set.

Suzuki GSX-R. Camshaft sprocket


  1. Install the camshafts. Refer to “engine top side assembly” .
Camshaft inspection
Refer to “engine top side disassembly” . Refer to “engine top side assembly” . Camshaft identification The exhaust camshaft has the embossed letters “ex” and the intake camshaft has the embossed ...

Cam chain tension adjuster inspection
The cam chain tension adjuster is maintained to proper tension automatically.  Remove the cam chain tension adjuster. Refer to “engine top side disassembly” .  Holding the cam chai ...

Other materials:

Engine assembly removal
Before taking the engine out of the frame, wash the engine using a steam cleaner. Engine removal is sequentially explained in the following steps:  remove the side cowlings. Refer to “exterior parts removal and installation” in section 9d (page 9d- 6).  Remove the front seat. R ...

Rear wheel related parts inspection
Refer to “rear wheel assembly removal and installation” . Tire Refer to “tire inspection” in section 0b . Rear brake disc Refer to “rear brake disc inspection” in section 4c . Wheel damper Refer to “drive chain related parts inspection” in section 3a . Sprocket Refer to “drive chain ...

Rear wheel assembly construction
Rear sprocket nut Rear axle nut Brake disc bolt Clearance 60 N·m (6.0 Kgf-m, 43.0 Lbf-ft) 100 N·m (10 kgf-m, 72.5 Lbf-ft) 35 N·m (3.5 Kgf-m, 25.5 Lbf-ft) Apply grease. Apply thread lock to the thread part. ...

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