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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Engine oil

Oil quality is a major contributor to your engine's performance and life. Always select good quality engine oil. Suzuki recommends the use of suzuki performance 4 motor oil or equivalent engine oil. Use sf/sg or sh/ sj with jaso ma in api (american petroleum institute) classification.

Suzuki GSX-R. Engine oil


Api: american petroleum institute jaso: japanese automobile standards organization

Sae engine 011 viscosity

Suzuki recommends the use of sae 1 ow-40 engine oil. If sae 10w-40 engine oil is not available, select an alternative according to the following chart.

Suzuki GSX-R. Sae engine 011 viscosity


Jaso T903

The jaso t903 standard is an index to select engine oils for 4- stroke motorcycle and atv engines. Motorcycle and atv engines lubricate clutch and transmission gears with engine oil. Jaso t903 specifies performance requ irements for motorcycle and atv clutches and transmission.

There are two classes, ma and mb. The oil container has following classification for confirming the standard.

Suzuki GSX-R. Jaso t903


  1. Code number of oil sales company
  2. Oil classification

Energy conserving

Suzuki does not recommend the use of "energy conserving" oi ls. Some engine oils which is api sh or greater has "energy conserving" indication in api classification doughnut mark.

These oils can affect engine life and clutch performance.

Fuel
Your motorcycle requires premium unleaded gasoline with a minimum pump octane rating of 90 ((r+m)/2 method). In some areas, the only fuels that are available are oxygenated fuels. Oxygenated f ...

Engine coolant solution
Use engine coolant that is com patible with an aluminum radiator, mixed with distilled water at a 50:50 mixture ratio for engine coolant solution. An engine coolant mixture other than 50:50 can ...

Other materials:

Steering / steering damper removal and installation
Removal steering damper Turn the ignition switch off.  Disconnect the steering damper solenoid coupler (1). Remove the lower bracket cover (2). Remove the steering damper mounting nut (3) while holding the lock-nut (4). Remove the steering damper mounting bolt ( ...

Cylinder inspection
Refer to engine top side disassembly . Refer to engine top side assembly . Cylinder distortion Check the gasket surface of the cylinder for distortion. Use a straightedge and thickness gauge. Take clearance readings at several places. If any reading exceeds the service limit, replace t ...

Conrod crank pin bearing removal and installation
Refer to engine bottom side disassembly (page 1d- 49). Refer to engine bottom side assembly . Removal Remove the conrod crank pin bearings (1). Note  do not remove the bearings (1) unless absolutely necessary.  Make a note of where the bearings are removed ...

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