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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Front wheel removal

  1. Place the motorcycle on the side stand.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front wheel removal


  1. Remove both brake calipers from the front forks by removing two mounting bolts 1 on each calipers.

Note

: never squeeze the front brake lever with the caliper removed. It is very difficult to force the pads back into the caliper assembly and brake fluid leakage may result.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front wheel removal


  1. Remove the bolts 2.
  2.  Loosen the axle holder bolts 3.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front wheel removal


  1. Loosen the axle holder bolts 4.
  2. Place an accessory service stand or equivalent under the swing arm to help stabilize the rear end.
  3. Carefully position a jack under the exhaust pipe and raise until the front wheel is slightly off the ground.

Caution

Improper jacking may cause damage to the fairing or oil filter.

Do not apply the jack head to the fairing lower part or the oil filter when jacking up the motorcycle.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front wheel removal


  1. Draw out the axle shaft.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front wheel removal


  1. Slide the front wheel forward.
  2.  To reinstall the wheel assembly, reverse the sequence as described.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front wheel removal


  1. Hold the shaft and tighten the bolt 5 to the specified torque.
  2.  Tighten the axle holder bolts 6 to the specified torque.
  3. Move the steering up and down several times.
  4. Tighten the axle holder bolts 7 To the specified torque.
  5. After installing the wheel, apply the brake several times to restore the proper lever stroke.
Warning


Failure to extend brake pads after installing the wheel 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. Also check that the wheel rotates freely.

 

Warning


Installing the front wheel in the reverse direction can be hazardous.

The tire for this motorcycle is directional. Therefore, the motorcycle may have unusual handling if the wheel is installed incorrectly.

Install the front wheel in a specified direction, as indicated by the arrow on the sidewall of the tire.

 

Warning


Failure to torque bolts and nuts properly could lead to an accident.

Torque bolts and nuts to the proper specifications. If you are not sure of the proper procedure, have your authorized suzuki dealer or qualified mechanic do this.

Front axle tightening torque: 100 nm (1 0.0 Kgf-m, 72.5 Lb-ft)

Front axle holder bolt tightening torque: 23 nm (2.3 Kgf-m, 16.5 Lb-ft)

Front brake caliper mounting bolt tightening torque: 39 nm (3.9 Kgf-m, 28.0 Lb-ft)

Side standngnition interlock switch
Check the side stand/ignition interlock system for proper operation as follows:  Sit on the motorcycle in the normal riding position, with the side stand up.  Shift into firs ...

Rear wheel removal
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Front brake pad inspection
The extent of brake pads wear can be checked by observing the grooved limit line a on the pads. When the wear exceeds the grooved limit line, replace the pads with new ones. Refer to front brake pad replacement . Caution replace the brake pad as a set, otherwise braking perform ...

Corrosion prevention
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