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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Ignition switch

Suzuki GSX-R. Ignition switch


The ignitionr switch has 4 positions:

"Off" position

All electrical circuits are cut off.

The engine will not start. The key can be removed.

"On" position

The ignition circuit is completed and the engine can run. The headlight and taillight will automatically turn on. The key cannot be removed in this position.

Note

: start the engine promptly after turning the key to the "on" position, or the battery will lose power due to consumption by the headlight and taillight.

"Lock" position

All electrical circuits are off. The key can be removed and the steering will be locked. Turn the steering all the way to the left and push down the key and turn it to the "lock" position.

"P" (parking) position

Taillight will come on to increase visibility for temporary road side parking at night. The key can be removed and the steering will be locked.

Warning


Turning the ignition switch to the "p" (parking) or "lock" position while the motorcycle is moving can be hazardous.

Moving the motorcycle while the steering is locked can be hazardous. You could lose your balance and fall, or you could drop the motorcycle.

Stop the motorcycle and place it on the side stand before locking the steering. Never attempt to move the motorcycle when the steering is locked.

Note

: the key hole can be covered by turning the lid for antitheft purpose.

Suzuki GSX-R. (Parking) position


Turn the ignition switch to "lock" position and change the lid hole position when leaving your motorcycle.

Suzuki GSX-R. (Parking) position


Suzuki GSX-R. (Parking) position


Suzuki GSX-R. (Parking) position


Align the lid hole position with the key hole position when inserting the key.

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