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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Inspecting the drive chain

When inspecting the chain, look for the following:

If you find anything wrong with the drive chain condition or adjustment, correct the problem if you know how. If necessary, consult your authorized suzuki dealer.

Damage to the drive chain means that the sprockets may also be damaged. Inspect the sprockets for the following:

Suzuki GSX-R. Inspecting the drive chain


Note

: the two sprockets should be inspected for wear when a new chain is installed and replaced if necessary.

If you find any of these problems with your sprocket, consult yoursuzuki dealer.

Warning


Improperly installing a replacement chain, or using a jointclip type chain, can be hazardous.

An incompletely riveted master link, or a joint-clip type master link, may come apart and cause an accident or severe engine damage.

Do not use a joint-clip type chain. Chain replacement requires a special riveting tool and a high-quality, non-jointclip type chain. Ask an authorized suzuki dealer or qualified mechanic to perform this work.

Drive chain
This motorcycle has a master link type drive chain. We recommend that you take your motorcycle to an authorized suzuki dealer if the drive chain needs replacing. The condition and adjustment of ...

Drive chain cleaning and oiling
Clean and oil the chain as follows:  Wash the chain with kerosene. Kerosene will lubricate and clean the chain. Warning Kerosene can be hazardous . Kerosene is flammable. ...

Other materials:

Oil jet inspection
Refer to oil jet removal and installation . Oil jet Make sure that the oil jets are not clogged. If they are clogged, clean their oil passage using a wire of the proper size and compressed air. Piston cooling jet Oil jet (for transmission) Oil jet (for cam chain te ...

Steering system inspection
Inspect steering system initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) and every 12 000 km (7 500 miles, 24 months) thereafter Steering should be adjusted properly for smooth turning of handlebars and safe running. Overtighten steering prevents smooth turning of the handlebars and too loose steer ...

License plate light removal and installation
Removal Remove the frame cover. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d (page 9d- 6).  Disconnect the license plate light coupler (1). Remove the nuts. Remove the license plate light assembly (2). Installation Install the license pl ...

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