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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:

Clutch lifter pin inspection and adjustment
Refer to clutch removal  and clutch installation . Note when inspection and adjusting the clutch lifter pin, it is not necessary to install the clutch onto the countershaft. Inspect and adjust the clutch lifter pin in the following procedures:  assemble the ...

Water pump related parts inspection
Refer to water pump disassembly and assembly . Mechanical seal Visually inspect the mechanical seal for damage, with particular attention given to the sealing face. Replace the mechanical seal that shows indications of leakage. Oil seal Visually inspect the oil seal for damage, with p ...

Clutch cable play inspection and adjustment
Inspect clutch cable play every 6 000 km (4 000 miles, 12 months) Inspect and adjust the clutch cable play a as follows. Clutch cable play a 10 15 mm (0.4 0.6 In) Lift and support the fuel tank. Refer to fuel tank removal and installation in section 1g (page 1g- 9).   ...

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