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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Radiator inspection and cleaning

Radiator hose inspection

Refer to cooling system inspection in section 0b .

Radiator inspection

Inspect the radiator for water leaks. If any defects are found, replace the radiator with a new one.

If the fins are bent or dented, repair them by carefully straightening them with the blade of a small screwdriver.

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Radiator cleaning

Blow out any foreign matter that is stuck in the radiator fins using compressed air.

Caution

  •  make sure not to bend the fins when using compressed air.
  •  Always apply compressed air from the engine side. If compressed air is applied from the front side, dirt will be forced into the pores of radiator.
  1. Remove the inner under cowlings. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d .
  2.  Disconnect the cooling fan motor lead wire coupler (1).

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  1. Remove the oil cooler (2) from the bracket.

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  1. Remove the radiator mounting bolts.

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  1. Move the radiator forward.
  2.  Apply compressed air from the engine side.

Suzuki GSX-R. Radiator cleaning


  1. Tighten the upper radiator mounting bolts.
  2.  Apply thread lock to the radiator bracket bolts and tighten all bolts securely.

: Thread lock cement
9900032110 (thread lock cement super 1322 or equivalent)

Suzuki GSX-R. Radiator cleaning


  1. Apply thread lock to the oil cooler bolts and tighten them securely.

: Thread lock cement
9900032110 (thread lock cement super 1322 or equivalent)

Suzuki GSX-R. Radiator cleaning


  1. Reinstall the removed parts.
Radiator cap inspection
Inspect the radiator cap in the following procedures:  remove the radiator cap. Refer to cooling circuit inspection .  Attach the radiator cap (1) to the radiator tester (2) as sho ...

Radiator / cooling fan motor removal and installation
Removal Remove the inner under cowlings. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d .  Drain engine coolant. Refer to cooling system inspection in section 0b . ...

Other materials:

Drive chain replacement
Use the special tool in the following procedures, to cut and rejoin the drive chain. Note when using the special tool, apply a small quantity of grease to the threaded parts of the special tool. Special tool : 0992222711 (drive chain cutting and joint tool set) Driv ...

Exhaust control valve inspection
Inspect exhaust control valve initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) and every 12 000 km (7 500 miles, 24 months) thereafter Inspect exhaust control valve as follows:  remove the left side cowling. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d .  Check t ...

Engine oil and filter replacement
Replace engine oil initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) and every 6 000 km (4 000 miles, 12 months) thereafter Replace oil filter initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) and every 18 000 km (11 000 miles, 36 months) thereafter Oil should be changed while the engine is warm. Oil filt ...

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