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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Rear brake pad replacement

  1. Remove the plug (1) and brake pad mounting pin (2).

Suzuki GSX-R. Rear brake pad replacement


  1. Remove the brake pads (3).
Caution

do not operate the brake pedal while the pads are removed.

Suzuki GSX-R. Rear brake pad replacement


  1. Clean up the caliper, especially around the caliper piston.
Caution

replace the brake pads as a set, otherwise braking performance will be adversely affected.

  1. Install new brake pads.
Note

make sure that the detent of the pads is seated onto the retainers on the caliper bracket.

Suzuki GSX-R. Rear brake pad replacement


  1. Tighten the brake pad mounting pin (2) and plug (1) to the specified torque.

Tightening torque rear brake pad mounting pin (a): 17 n·m (1.7 Kgf-m, 12.5 Lbf-ft) rear brake pad mounting pin plug (b): 2.5 N·m ( 0.25 Kgf-m, 2.0 Lbf-ft)

Suzuki GSX-R. Rear brake pad replacement


Note

after replacing the brake pads, pump the brake pedal several times to check for proper brake operation and then check the brake fluid level.

Rear 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 “rear brake ...

Rear brake caliper removal and installation
Removal Remove the rear wheel. Refer to “rear wheel assembly removal and installation” in section 2d .  Drain brake fluid. Refer to “brake fluid replacement” in section 4a .  Remo ...

Other materials:

Crankshaft thrust clearance inspection and selection
Refer to “engine bottom side disassembly” (page 1d- 49). Refer to “engine bottom side assembly” . Inspection With the crankshaft’s right-side and left-side thrust bearings inserted into the upper crankcase.  Measure the thrust clearance “a” between the leftside thrust bearing and ...

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 ...

Special tools and equipment
Recommended service material Note required service material is also described in the following. “Front wheel components”  “front wheel assembly construction”  “rear wheel components”  “rear wheel assembly construction” Special tool ...

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