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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Right handlebar

Suzuki GSX-R. Right handlebar


Engine stop switch 1

"" Position


The ignition circuit is off. The engine cannot start or run.

"" Position


The ignition circuit is on and the engine can run.

Front brake lever 2

Apply the front brake by squeezing the front brake lever towards the grip. The brake light will come on when the lever is squeezed.

Front brake lever adjustment

Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake lever adjustment


The distance between the throttle grip and the front brake lever is adjustable among six positions. To change the position, push the brake lever forward and turn the adjuster to the desired position.

When changing the brake lever position, always be sure the adjuster stops in the proper position; a projection of the brake lever holder should fit into the depression of the adjuster. This motorcycle is delivered from the factory with its adjuster set on position 3.

Warning


Adjusting the front brake lever position while riding can be hazardous. Removing a hand from the handlebars can reduce your ability to control the motorcycle.

Always keep both hands on the handlebars while riding.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake lever adjustment


Electric starter button "" 3


Use this button to operate the starter motor. With the ignition switch in the "on" position, the engine stop switch in the ""
position, and the transmission is in neutral, pull in the clutch lever and push the electric starter button to start the engine.

Note

: this motorcycle has a starter interlock system for the ignition and starter circuit. The engine can only be started if:

Caution

To prevent electrical system damage, do not operate the starter motor longer than five seconds at a time.

If the engine does not start after several attempts, check the fuel supply and ignition system. Refer to the troubleshooting section in this manual.

Throttle grip 4

Engine speed is controlled by the position of the throttle grip. Twist it toward you to increase engine speed. Turn it away from you to decrease the engine speed.

Left handlebar
Clutch lever 1 The clutch lever is used for disengaging the drive to the rear wheel when starting the engine or shifting the transmission gear. Squeezing the lever disengages the clutch. ...

Fuel tank cap
To open the fuel tank cap, insert the ignition key into the lock and turn it clockwise. With the key inserted, lift up with the key and open the fuel tank cap. To close the fuel tank cap, pus ...

Other materials:

Special tools and equipment
Recommended service material Note required service material is also described in the following. Clutch control system components  clutch components Special tool ...

Electrical parts connector / coupler
Faulty fi system is often related to poor electrical contact of connector/coupler. Before servicing individual electronic part, check electrical contact of the connector/coupler. When connecting a connector, be sure to push it in until a click is felt. With a lock type coupler ...

Battery visual inspection
Inspect the battery in the following procedures:  remove the front seat. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d (page 9d- 6).  Visually inspect the surface of the battery container. If any signs of cracking or electrolyte leakage from the sides of th ...

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