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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 ...

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Tire pressure and loading
Proper tire pressure and proper tire loading are important factors. Overloading your tires can lead to tire failure and loss of vehicle control. Check tire pressure each day before you ride, and be sure the pressure is correct for the vehicle load according to the table below. Tire pre ...

Carrying a passenger
Before you invite someone to be a passenger on your motorcycle, you need to be thoroughly familiar with motorcycle operation. Adjust tire pressures and suspension according to the tire pressure and loading section and the suspension section of this manual. The passenger should always hold ...

Inspection after cleaning
For extended life of your motorcycle, lubricate according to "general lubrication" section . Warning Wet brakes can cause poor braking performance and may lead to an accident. Avoid a possible accident by expecting longer stopping distances after washing your ...

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