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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Side stand

Suzuki GSX-R. Side stand


An interlock switch is provided to cut off the ignition circuit when the side stand is down and the transmission is in any gear other than neutral.

The side stand/ignition interlock switch works as follows:

Warning


Riding with the side stand incompletely retracted can result in an accident when you turn left.

  •  Check operation of the side stand/ignition interlock system before riding.
  •  Always retract the side stand completely before starting off.

 

Caution

Park the motorcycle on firm, level ground to help prevent it from falling over.

If you must park on an incline, aim the front of the motorcycle uphill and put the transmission into 1st gear to reduce the possibility of rolling off the side stand.

Helmet holders
This motorcycle has helmet holders underneath the rear seat. Hook your helmet on the helmet holder and lock the seat. Warning Riding with a helmet fastened to the helmet holder can ...

Suspension adjustment
The standard settings of both front and rear suspensions are selected to meet various riding conditions such as low to high motorcycle speed and light to heavy load on the motorcycle. The susp ...

Other materials:

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 ...

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 ...

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

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