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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:

Brake fluid
Check the brake fluid level in both front and rear brake fluid reservoirs. If the level in either reservoir is below the lower mark, inspect for brake pad wear and leaks. Warning Brake fluid is harmful or fatal if swallowed, and harmful if it comes in contact with skin or ...

Throttle cable play inspection and adjustment
Inspect throttle cable play initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) and every 6 000 km (4 000 miles, 12 months) thereafter Inspect and adjust the throttle cable play a as follows: Throttle cable play a 2.0 4.0 Mm (0.08 0.16 In) Remove the boot (1).  Loosen the lock-nu ...

Lubrication points
Proper lubrication is important for smooth operation and long life of each working part of the motorcycle. Major lubrication points are indicated as follows. Note  before lubricating each part, clean off any rusty spots and wipe off any grease, oil, dirt or grime. &nbs ...

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