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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 assembly removal
Before taking the engine out of the frame, wash the engine using a steam cleaner. Engine removal is sequentially explained in the following steps:  remove the side cowlings. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d (page 9d- 6).  Remove the front seat. R ...

Front wheel removal
Place the motorcycle on the side stand. Remove both brake calipers from the front forks by removing two mounting bolts 1 on each calipers. Note: never squeeze the front brake lever with the caliper removed. It is very difficult to force the pads back into the caliper asse ...

Precautions
Precautions for brake system Refer to general precautions in section 00 (page 00-1). Brake fluid information This brake system is filled with an ethylene glycol-based dot 4 brake fluid. Do not use or mix different types of fluid, such as silicone-based or petroleum-based. ...

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