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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:

Tp sensor adjustment
Inspect the tp sensor setting position and adjust it if necessary in the following procedures:  connect the special tool (mode select switch) to the dealer mode coupler. Refer to self-diagnostic procedures in section 1a . Special tool : 0993082720 (mode selection switch) Warn ...

Stopping and parking
Twist the throttle grip away from yourself to close the throttle completely.  Apply the front and rear brakes evenly and at the same time.  Downshift through the gears as road speed decreases.  Select neutral with the clutch lever squeezed toward the grip (disenga ...

Carrying a passenger
Carrying a passenger, when done correctly, is a great way to share the joy of motorcycling. You will have to alter your riding style somewhat since the extra weight of a passenger will affect handling and braking. You may also need to adjust tire pressures and suspension; please refer to the ...

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