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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Special situations require special care

Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual / The sport of motorcycling / Special situations require special care

Of course, there are some times when full-force braking is not the correct technique. When the road surface is wet, loose, or rough, you should brake with care. When you're leaned over in a corner, avoid braking. Straighten up before braking. Better yet, slow down before entering the corner.

In these situations, the traction available between your tires and the road surface is limited. Overbraking when traction is limited will cause your tires to skid, possibly resulting in loss of directional control or causing you and your motorcycle to fall over.

If a collision is imminent, do something
Many riders fear locking up their brakes or haven't learned to swerve to avoid an accident. Many inexperienced riders (and too many seasoned riders) use only their rear brake in an emergency, ...

Know your limits
Always ride within the boundaries of your own skills. Knowing these limits and staying within them will help you avoid accidents. A major cause of accidents involving only a motorcycle (and no ...

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Crankcase breather (pcv) hose / reed valve / cover removal and installation
Removal Lift and support the fuel tank with the prop stay. Refer to fuel tank removal and installation in section 1g .  Remove the air cleaner box. Refer to air cleaner box removal and installation in section 1d .  Disconnect the crankcase breather (pcv) hose (1). ...

Tire inspection
Inspect tire every 6 000 km (4 000 miles, 12 months) Tire tread condition Operating the motorcycle with excessively worn tires will decrease riding stability and consequently invite a dangerous situation. It is highly recommended to replace a tire when the remaining depth of tire tread reaches ...

Gearshift shaft / gearshift cam plate removal and installation
Removal Remove the engine sprocket cover. Refer to engine sprocket removal and installation in section 3a .  Remove the clutch components. Refer to clutch removal in section 5c .  Remove the snap ring (1) and washer (2) from the gearshift shaft. Special tool : 0990006 ...

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