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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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Exhaust control system operation
The excs is operated by the signal supplied from the ecm. The open/close operation of the excv is performed by the excva which is controlled by the ecm by changing the current direction of the actuator motor. The position sensor (incorporated in the excva) detects the excva movement by measuri ...

Gearshift lever
This motorcycle has a 6-speed transmission which operates as shown. To shift properly, squeeze the clutch lever and close the throttle at the same time you operate the gearshift lever. Lift the gearshift lever to upshift and depress the lever to downshift. Neutral is located between lo ...

Drive chain replacement
Use the special tool in the following procedures, to cut and rejoin the drive chain. Note when using the special tool, apply a small quantity of grease to the threaded parts of the special tool. Special tool : 09922Ц22711 (drive chain cutting and joint tool set) Driv ...

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