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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Starting off

Warning


Riding this motorcycle at excessive speed increases your chances of losing control of the motorcycle. This may result in an accident.

Always ride within the limits of your skills, your motorcycle, and the riding conditions.

 

Warning


Removing your hands from the handlebars or feet from the footrests during operation can be hazardous. If you remove even one hand or foot from the motorcycle, you can reduce your ability to control the motorcycle.

Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests of your motorcycle during operation.

 

Warning


Sudden side winds, which can occur when being passed by larger vehicles, at tunnel exits or in hilly areas, can upset your control.

Reduce your speed and be alert to side winds.

Make sure that the side stand is in the fully up position. Squeeze the clutch lever and pause momentarily.

Engage first gear by depressing the gearshift lever downward. Turn the throttle grip toward you and at the same time release the clutch lever gently and smoothly. As the clutch engages, the motorcycle will start moving forward. To shift to the next higher gear, accelerate gently, then close the throttle and squeeze the clutch lever simultaneously. Lift the gear shift lever upward to select the next gear and release the clutch lever as you open the throttle again. Select the gears in this manner until top gear is reached.

Note

: this motorcycle has a side stand/ignition interlock switch. If you shift the transmission into gear when the side stand is down, the engine will stop running.

Starting the engine
Before attempting to start the engine, make sure:  The transmission is in neutral.  The engine stop switch is in the "" position. Note: this motorcycle has a starter i ...

Using the transmission
The transmission is provided to keep the engine operating smoothly in its normal operating speed range. The gear ratios have been carefully chosen to meet the characteristics of the engine. The ...

Other materials:

Generator inspection
Generator coil resistance Remove the left side cowling. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d .  Disconnect the generator coupler (1). Measure the resistance between the three lead wires. If the resistance is out of specified value, replace the ...

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 ...

Vehicle side view
Note difference between illustrations and actual motorcycles may exist depending on the markets. Suzuki gsx-r1000 (2009-model) Right side Left side ...

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