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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Steering damper maintenance

  1. Keep the steering damper shaft 1 clean at all times.
  2.  Wipe off any oil residue with a cloth.

Suzuki GSX-R. Steering damper maintenance


Do not confuse the grease-like residue on the steering damper's shaft with an oil leak. Collection of this residue is normal and is from oil seal lubricant used in the damper.

You may also notice a sound as the damper shaft is stroked in and out. This "escaping air" type sound is normal and is made as the internal valving damps the shaft movement.

Tools
A tool kit is provided with your motorcycle. It is located under the rear seat. ...

Lubrication points
Proper lubrication is important for smooth operation and long life of each working part of your motorcycle and also for safe riding. It is a good practice to lubricate the motorcycle after a long ...

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Exhaust pipe bolt and muffler bolt inspection
Tighten exhaust pipe bolts and muffler bolts initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) and every 12 000 km (7 500 miles, 24 months) thereafter Check the exhaust pipe bolts and muffler bolts to the specified torque. Tightening torque exhaust pipe bolt (a): 23 nm (2.3 Kgf-m, 16.5 Lbf-ft) muf ...

Radiator reservoir tank inspection
Inspect the radiator reservoir tank in the following procedures:  remove the right side cowling. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d .  Inspect the radiator reservoir tank (1) for leaks. If any defects are found, replace the radiator reservoir tank ...

Steering components
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