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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Steering system inspection

Inspect steering system initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) and every 12 000 km (7 500 miles, 24 months) thereafter

Steering should be adjusted properly for smooth turning of handlebars and safe running. Overtighten steering prevents smooth turning of the handlebars and too loose steering will cause poor stability.

  1.  Check that there is no play in the front fork.
  2.  Support the motorcycle so that the front wheel is off the ground, with the wheel facing straight ahead, grasp the lower fork tubes near the axle and pull forward.

    If play is found, readjust the steering. Refer to steering tension adjustment in section 6b .

Suzuki GSX-R. Steering system inspection

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 s ...

Front fork inspection
Inspect front fork every 12 000 km (7 500 miles, 24 months) Inspect the front forks for oil leakage, scoring or scratches on the outer surface of the inner tubes. Replace any defective parts, if ...

Other materials:

Engine assembly removal
Before taking the engine out of the frame, wash the engine using a steam cleaner. Engine removal is sequentially explained in the following steps:  remove the side cowlings. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d (page 9d- 6).  Remove the front seat. R ...

Brake fluid replacement
Caution handle brake fluid with care: the fluid reacts chemically with paint, plastic, rubber materials, etc. Front brake Place the motorcycle on a level surface and keep the handlebars straight.  Remove the brake fluid reservoir cap and diaphragm.  Suck u ...

Swingarm pivot boss removal and installation
Removal Remove the swingarm. Refer to swingarm removal and installation .  Remove the swingarm pivot boss nut (1). Note remove the swingarm pivot boss only when replacing it. Remove the swingarm pivot boss (2) by removing its set screws. Installatio ...

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