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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:

Rear brake pedal removal and installation
Removal Remove the master cylinder assembly. Refer to rear brake master cylinder assembly removal and installation .  Disconnect the rear brake light switch lead wire coupler. Refer to rear brake light switch inspection .  Remove the rear brake pedal as shown in the rear ...

Starter clutch inspection
Refer to starter clutch removal and installation . Starter clutch Install the starter driven gear onto the starter clutch.  Turn the starter driven gear by hand to inspect the starter clutch for a smooth movement. The gear turns in one direction only. If a large resistance is felt ...

Muffler / muffler chamber / exhaust pipe removal and installation
Removal Loosen the muffler connecting bolts (1).  Remove the mufflers (2) by removing the mounting bolt and nut (3). Note support the muffler to prevent it from falling. Remove the side cowlings. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in secti ...

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