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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Storage procedure

If your motorcycle is to be left unused for an extended period of time, it needs special servicing requiring appropriate materials, equipment and skill. For this reason, suzuki recommends that you trust this maintenance work to your suzuki dealer. If you wish to service the machine for storage yourself, follow the general guidelines below:

Motorcycle

Clean the entire motorcycle.

Place the motorcycle on the side stand on a firm, flat surface where it will not fall over.

Fuel

  1. Fill the fujel tank to the top with fuel mixed with the amount of gasoline stabilizer recommended by the stabilizer manufacturer.
  2.  Run the engine for a few minutes until the stabilized gasoline fills the fuel injection system.

Engine

  1. Pour one tablespoon of motor oil into each spark plug hole.

    Reinstall the spark plugs and crank the engine a few times.

  2.  Drain the engine oil thoroughly and refill the crankcase with fresh engine oil all the way up to the filler hole.
  3.  Cover the air cleaner intake and the muffler outlet with oi ly rags to prevent humidity from entering.

Battery

  1. Remove the battery from the motorcycle.
  2.  Clean the outside of the battery with a mild soap and remove corrosion from the terminals and wiring harness.
  3.  Store the battery in a room above freezing.

Tires

Inflate tires to the normal pressure.

External

Maintenance during storage

Once a month, recharge the battery.

The standard charging rate is 1.2A x 5 to 10 hour.

Storage procedure and motorcycle cleaning
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Procedure for returning to service
Clean the entire motorcycle.  Remove the oily rags from the air cleaner intake and muffler outlet.  Drain all the engine oil. Install a new oil filter and fill the engine with ...

Other materials:

Pair system inspection
Inspect pair system every 12 000 km (7 500 miles, 24 months) Inspect the pair (air supply) system periodically. Refer to pair system inspection in section 1b . Throttle valve synchronization Inspect throttle valve synchronization initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) (e-33 only) and ...

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, resulting in unnecessary impacts in some cases and unnecessarily high impact speeds in other case ...

Clutch cable play inspection and adjustment
Inspect clutch cable play every 6 000 km (4 000 miles, 12 months) Inspect and adjust the clutch cable play a as follows. Clutch cable play a 10 15 mm (0.4 0.6 In) Lift and support the fuel tank. Refer to fuel tank removal and installation in section 1g (page 1g- 9).   ...

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