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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:


Clean the entire motorcycle.

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


  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.


  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.


  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.


Inflate tires to the normal pressure.


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

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 ...

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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 situation. It is highly recommended to replace a tire when the remaining depth of tire tread reaches ...

Ect sensor inspection
Refer to dtc c15 (p0115-h/l): ect sensor circuit malfunction in section 1a . Inspect the ect sensor in the following procedures:  remove the ect sensor. Refer to ect sensor removal and installation .  Connect the ect sensor (1) to the circuit tester and place it in the o ...

Swingarm related parts inspection
Refer to swingarm removal and installation (page 2c- 9). Spacers Remove the collar and spacer from the swingarm.  Inspect the collars and spacer for wear and damage. If any defects are found, replace them with new ones. Chain buffer Inspect the chain buffer for wear and ...

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