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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Tire removal and installation

Removal

The most critical factor of a tubeless tire is the seal between the wheel rim and the tire bead. For this reason, it is recommended to use a tire changer that can satisfy this sealing requirement and can make the operation efficient as well as functional.

  1.  Removal the wheel assembly. Refer to “front wheel assembly removal and installation”  and “rear wheel assembly removal and installation” .
  2.  Remove the mounting drum from the rear wheel.

    (For rear wheel) refer to “rear wheel assembly removal and installation” .

  3.  Remove the valve core.
  4. Remove the tire using the tire changer.
Caution

for operating procedures, refer to the instructions supplied by the tire changer manufacturer.

 

Note

when removing the tire in case of repair or inspection, mark the tire with a chalk to indicate the tire position relative to the valve position. Even though the tire is refitted to the original position after repairing puncture, the tire may have to be balanced again since such a repair can cause imbalance.

Suzuki GSX-R. Tire removal and installation


Installation

Caution

do not reuse the valve which has been once removed.

  1. Apply tire lubricant to the tire bead.
Caution

never use oil, grease or gasoline on the tire bead in place of tire lubricant.

Suzuki GSX-R. Tire removal and installation


  1. Install the tire onto the wheel.
Caution

for installation procedure of tire onto the wheel, follow the instructions given by the tire changer manufacturer.

 

Note

  •  when installing the tire, the arrow “a” on the side wall should point to the direction of wheel rotation.
  •  Align the chalk mark put on the tire at the time of removal with the valve position.

Suzuki GSX-R. Tire removal and installation


  1. Bounce the tire several times while rotating. This makes the tire bead expand outward to contact the wheel, thereby facilitating air inflation.
  2.  Install the valve core and inflate the tire.

  • Do not inflate the tire to more than 400 kpa (4.0 Kgf/cm2, 57 psi). If inflated beyond this limit, the tire can burst and possibly cause injury. Do not stand directly over the tire while inflating.
  •  In the case of preset pressure air inflator, pay special care for the set pressure adjustment.
  1. In this condition, check the “rim line” “b” cast on the tire side walls. The line must be equidistant from the wheel rim all around.
  2.  If the distance between the rim line and wheel rim varies, this indicates that the bead is not properly seated. If this is the case, deflate the tire completely and unseat the bead for both sides. Coat the bead with lubricant and fit the tire again.

Suzuki GSX-R. Tire removal and installation


  1. When the bead has been fitted properly, adjust the pressure to specification.
  2.  As necessary, adjust the tire balance. Refer to “wheel balance check and adjustment” (page 2d- 17).

Cold inflation tire pressure

Suzuki GSX-R. Cold inflation tire pressure


  1. Install the mounting drum to the rear wheel.

    (For rear wheel) refer to “rear wheel assembly removal and installation” .

  2.  Install the wheel assembly. Refer to “front wheel assembly removal and installation”  and “rear wheel assembly removal and installation” .
Rear wheel dust seal / bearing removal and installation
Removal Remove the rear wheel assembly. Refer to “rear wheel assembly removal and installation” .  Remove the rear sprocket mounting drum assembly (1) from the rear wheel. Re ...

Wheel / tire / air valve inspection and cleaning
Refer to “tire removal and installation” . Wheel Wipe the wheel clean and check for the following points:  distortion and crack  any flaws and scratches at the bead seating area. & ...

Other materials:

Specifications
Tightening torque specifications Note the specified tightening torque is described in the following. “Handlebar components”  “steering components”  “steering damper construction” Reference: for the tightening torque of fastener not specified in this section ...

Evaporative emission control system diagram (only for e-33)
Fuel tank Fuel-vapor separator Fuel pump Fuel feed hose Fuel shut-off valve Iap sensor Surge hose Evap canister Purge hose Evap system purge control solenoid valve Fue Hc vapor Fresh air Vacuum ...

Fuel tank construction
Fuel tank heat shield : aluminum film side should face the engine side. Fuel tank front cover Fuel tank front bracket Velcro fastenings : clean the adhesive surface before adhering the velcro fastenings. Insert to the bracket. Apply ...

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