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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Washing the motorcycle

When washing the motorcycle, follow the instructions below:

  1.  Remove dirt and mud from the motorcycle with running water.

    You may use a soft sponge or brush. Do not use hard materials which can scratch the paint.

  2.  Wash the entire motorcycle with a mild detergent or car wash soap using a sponge or soft cloth. The sponge or cloth should be frequently soaked in the soap solution.

Caution

Radiator fins can be damaged by spraying high pressure water on them.

Do not spray high pressure water on the radiator fins.

Note

: avoid spraying or allowing water to flow over the following places:

  1. Once the dirt has been completely removed, rinse off the detergent with running water.
  2.  After rinsing, wipe off the motorcycle with a wet chamois or cloth and allow it to dry in the shade.
  3.  Check carefully for damage to painted surfaces. If there is any damage, obtain "touch-up" paint and ''touch-up" the damage.
Motorcycle cleaning
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Windshield cleaning
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Inspection after cleaning
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