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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Brake fluid replacement

Caution

handle brake fluid with care: the fluid reacts chemically with paint, plastic, rubber materials, etc.

Front brake

  1. Place the motorcycle on a level surface and keep the handlebars straight.
  2.  Remove the brake fluid reservoir cap and diaphragm.
  3.  Suck up the old brake fluid as much as possible.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake


  1. Fill the reservoir with new brake fluid.

Bf: brake fluid (dot 4)

  1. Connect a clear hose to the air bleeder valve and insert the other end of the hose into a receptacle.
  2. Loosen the air bleeder valve and pump the brake lever until the old brake fluid flows out of the brake system.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake


Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake


  1. Close the air bleeder valve and disconnect the clear hose.

Tightening torque air bleeder valve (front caliper): 7.5 Nm (0.75 Kgf-m, 5.5 Lbf-ft)

  1. Fill the reservoir with brake fluid to the upper mark of the reservoir.

Suzuki GSX-R. Front brake


  1. Bleed air from the brake fluid circuit. Refer to air bleeding from brake fluid circuit .
  2.  Install the diaphragm and reservoir cap.

Rear brake

  1. Place the motorcycle on a level surface.
  2.  Remove the right side frame cover. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d .
  3.  Remove the rear brake fluid reservoir mounting bolt (1).

Suzuki GSX-R. Rear brake


  1. Remove the brake fluid reservoir cap and diaphragm.
  2.  Suck up the old brake fluid as much as possible.

Suzuki GSX-R. Rear brake


  1. Fill the reservoir with new brake fluid.

Bf: brake fluid (dot 4)

  1. Connect a clear hose to the air bleeder valve and insert the other end of the hose into a receptacle.
  2. Loosen the air bleeder valve and pump the brake pedal until the old brake fluid flows out of the brake system.

Suzuki GSX-R. Rear brake


Suzuki GSX-R. Rear brake


  1. Close the air bleeder valve and disconnect the clear hose.

Tightening torque air bleeder valve (rear caliper): 6 nm (0.6 Kgfm, 4.5 Lbf-ft)

  1. Fill the reservoir with brake fluid to the upper line of the reservoir.

Suzuki GSX-R. Rear brake


  1. Bleed air from the brake fluid circuit. Refer to air bleeding from brake fluid circuit .
  2.  Install the diaphragm and reservoir cap.
  3.  Install the removed parts.
Air bleeding from brake fluid circuit
Air trapped in the brake fluid circuit acts like a cushion to absorb a large proportion of the pressure developed by the master cylinder and thus interferes with the full braking performance of the ...

Front brake hose removal and installation
Removal Drain brake fluid. Refer to brake fluid replacement . 2) Remove the front brake hoses as shown in the front brake hose routing diagram. Refer to front brake hose routing diagram ...

Other materials:

Rear brake master cylinder assembly removal and installation
Refer to rear brake hose routing diagram (page 4a- 2). Removal Remove the right side frame cover. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d .  Remove the rear brake fluid reservoir mounting bolt (1). Drain brake fluid. Refer to brake fluid replac ...

Rear suspension components
Rear shock absorber Rear shock absorber mounting nut Cushion rod Cushion rod mounting nut Cushion lever Cushion lever mounting nut Swingarm pivot lock-nut Swingarm pivot shaft Swingarm pivot nut Swingarm Chain case Plate Chain adjus ...

Using the transmission
The transmission is provided to keep the engine operating smoothly in its normal operating speed range. The gear ratios have been carefully chosen to meet the characteristics of the engine. The rider should always select the most suitable gear for the prevailing conditions. Never slip the c ...

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