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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:

Stp sensor adjustment
Adjust the stp sensor in the following procedures:  remove the air cleaner box cover. Refer to air cleaner element removal and installation in section 1d . Disconnect the stva lead wire coupler (1). Insert the needle pointed probes to the stp sensor coupler (between y/w a ...

Front suspension adjustment
After installing the front fork, adjust the spring pre-load and two kinds of damping force as follows: Adjust the left and right front forks to the same setting. Spring pre-load adjustment Turn the spring pre-load adjuster (1) counterclockwise fully. From that position (softe ...

Rear shock absorber removal and installation
Removal Remove the right side cowling and side frame covers. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d .  Support the motorcycle with a jack to relieve load on the rear shock absorber.  Remove the left muffler and muffler chamber heat guard no. 2. Refer ...

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