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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Side stand

Suzuki GSX-R. Side stand


An interlock switch is provided to cut off the ignition circuit when the side stand is down and the transmission is in any gear other than neutral.

The side stand/ignition interlock switch works as follows:

Warning


Riding with the side stand incompletely retracted can result in an accident when you turn left.

  •  Check operation of the side stand/ignition interlock system before riding.
  •  Always retract the side stand completely before starting off.

 

Caution

Park the motorcycle on firm, level ground to help prevent it from falling over.

If you must park on an incline, aim the front of the motorcycle uphill and put the transmission into 1st gear to reduce the possibility of rolling off the side stand.

Helmet holders
This motorcycle has helmet holders underneath the rear seat. Hook your helmet on the helmet holder and lock the seat. Warning Riding with a helmet fastened to the helmet holder can ...

Suspension adjustment
The standard settings of both front and rear suspensions are selected to meet various riding conditions such as low to high motorcycle speed and light to heavy load on the motorcycle. The susp ...

Other materials:

Special situations require special care
Of course, there are some times when full-force braking is not the correct technique. When the road surface is wet, loose, or rough, you should brake with care. When you're leaned over in a corner, avoid braking. Straighten up before braking. Better yet, slow down before entering the corner. ...

Fuel tank removal and installation
Removal Keep away from fire or spark.  Spilled gasoline should be wiped off immediately.  Work in a well-ventilated area. Remove the front seat. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d (page 9d- 6).  Take ...

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 ...

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