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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Special situations require special care

Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual / The sport of motorcycling / 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.

In these situations, the traction available between your tires and the road surface is limited. Overbraking when traction is limited will cause your tires to skid, possibly resulting in loss of directional control or causing you and your motorcycle to fall over.

If a collision is imminent, do something
Many riders fear locking up their brakes or haven't learned to swerve to avoid an accident. Many inexperienced riders (and too many seasoned riders) use only their rear brake in an emergency, ...

Know your limits
Always ride within the boundaries of your own skills. Knowing these limits and staying within them will help you avoid accidents. A major cause of accidents involving only a motorcycle (and no ...

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Rear brake pad inspection
The extent of brake pads wear can be checked by observing the grooved limit line a on the pads. When the wear exceeds the grooved limit line, replace the pads with new ones. Refer to rear brake pad replacement . Caution replace the brake pad as a set, otherwise braking performa ...

General precautions
Proper service and repair procedures are important for the safety of the service mechanic and the safety and reliability of the motorcycle.  When 2 or more persons work together, pay attention to the safety of each other.  When it is necessary to run the ...

Specifications
Service data Brake unit: mm (in) Tightening torque specifications Note the specified tightening torque is described in the following. Rear brake components Reference: for the tightening torque of fastener not specified in this section, refer to tightening torqu ...

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