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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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Special tools and equipment
Recommended service material Note required service material is also described in the following. Transmission components  gearshift lever construction  gearshift shaft / gearshift cam plate components  gearshift shaft construction Special to ...

Rear wheel assembly construction
Rear sprocket nut Rear axle nut Brake disc bolt Clearance 60 Nm (6.0 Kgf-m, 43.0 Lbf-ft) 100 Nm (10 kgf-m, 72.5 Lbf-ft) 35 Nm (3.5 Kgf-m, 25.5 Lbf-ft) Apply grease. Apply thread lock to the thread part. ...

Rear brake disc inspection
Brake disc thickness Check the brake disc for damage or cracks and measure the thickness using the micrometer. Replace the brake disc if the thickness is less than the service limit or if defect is found. Special tool (a): 0990020205 (micrometer (0 25 mm)) Brake disc thickness service ...

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