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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Owners Manual: Starting off

Warning


Riding this motorcycle at excessive speed increases your chances of losing control of the motorcycle. This may result in an accident.

Always ride within the limits of your skills, your motorcycle, and the riding conditions.

 

Warning


Removing your hands from the handlebars or feet from the footrests during operation can be hazardous. If you remove even one hand or foot from the motorcycle, you can reduce your ability to control the motorcycle.

Always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the footrests of your motorcycle during operation.

 

Warning


Sudden side winds, which can occur when being passed by larger vehicles, at tunnel exits or in hilly areas, can upset your control.

Reduce your speed and be alert to side winds.

Make sure that the side stand is in the fully up position. Squeeze the clutch lever and pause momentarily.

Engage first gear by depressing the gearshift lever downward. Turn the throttle grip toward you and at the same time release the clutch lever gently and smoothly. As the clutch engages, the motorcycle will start moving forward. To shift to the next higher gear, accelerate gently, then close the throttle and squeeze the clutch lever simultaneously. Lift the gear shift lever upward to select the next gear and release the clutch lever as you open the throttle again. Select the gears in this manner until top gear is reached.

Note

: this motorcycle has a side stand/ignition interlock switch. If you shift the transmission into gear when the side stand is down, the engine will stop running.

Starting the engine
Before attempting to start the engine, make sure:  The transmission is in neutral.  The engine stop switch is in the "" position. Note: this motorcycle has a starter i ...

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 ...

Other materials:

Steering components
Steering stem head nut Steering stem upper bracket Steering stem lock-nut Washer Steering stem nut Dust seal cover Dust seal Steering stem upper bearing Steering stem lower bearing Lower seal Steering stem lower bracket Steering stem lo ...

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 interfere with rider control. Never carry a helmet fastened to the helmet holder. Fix the ...

License plate light removal and installation
Removal Remove the frame cover. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d (page 9d- 6).  Disconnect the license plate light coupler (1). Remove the nuts. Remove the license plate light assembly (2). Installation Install the license pl ...

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