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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Steering system inspection

Inspect steering system initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) and every 12 000 km (7 500 miles, 24 months) thereafter

Steering should be adjusted properly for smooth turning of handlebars and safe running. Overtighten steering prevents smooth turning of the handlebars and too loose steering will cause poor stability.

  1.  Check that there is no play in the front fork.
  2.  Support the motorcycle so that the front wheel is off the ground, with the wheel facing straight ahead, grasp the lower fork tubes near the axle and pull forward.

    If play is found, readjust the steering. Refer to steering tension adjustment in section 6b .

Suzuki GSX-R. Steering system inspection


Tire inspection
Inspect tire every 6 000 km (4 000 miles, 12 months) Tire tread condition Operating the motorcycle with excessively worn tires will decrease riding stability and consequently invite a dangerous s ...

Front fork inspection
Inspect front fork every 12 000 km (7 500 miles, 24 months) Inspect the front forks for oil leakage, scoring or scratches on the outer surface of the inner tubes. Replace any defective parts, if ...

Other materials:

Battery runs down quickly
Troubleshooting Step Action Yes No 1 Check accessories which use excessive amounts of electricity. Are accessories being installed? Remove accessories. Go to step 2. 2 Check the battery for current leakage. Refer to battery cu ...

Water hose inspection
Inspect the water hoses in the following procedures:  remove the side cowlings. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d (page 9d- 6).  Check the water hoses for crack, damage or engine coolant leakage. If any defect is found, replace the water hose wi ...

Front brake caliper parts inspection
Refer to front brake caliper disassembly and assembly . Brake caliper cylinder Inspect the brake caliper cylinder wall for nicks, scratches or other damage. If any damage is found, replace the caliper with a new one. Brake caliper piston Inspect the surface of brake caliper pistons for a ...

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