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  • Page 1 GSX-R1000/A OWNER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 2 This manual should be considered a permanent part of the motorcycle and should remain with the motorcycle when resold or otherwise transferred to a new owner or operator. The manual contains important safety information and instructions which should be read carefully before operating the motorcycle.
  • Page 3 Suzuki parts are  WARNING manufactured of high quality materi- als, and machined parts are finished Indicates a potential hazard that to close tolerances.
  • Page 4 Your autho- rized Suzuki dealer has experienced technicians that are trained to provide your machine with the best possible service with the right tools and equip- ment.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS CONSUMER INFORMATION CONTROLS FUEL, ENGINE OIL AND COOLANT RECOMMENDATIONS BREAK-IN (RUNNING-IN) AND INSPECTION BEFORE RIDING RIDING TIPS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE TROUBLESHOOTING STORAGE PROCEDURE AND MOTORCYCLE CLEANING SPECIFICATIONS INDEX...
  • Page 7: Consumer Information

    CONSUMER INFORMATION ACCESSORY USE AND MOTORCYCLE LOADING ......... 1-2 SAFE RIDING RECOMMENDATION FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS ....1-4 LABELS ....................... 1-5 SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION ................1-6 NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM (AUSTRALIA ONLY) ..........1-6...
  • Page 8: Accessory Use And Motorcycle Loading

    It is not possible for Suzuki to mounted. test each accessory on the market or • Inspect for proper ground clear- combinations of all the available ance and bank angle.
  • Page 9: Controls

    LOADING LIMIT LOADING GUIDELINES This motorcycle is primarily intended  WARNING to carry small items when you are not riding with a passenger. Follow the loading guidelines below: Overloading or improper loading • Balance the load between the left can cause loss of motorcycle con- and right side of the motorcycle trol and an accident.
  • Page 10: Safe Riding Recommendation For Motorcycle Riders

    Motorcycle safety equipment starts vehicle operating condition and sub- with a quality helmet. One of the most sequent accident. Suzuki will not be serious injuries that can happen is a responsible in any way for personal head injury. ALWAYS wear a properly injury or damage to the motorcycle approved helmet.
  • Page 11: Labels

    FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH RIDE DEFENSIVELY THE MOTORCYCLE The most common type of motorcycle Your riding skill and your mechanical accident occurs when a car traveling knowledge form the foundation for towards a motorcycle turns round cor- safe riding practices. We suggest that ner in front of the motorcyclist.
  • Page 12: Serial Number Location

    SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM (AUSTRALIA ONLY) TAMPERING WITH NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM PROHIBITED Owners are warned that the law may prohibit: (a) The removal or rendering inopera- tive by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, repair or replacement, of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the pur- pose of noise control prior to its...
  • Page 13: Controls

    CONTROLS LOCATION OF PARTS ..................2-2 KEY ........................2-5 KEY (Immobilizer equipped model) ..............2-5 IGNITION SWITCH ....................2-6 INSTRUMENT PANEL ..................2-8 LEFT HANDLEBAR ................... 2-29 RIGHT HANDLEBAR ..................2-32 FUEL TANK CAP ....................2-34 GEARSHIFT LEVER ..................2-35 REAR BRAKE PEDAL ..................
  • Page 14: Location Of Parts

    CONTROLS LOCATION OF PARTS 1 Clutch lever 2 Left handlebar switches 3 Ignition switch 4 Instrument panel 5 Front brake fluid reservoir 6 Right handlebar switches 7 Throttle grip 8 Front brake lever 9 Fuel tank cap...
  • Page 15 0 Tools A Seat lock B Helmet holders C Gearshift lever D Side stand...
  • Page 16 E Rear brake pedal GSX-R1000A...
  • Page 17: Key

    KEY (Immobilizer equipped model) This motorcycle comes equipped with This motorcycle comes equipped with a pair of identical ignition keys. Keep a pair of identical ignition keys. Keep the spare key in a safe place. the spare key in a safe place. If the all keys are lost, the ECM should be ...
  • Page 18: Ignition Switch

    Immobilizer identification code is programmed into the key. There- fore, a key made by an ordinary locksmith will not work. Ask your Suzuki dealer if you need to make a spare key. • If you lose the key, ask your Suzuki dealer to have the lost one deactivated.
  • Page 19  WARNING If the motorcycle falls down, turn the ignition switch off immedi- Turning the ignition switch to the ately. Ask your authorized Suzuki “P” (PARKING) or “LOCK” posi- dealer to inspect the motorcycle tion while the motorcycle is mov- for unseen damage.
  • Page 20: Instrument Panel

    INSTRUMENT PANEL (GSX-R1000) (GSX-R1000A) Align the lid hole position to the key hole position when inserting the key.
  • Page 21 The electronic control system indica- TURN SIGNAL INDICATOR LIGHT tor light 7, fuel indicator light 8, cool- “” 2 ant temperature indicator/oil pressure When the turn signals are being oper- indicator E, engine rpm indicator ated either to the right or to the left, lights F, ABS indicator light H (GSX- the indicator light will blink intermit- R1000A), LCD’s and tachometer nee-...
  • Page 22 SPEEDOMETER 6 The speedometer indicates the road speed in kilometers per hour or miles per hour. NOTE: Set the meter A to odometer, • then press and hold buttons, ADJ 1 and SEL B, for 3 seconds to switch between km/h and mph. At the same time, the odometer will be changed between km and mile.
  • Page 23 B. The display A in the odometer Suzuki dealer. If the engine stalls, display area indicates “FI” or “Sd” try restarting the engine after turn- continuously and the red indicator ing the ignition switch off and on.
  • Page 24 When the display indicates “CHEC” in the odometer display area check the following items; • Make sure that the engine stop switch is in the “” position. • Make sure that the transmission is in neutral or the side stand is fully If the display still indicates “CHEC”...
  • Page 25 NEUTRAL INDICATOR LIGHT “N” The green light will come on when the Odometer transmission is in neutral. The light will go out when you shift into any gear other than neutral. HIGH BEAM INDICATOR LIGHT METER METER “” 0 This blue indicator light will be lit when the headlight high beam is turned on.
  • Page 26 Odometer The odometer registers the total dis- tance that the motorcycle has been ridden. The odometer ranges from 0 to 999999. NOTE: The odometer display locks at 999999 when the total distance exceeds 999999. Trip meters The 2 trip meters are resettable odometers.
  • Page 27 Reserve trip meter Clock The reserve trip meter counts dis- The clock has a 12-hour display. Fol- tance from fuel tank reserve point low the procedure below to adjust the until the fuel tank is refilled. The fuel clock. level indicator starts blinking and the 1.
  • Page 28 Lap time counter The lap time counter can counts 99 lap times and total time. The lap time counter indicates from 00:00”00 to 99:59”99. 1. To use lap time counter (GSX-R1000) METER Push SEL button B, METER METER to select lap time counter. The display blinks 00:00”00 or mem- ory data when the lap time counter is selected.
  • Page 29 2. To measure lap time METER 1. Press and hold the SEL button B, METER or METER more than 1 second. The display METER stops blinking. 1 Lap number 2 Lap time 3 Total time 3. When the METER is pushed, the lap time counter records lap time data and the display shows lap number and then shows lap...
  • Page 30 3. To check lap time memory data (GSX-R1000) 1. Press and hold the SEL button B for more than 3 seconds. Display shows lap number and lap time alternately. METER METER (GSX-R1000A) 2. Push METER or METER increase or decrease lap number. 3.
  • Page 31 IMMOBILIZER INDICATOR “” C (if equipped) The immobilizer indicator blinks 2 times when the ignition switch is turned on. Then indicator comes on 2 seconds and goes off. Immobilizer system is designed to help prevent motorcycle theft by elec- tronically disabling the engine starting 4.
  • Page 32 SUZUKI DRIVE MODE INDICATOR The Suzuki drive mode indicator dis- plays drive mode; A, B and C when the Suzuki drive mode selector is acti- vated. Refer to the LEFT HANDLE- BAR section for detail. COOLANT TEMPERATURE INDICATOR/OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR E...
  • Page 33 Suzuki dealer or a qualified If the engine coolant temperature mechanic inspect your motorcy- indicator light comes on, stop the cle.
  • Page 34 (GSX-R1000) (GSX-R1000A) ENGINE RPM INDICATOR F The engine rpm indicator LED’s will light or blink when the engine speed reaches a preset engine rpm. NOTE: Be sure to reset the engine rpm indicator in the instrument panel when the battery terminals are reconnected. 2-22...
  • Page 35 Orange LED White LED Orange LED White LED LED1 LED2 LED3 LED1 LED2 (GSX-R1000) (GSX-R1000A) When the white LED is set at 10000 r/min and orange LED range is set at 500 r/min. Orange LED Engine rpm and preset rpm (r/min) White LED LED1 LED2...
  • Page 36 (GSX-R1000) (GSX-R1000A) Orange LED White LED Orange LED White LED LED1 LED2 LED3 LED1 LED2 (GSX-R1000) (GSX-R1000A) 2-24...
  • Page 37 The LED setting will be changed as follows: 1. White LED Lighting → 2. White LED Brightness → 3. White LED Preset RPM Setting → 4. Orange LED Preset RPM Range Setting 1. White LED Lighting LIGHT BLINK NO LIGHT ...
  • Page 38 (GSX-R1000) (GSX-R1000A) Orange LED White LED Orange LED White LED LED1 LED2 LED3 LED1 LED2 (GSX-R1000) (GSX-R1000A) 2-26...
  • Page 39 4. Orange LED Preset RPM Range Setting 1. Push the SEL button B from the white LED preset rpm setting mode to change orange LED preset rpm range setting. 2. Push the ADJ button 1 to change orange LED preset rpm range as fol- lows: 250 r/min →...
  • Page 40 If the ABS indicator light does not come on when the ignition switch is turned on, you should have the sys- tem checked by an authorized Suzuki dealer as soon as possible.  WARNING (GSX-R1000)
  • Page 41: Left Handlebar

    LEFT HANDLEBAR Headlight flasher switch Press the dimmer switch of “” posi- tion to flash the headlight high beam. NOTICE Sticking tape or placing objects in front of the headlight can obstruct headlight heat radiation. This can result in headlight damage. Do not stick tape on the headlight or place objects in front of the headlight.
  • Page 42 Operation Drive mode is preset at A-mode when the ignition switch and the engine stop switch are turned on. At this time, the Suzuki drive mode indicator shows nothing. Follow the procedure below to operate the Suzuki drive mode selector.
  • Page 43 HORN SWITCH “” 5 Drive mode Press the switch to sound the horn. Engine power A, B TURN SIGNAL LIGHT SWITCH “” 6 Moving the switch to the “” position will flash the left turn signals. Moving the switch to the “” position will flash the right turn signals.
  • Page 44: Right Handlebar

    RIGHT HANDLEBAR Front Brake Lever Adjustment METER ENGINE STOP SWITCH 1 The distance between the throttle grip “” position and the front brake lever is adjustable The ignition circuit is off. The engine to 6 positions. To change the position, cannot start or run.
  • Page 45 LAP TIME COUNTER SWITCH 4 ELECTRIC STARTER SWITCH “” To change the display, push the lap This switch is used for operating the time counter switch. Refer to the starter motor. With the ignition switch INSTRUMENT PANEL section for in the “ON” position, the engine stop detail.
  • Page 46: Fuel Tank Cap

    FUEL TANK CAP 1 Fuel level 2 Filler neck  WARNING If you overfill the fuel tank, fuel may overflow when it expands due to engine heat or heating by the sun. Fuel that overflows can catch fire. Stop adding fuel when the fuel level reaches the bottom of the To open the fuel tank cap, insert the filler neck.
  • Page 47: Gearshift Lever

    GEARSHIFT LEVER REAR BRAKE PEDAL This motorcycle has a 6-speed trans- Depressing the rear brake pedal will mission which operates as shown. To apply the rear disk brake. The brake shift properly, squeeze the clutch light will be illuminated when the rear lever and close the throttle at the brake is operated.
  • Page 48: Seat Lock And Helmet Holders

    SEAT LOCK AND HELMET HOLDERS Front Seat To remove the front seat. To reinstall the seat, slide the seat hooks into the seat hook retainers on the frame and tighten the bolts securely.  WARNING Failure to install the seat properly could allow the seat to move and cause loss of rider control.
  • Page 49 Rear Seat Helmet Holders The seat lock is located under the left There are helmet holders underneath frame cover. To remove the rear seat, the rear seat. To use them, remove insert the ignition key into the lock the seat, hook your helmet to the hel- and turn it clockwise.
  • Page 50: Side Stand

    SIDE STAND  WARNING Riding with the side stand incom- pletely 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.
  • Page 51: Suspension Adjustment

    SUSPENSION ADJUSTMENT FRONT SUSPENSION Spring Pre-load Adjustment The standard settings for both the front rear suspensions selected to meet various riding condi- tions such as low to high motorcycle speed and light to heavy load on the motorcycle. The suspension settings can be adjusted and fine-tuned according to your preference.
  • Page 52 Damping Force Adjustment To set the compression damping force adjuster to the standard posi- tion, turn the adjuster clockwise until it stops and then turn it counterclock- wise 5-1/4 turns. Turn the adjuster clockwise from the standard position to stiffen the damp- ing force.
  • Page 53 Mishandling can cause explosion. and then turn it counterclockwise 2 and 3/4 turns. • Keep away from fire and heat. • Read owner’s manual for more information. NOTE: Ask your Suzuki dealer to dis- pose of the rear suspension unit. 2-41...
  • Page 54 Low stroke speed damping force adjuster 3 To adjust the damping force, turn the adjuster in fully and then turn it out. The fully turned-in position provides the stiffest damping force and turning the adjuster out will soften the damp- ing force.
  • Page 55: Footrests And Gearshift Lever Position Change

    FOOTRESTS AND GEARSHIFT NOTE: Apply a drop of SUZUKI THREAD LOCK “1342” to the footrest LEVER POSITION CHANGE mounting bolts 1. Right and left footrest position and gearshift lever position  WARNING changed in three positions to sit in a comfortable position.
  • Page 56 3. Tighten the bolts to the specified torque. Footrest bracket tightening torque: 23 N·m (2.3 kgf-m, 16.5 lbf-ft) NOTE: Apply a drop of SUZUKI THREAD LOCK “1342” to the footrest mounting bolts 1. 2-44...
  • Page 57 65 – 75 mm 5. Loosen the gearshift lever pivot. 7. Loosen the lock nuts 3. Turn the rod 4 and adjust the gearshift lever position. 8. Rotate the rod 4 to locate the gearshift lever 65 – 75 mm (2.6 – 3.0 in) below the top face of the footrest.
  • Page 59: Fuel, Engine Oil And Coolant Recommendations

    FUEL, ENGINE OIL AND COOLANT RECOMMENDATIONS FUEL OCTANE RATING ..................3-2 OXYGENATED FUEL RECOMMENDATION ............3-2 ENGINE OIL ......................3-4 ENGINE COOLANT SOLUTION ................. 3-5...
  • Page 60: Fuel Octane Rating

    Gasoline/Methanol Blends the gas station to another. If the Fuels containing 5% or less methanol situation not improved by (wood alcohol) may be suitable for changing, consult your Suzuki use in your motorcycle if they contain dealer. co-solvents and corrosion inhibitors.
  • Page 61 Suzuki and may not be covered under the Be careful not to spill any fuel New Vehicle Limited Warranty or the when filling the fuel tank.
  • Page 62: Engine Oil

    ENGINE OIL JASO T903 The JASO T903 standard is an index Use Suzuki genuine engine oil or to select engine oils for 4-stroke equivalent. If Suzuki genuine engine motorcycle and ATV engines. Motor- oil is not available, select a proper...
  • Page 63: Engine Coolant Solution

    Energy Conserving ENGINE COOLANT SOLUTION Suzuki does not recommend the use Use “SUZUKI SUPER LONG LIFE “ENERGY CONSERVING” COOLANT” or “SUZUKI LONG LIFE “RESOURCE CONSERVING” oils. COOLANT”. “SUZUKI SUPER Some engine oils which have an API LONG LIFE COOLANT” classification of SH, SJ or SL have an “SUZUKI LONG LIFE COOLANT”...
  • Page 64 Required amount of water/coolant SUZUKI SUPER LONG LIFE Solution capacity (total): 2800 ml COOLANT (Blue) (3.0/2.5 US/Imp. qt) “SUZUKI SUPER LONG LIFE COOL- ANT” is pre-mixed to the proper ratio. 1400 ml Water (1.5/1.2 US/Imp. qt) Add only “SUZUKI SUPER LONG LIFE COOLANT”...
  • Page 65: Break-In (Running-In) And Inspection Before Riding

    BREAK-IN (RUNNING-IN) AND INSPECTION BEFORE RIDING MAXIMUM ENGINE SPEED RECOMMENDATION ..........4-2 VARY THE ENGINE SPEED ................4-2 BREAKING IN THE NEW TIRES ................ 4-2 AVOID CONSTANT LOW SPEED ..............4-2 ALLOW THE ENGINE OIL TO CIRCULATE BEFORE RIDING ......4-3 OBSERVE YOUR FIRST AND MOST CRITICAL SERVICE ......
  • Page 66 160 km (100 miles) before attempting ing maximum life and performance maximum performance. Avoid hard from your new Suzuki. The following acceleration, hard cornering, and guidelines explain proper break-in hard braking for the first 160 km (100 procedures.
  • Page 67 ALLOW THE ENGINE OIL TO INSPECTION BEFORE RIDING CIRCULATE BEFORE RIDING  WARNING Allow sufficient idling time after warm or cold engine start up before apply- Failure to inspect your motorcy- ing load or revving the engine. This cle before riding and to properly allows time for the lubricating oil to maintain your...
  • Page 68 Before riding the motorcycle, be sure Drive chain • Correct tension or slack to check the following items. Never ( 6-28) • Adequate lubrication underestimate importance • No excessive wear or damage these checks. Perform all of them before riding the motorcycle. Tires •...
  • Page 69: Riding Tips

    RIDING TIPS STARTING THE ENGINE ..................5-2 STARTING OFF ....................5-3 USING THE TRANSMISSION ................5-4 RIDING ON HILLS ....................5-5 STOPPING AND PARKING ................5-6...
  • Page 70: Starting The Engine

    When the Engine is Warm: RIDING TIPS Close the throttle completely and push the electric starter switch. STARTING THE ENGINE Before attempting to start the engine, When a Warm Engine is Hard to make sure: Start: • The transmission is in neutral. Open the throttle approximately 1/8 •...
  • Page 71: Starting Off

    STARTING OFF After moving the side stand to the fully up position, squeeze the clutch  WARNING lever and pause momentarily. Engage first gear by depressing the gear shift lever downward. Twist the throttle grip Riding excessive speeds increases your chances of losing toward you and at the same time release the clutch lever gently and control of the motorcycle, which...
  • Page 72: Using The Transmission

    USING THE TRANSMISSION  WARNING The transmission is provided to keep the engine operating smoothly in its Downshifting when engine speed normal operating speed range. The is too high can: gear ratios have been carefully cho- • cause the rear wheel to skid and sen to meet the characteristics of the lose traction due to increased engine.
  • Page 73: Riding On Hills

    RIDING ON HILLS NOTICE • When climbing steep hills, the motorcycle may begin to slow Revving the engine into the red down and show lack of power. At zone can cause severe engine this point you should shift to a damage.
  • Page 74: Stopping And Parking

    STOPPING AND PARKING  WARNING Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) (GSX-R1000A) Inexperienced riders tend to under This model is equipped with an Anti- utilize the front brake. This can lock Brake System (ABS) designed to cause excessive stopping dis- help prevent wheel lock up during tance and lead to a collision.
  • Page 75 How the ABS Works  WARNING ABS works by electronically control- ling braking pressure. A computer Failure to use good judgment with monitors wheel rotation speed. If the ABS can be hazardous. ABS can- computer detects that a braked wheel not make up for bad road condi- has slowed suddenly, indicating a tions, bad judgement, or improper...
  • Page 76 Stopping and Parking  WARNING 1. Twist the throttle grip away from yourself to close the throttle com- Hard braking on wet, loose, rough, pletely. or other slippery surfaces can 2. Apply the front and rear brakes cause wheel skid and loss of con- evenly and at the same time.
  • Page 77 5. Park the motorcycle on a firm, flat 6. Turn the ignition key to the “OFF” surface where it will not fall over. position. 7. Turn the handlebars all the way to  CAUTION the left and lock the steering for security.
  • Page 79: Inspection And Maintenance

    INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ................6-2 TOOLS ......................... 6-7 STEERING DAMPER MAINTENANCE ............... 6-7 LUBRICATION POINTS ..................6-8 BATTERY ......................6-9 AIR CLEANER ....................6-11 SPARK PLUGS ....................6-15 FUEL HOSE ....................... 6-18 ENGINE OIL ....................... 6-19 ENGINE IDLE SPEED INSPECTION ..............6-24 THROTTLE CABLE PLAY ................
  • Page 80: Maintenance Schedule

    Suzuki dealer to do the nance section. Your Suzuki dealer maintenance. can provide you with further guide- lines.
  • Page 81 If you have any when electric circuit questions regarding maintenance shorted. intervals, consult your Suzuki dealer or a qualified mechanic. Turn off the ignition switch before servicing the electric parts to avoid short-circuit damage. NOTICE Poorly-made replacement parts can cause your motorcycle to wear more quickly and may shorten its useful life.
  • Page 82 * PAIR (air supply) system – – – * Throttle valve synchronization – – – “SUZUKI SUPER LONG LIFE Replace every 4 years or 48000 km (29000 miles) COOLANT” (Blue) “SUZUKI LONG * Engine coolant LIFE COOLANT” ( 6-26) (Green) or an engine coolant other –...
  • Page 83 Engine oil filter ( 6-19) – – Throttle cable play ( 6-24) * PAIR (air supply) system – – – * Throttle valve synchronization – “SUZUKI SUPER LONG LIFE – – – – COOLANT” (Blue) “SUZUKI LONG * Engine coolant LIFE COOLANT”...
  • Page 85: Tools

    TOOLS STEERING DAMPER MAINTENANCE 1. Keep the steering damper shaft 1 clean at all times. 2. Wipe off any oil residue with a cloth. A tool kit is supplied and located under the rear seat. NOTE: Insert the tool kit into the tool case properly, or the rear seat can not be set and locked.
  • Page 86: Lubrication Points

    LUBRICATION POINTS Proper lubrication is important for smooth operation and long life of each working part of your motorcycle and also for safe riding. It is a good practice to lubricate the motorcycle after a long rough ride and after get- ting it wet it in the rain or after wash- ing it.
  • Page 87: Battery

    BATTERY  WARNING The battery is a sealed type battery and requires no maintenance. Have Batteries produce flammable your dealer check the battery’s state hydrogen gas which can explode of charge periodically. if exposed to flames or sparks. The standard charging rate is 1.2A × Keep flames and sparks away 5 to 10 hours and the maximum rate from the battery.
  • Page 88 BATTERY REMOVAL NOTICE To remove the battery, follow the pro- cedure below: Reversing the battery lead wires 1. Place the motorcycle on the side can damage the charging system stand. and the battery. 2. Remove the front seat by referring to the SEAT LOCK AND HELMET Always attach the red lead to the HOLDERS section.
  • Page 89: Air Cleaner

    The recycling element. of materials will help to conserve nat- ural resources. For more detailed Never run the engine without the information about disposing or recy- air cleaner element in place. cling of the used battery, consult your Suzuki dealer. 6-11...
  • Page 90 3. Remove the fuel tank fitting bolts case. 4. Remove the prop stay 2 if the prop stay is equipped. NOTE: A prop stay is available at your Suzuki dealer. The prop stay part number is 44574-35F00. 6-12...
  • Page 91 6. Remove the 11 screws 3. 5. Lift the front end of the fuel tank 7. Remove the cover 4. and prop it up as shown above. Insert the crank end of the prop stay into the hole of the steering shaft.
  • Page 92 INSPECTION INSTALLATION Reinstall the cleaned element or new air cleaner element in reverse order of removal. Be absolutely sure that the element is securely in position and is sealing properly. NOTICE A torn air cleaner element will allow dirt to enter the engine and can damage the engine.
  • Page 93: Spark Plugs

    SPARK PLUGS REMOVAL To remove the spark plugs, follow the procedure below: 1. Lift the fuel tank and remove the air cleaner cover by referring to the AIR CLEANER section. 4. Pull out the tube 4. Disconnect the air cleaner sensor assembly 2.
  • Page 94 8. Release the connector locks and 10. Remove the spark plugs with a disconnect the connectors from spark plug wrench. the ignition coils. NOTICE Dirt can damage the moving engine parts of your motorcycle if it enters an open spark plug hole. Cover the spark plug hole while the spark plug is out of the hole.
  • Page 95 Measure the spark plug gap A with a or their equivalent. Consult your wire type feeler gauge. The standard Suzuki dealer if you are not sure spark plug gap is 0.8 – 0.9 mm (0.031 which spark plug is correct for –...
  • Page 96: Fuel Hose

    INSTALLATION FUEL HOSE NOTICE Improper installation of the spark plug can damage your motorcycle. An overly-tight or cross-threaded spark plug will damage the alumi- num threads of the cylinder head. Carefully turn the spark plug by hand into the threads. If the spark plug is new, tighten it with a Inspect the fuel hose for damage and wrench about 1/2 turn past finger...
  • Page 97: Engine Oil

    ENGINE OIL NOTICE Long engine life depends much on the selection of a quality oil and the Operating the motorcycle with too periodic changing of the oil. Daily oil little or too much oil can damage level checks and periodic changes the engine.
  • Page 98 ENGINE OIL AND FILTER CHANGE  CAUTION Change the engine oil and oil filter at the scheduled time. The oil should be Hot engine oil and exhaust pipes changed when the engine is warm so can burn you. that the oil will drain thoroughly from the engine.
  • Page 99 Available from Suzuki dealer Oil filter wrench (Part No. 09915-40620) 5. Remove the fastener. 7. Turn the oil filter 5 counterclock- wise and remove it with a Suzuki “cap type” oil filter wrench or a “strap type” filter wrench of the proper size.
  • Page 100 11. Mark the top dead center position on the “cap type” filter wrench or Be sure to use a genuine Suzuki on the oil filter. Use an oil filter oil filter or an equivalent one wrench to tighten the filter 2 turns designed for your motorcycle.
  • Page 101 NOTE: About 2800 ml (3.0/2.5 US/ NOTE: If you do not have a proper oil lmp. qt) of oil will be required when filter wrench, have your Suzuki dealer changing oil only. perform this service. NOTICE Engine damage may occur if you use oil that does not meet Suzuki’s specifications.
  • Page 102: Engine Idle Speed Inspection

    1250 r/min when the engine is warm. NOTE: If the engine idle speed is not within the specified range, ask your Suzuki dealer or a qualified mechanic to inspect and repair the motorcycle. 2.0 – 4.0 mm (0.08 – 0.16 in) To adjust the cable play: 1.
  • Page 103: Clutch

    THROTTLE CABLE BOOTS CLUTCH 10 – 15 mm (0.4 – 0.6 in) The throttle cable has a boots. Check At each maintenance interval, adjust that the boots are fit securely. Do not the clutch cable play with the clutch apply water directly to the boots when cable adjuster.
  • Page 104: Coolant

    “F” (FULL) and the “L” (LOW) level other than the clutch cable play lines in the reservoir tank at all times. should be performed by your Suzuki Inspect the level every time before dealer. riding with the motorcycle held verti- cally.
  • Page 105 If “F” line. Refer to the FUEL, any defects are found, ask your ENGINE OIL AND COOLANT Suzuki dealer to replace the radiator RECOMMENDATIONS section. hose with a new one.  WARNING Engine coolant is harmful or fatal if swallowed or inhaled.
  • Page 106: Drive Chain

    It does not use a master link. We • Damaged rollers recommend that you take your motor- • Dry or rusted links cycle to an authorized Suzuki dealer • Kinked or binding links or a qualified mechanic if the drive • Excessive wear chain needs to be replaced.
  • Page 107 Ask • Do not use a volatile solvent an authorized Suzuki dealer or a such as paint thinner, kerosene qualified mechanic to perform this and gasoline.
  • Page 108 DRIVE CHAIN ADJUSTMENT NOTICE Adjust the drive chain slack to the proper specification. The chain may Some drive chain lubricant con- require more frequent adjustments tains solvents and additives which than indicated in the periodic mainte- could damage the seal rings in the nance schedule depending upon your drive chain.
  • Page 109 To adjust the drive chain, follow the procedure below:  CAUTION A hot muffler can burn you. The 20 – 30 mm muffler will be hot enough to burn you for some time after stopping 4. Adjust the drive chain slack by the engine.
  • Page 110: Brakes

    Proper operation of fluid leakage. If any defects are found, brake systems are vital to safe riding. ask your Suzuki dealer to replace the Be sure to perform the brake inspec- brake hose with a new one. tion as scheduled.
  • Page 111  WARNING  WARNING Brake fluid will gradually absorb Brake fluid is harmful or fatal if moisture through the brake hoses. swallowed, and harmful if it comes Brake fluid with high water con- in contact with skin or eyes. Solu- tent lowers the boiling point and tion can be poisonous to animals.
  • Page 112 1. If a front or rear pad is worn to the grooved wear limit line both front or both rear pads must be replaced with new ones by your authorized Suzuki dealer or a quali- fied service mechanic.  WARNING FRONT...
  • Page 113 REAR BRAKE PEDAL  WARNING ADJUSTMENT The rear brake pedal position must be If you ride this motorcycle after properly adjusted at all times or the brake system repair or brake pad disk brake pads will rub against the replacement without pumping the disk causing damage to the pads and brake lever/pedal, you may get to the disk surface.
  • Page 114: Tires

    REAR BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH TIRES  WARNING The tires on your motorcycle form the crucial link between your motorcycle and the road. Failure to take the precautions below may result in an accident due to tire failure. • Check tire condition and pres- sure before each ride, and To adjust the brake light switch, hold adjust pressure if necessary.
  • Page 115 TIRE PRESSURE AND LOADING  WARNING Proper tire pressure and proper tire loading are important factors. Over- Failure to perform break-in of the loading your tires can lead to tire fail- tires could cause tire slip and loss ure and loss of vehicle control. of control, which could result in an accident.
  • Page 116 Cold Tire Inflation Pressure LOAD SOLO RIDING DUAL RIDING TIRE 250 kPa 250 kPa FRONT 2.50 kgf/cm 2.50 kgf/cm 36 psi 36 psi 290 kPa 290 kPa Check tire condition of your tires each REAR 2.90 kgf/cm 2.90 kgf/cm day before you ride. Replace tires if 42 psi 42 psi tires show visual evidence of damage,...
  • Page 117 • Ask your Suzuki dealer or a • After repairing a tire, do not qualified mechanic to perform exceed 80 km/h (50 mph) for the tire repair, replacement, and bal-...
  • Page 118: Side Stand/Ignition Interlock System

    Have your motorcycle inspected by an authorized Suzuki dealer or a qualified service mechanic. 6-40...
  • Page 119: Front Wheel Removal

    FRONT WHEEL REMOVAL 1. Place the motorcycle on the side stand. 4. Remove the nut 2. 5. Loosen the axle holder bolts 3. 2. Remove the front wheel speed sensor by removing the mounting bolt. (GSX-R1000A) 6. Loosen the axle holder bolts 4. 7.
  • Page 120 NOTICE Improper jacking may cause dam- age to the fairing or oil filter. Do not place the jack under the lower part of the fairing or the oil filter when jacking up the motorcy- cle. 13. Hold the shaft and tighten the nut 5 to the specified torque.
  • Page 121 Suzuki dealer to firm feel are restored. Also check check the bolts and nuts. that the wheel rotates freely.
  • Page 122: Rear Wheel Removal

    REAR WHEEL REMOVAL 1. Place the motorcycle on the side stand.  CAUTION A hot muffler can burn you. Wait until the muffler cools before removing the axle nut. NOTICE Removing the rear wheel without use of an accessory stand can 2.
  • Page 123 6. Draw out the axle shaft. 9. Pull the rear wheel assembly rear- ward. NOTE: Never depress the rear brake pedal with the rear wheel removed. It is very difficult to force the pads back into the caliper assembly. 10. To replace the wheel reverse the complete sequence listed.
  • Page 124: Light Bulb Replacement

    Suzuki dealer or a qualified mechanic do this. Use only the light bulbs shown in the chart as replacement bulbs. Rear axle nut tightening torque: 100 N·m (10.0 kgf-m, 72.5 lbf-ft)
  • Page 125 HEADLIGHT To replace the headlight bulbs, per- form the following steps: Low Beam bulb 1. Remove the bolt 1. Unhook the hooks 2 to lift the instrument panel. 2. Disconnect the coupler 3. Turn the bulb 4 counterclockwise and remove it. NOTICE The headlight bulb’s life may be shortened by oil from your fingers...
  • Page 126 High Beam Bulb NOTICE The headlight bulb’s life may be shortened by oil from your fingers if you touch it. When replacing the headlight bulb, be careful not to touch the glass. Grasp the new bulb with a clean cloth. 1.
  • Page 127 Headlight Beam Adjustment POSITION LIGHT The headlight beam can be adjusted both up and down or right and left if necessary. 1. Pull out the socket. 2. Pull off the bulb from the socket. To adjust the beam up and down: Turn the adjuster 1 clockwise or counterclockwise.
  • Page 128 FRONT TURN SIGNAL LIGHT To replace the front turn signal light bulb, follow these directions. 3. Push in the bulb and turn it coun- terclockwise. NOTICE 1. Remove the screw and take off the front turn signal assembly. Overtightening the screws when reinstalling the lens may cause the lens to crack.
  • Page 129 REAR TURN SIGNAL LIGHT NOTICE To replace the rear turn signal light bulb, follow these directions. Overtightening the screws when reinstalling the lens may cause the lens to crack. Tighten the lens screws only until they are snug. 1. Remove the screw and take off the lens.
  • Page 130 LICENSE PLATE LIGHT To replace the license plate light bulb, follow the procedure steps: 3. Push in on the bulb, twisting it to the left, and pull it out. 4. To fit the replacement bulb, push it in and twist it to the right while 1.
  • Page 131: Fuses

    If a blown fuse is found, then the elec- trical problem must be inspected and repaired before replacing the blown fuse with a new fuse. Consult your Suzuki dealer for the electrical system check and repair. WARNING Replacing a fuse with a fuse that has an incorrect amperage rating or substitute, e.g.
  • Page 132 FUSE LIST • 30A MAIN fuse protects all electri- cal circuits. • 10A HEAD-HI fuse protects the headlight high beam and speed- ometer. • 10A HEAD-LO fuse protects the headlight low beam. • 10A IGNITION fuse protects the cooling fan relay, ignition coils, starter relay, fuel pump relay, sole- noid, ECM, oxygen sensor, side Two spare fuses (one 10A and one...
  • Page 133: Catalytic Converter

    CATALYTIC CONVERTER NOTICE The purpose of the catalytic converter is to minimize the amount of harmful Improper motorcycle operation pollutants your motorcycle’s can cause catalyst or other motor- exhaust. Use of leaded fuel in motor- cycle damage. cycles equipped with catalytic con- verters is prohibited because lead To avoid damage to the catalyst or deactivates...
  • Page 134  WARNING If you park or operate the motorcy- cle in areas where there are com- bustible materials such as dry grass or leaves, these materials may come in contact with the cat- alytic converter or other hot exhaust components. This can cause a fire.
  • Page 135: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING FUEL SUPPLY CHECK ..................7-2 IGNITION SYSTEM CHECK ................7-3 ENGINE STALLING ..................... 7-4...
  • Page 136 Suzuki dealer. Refer to the “INSTRU- MENT PANEL” section for an explana- NOTICE tion of the electronic control system indicator.
  • Page 137 3. If there is no spark, clean the spark plug. Replace it if neces- sary. Retry the above procedure with the cleaned spark plug or a new one. 4. If there is still no spark, consult your Suzuki dealer for repairs.
  • Page 138 2. If the electronic control system indicator displays “FI”, showing signs of trouble in the fuel injec- tion system, take your machine to authorized Suzuki dealer. Refer “INSTRUMENT PANEL” section for an explanation of the electronic control system indicator.
  • Page 139: Storage Procedure And Motorcycle Cleaning

    STORAGE PROCEDURE AND MOTORCYCLE CLEANING STORAGE PROCEDURE ..................8-2 PROCEDURE FOR RETURNING TO SERVICE ..........8-3 CORROSION PREVENTION ................8-3 MOTORCYCLE CLEANING ................8-4 INSPECTION AFTER CLEANING ............... 8-6...
  • Page 140: Storage Procedure

    For this reason, Suzuki recom- prevent humidity from entering. mends that you trust this mainte- nance work to your Suzuki dealer. If BATTERY you wish to service the machine for 1. Remove the battery from the...
  • Page 141: Procedure For Returning To Service

    PROCEDURE FOR CORROSION PREVENTION RETURNING TO SERVICE It is important to take good care of your motorcycle to protect it from cor- 1. Clean the entire motorcycle. rosion and keep it looking new for 2. Remove the oily rags from the air years to come.
  • Page 142: Motorcycle Cleaning

    If the chips or scratches have or brush. Do not use hard materi- gone through to the bare metal, als which can scratch the paint. have a Suzuki dealer make the 2. Wash the entire motorcycle with a repair. mild detergent or car wash soap •...
  • Page 143 “touch-up” the damage follow- obstruct view. When replacing the ing the procedure below: windshield, use a Suzuki replacement a. Clean all damaged spots and windshield. allow them to dry. b. Stir the paint and “touch-up” the damaged spots lightly with a small brush.
  • Page 144: Inspection After Cleaning

    WAXING THE MOTORCYCLE INSPECTION AFTER CLEANING After washing the motorcycle, waxing For extended life of your motorcycle, and polishing are recommended to lubricate it according to the “LUBRI- further protect and beautify the paint. CATION POINTS” section. • Only use waxes and polishes of good quality.
  • Page 146: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS DIMENSIONS AND CURB MASS Overall length ..........2045 mm (80.5 in) Overall width............ 705 mm (27.8 in) Overall height ..........1130 mm (44.5 in) Wheelbase ............1405 mm (55.3 in) Ground clearance..........130 mm (5.1 in) Seat height ............810 mm (31.9 in) Curb mass ............
  • Page 147 ELECTRICAL Ignition type .............Electronic ignition (Transistorized) Spark plug ............NGK CR9EIA-9 or DENSO IU27D Battery.............12V 36.0 kC(10 Ah)/10 HR Generator ............Three-phase A.C. generator Main fuse............30A Fuse ..............10/10/10/10/10/15A ABS fuse ............30A ... GSX-R1000A Headlight ............12V 55W (H11) + 12V 65W (H9) Turn signal light ..........12V 21W License plate light..........12V 5W Brake light/Taillight...........LED Position light ............12V 5W...
  • Page 148 INDEX ACCESSORY USE AND FOOTRESTS AND GEARSHIFT MOTORCYCLE LOADING ....1-2 LEVER POSITION CHANGE ..2-43 AIR CLEANER....... 6-11 FRONT WHEEL REMOVAL ..6-41 ALLOW THE ENGINE OIL TO FUEL HOSE ........6-18 CIRCULATE BEFORE RIDING ..4-3 FUEL OCTANE RATING ....3-2 AVOID CONSTANT FUEL SUPPLY CHECK....
  • Page 149 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ..6-2 SAFE RIDING RECOMMENDATION MAXIMUM ENGINE SPEED FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS ..1-4 RECOMMENDATION...... 4-2 SEAT LOCK AND HELMET MOTORCYCLE CLEANING .... 8-4 HOLDERS ........2-36 SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION ..1-6 SIDE STAND ......... 2-38 NOISE CONTROL SYSTEM SIDE STAND/IGNITION (AUSTRALIA ONLY)......
  • Page 151 Part No. 99011-47H57-01A May, 2015 EN © COPYRIGHT SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION 2015 Printed in Japan...