This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Suzuki GSR600, made between 2006-2010.
The Suzuki GSR600 is a 599 cc 16 valve inline-four engine motorcycle made by Suzuki, introduced as a streetfighter-styled middleweight street-bike using the 2004 GSXR-600 engine. The engine is re-tuned for more usable midrange power as well as higher torque, but of course (like most upright standards), this comes at a cost of top-end power — though not as much as you’d think! The 2004 GSX-R600 makes a claimed 73 kW (98 hp), and the GSR600 makes 66 kW (88 hp), but peaking a lot lower.
The GSR600 was succeeded by the GSR750, which was based on a later model GSX-R750.
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Suzuki GSR600 Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Suzuki GSR600.
Interval: This interval should be judged by odometer reading or number of months, whichever comes first.
- I= Inspect and clean, adjust, replace or lubricate as necessary
- R= Replace
- T= Tighten
- (California model only) and (CA. only) means that the items or the maintenance interval is to be applied only for the California model.
|Air cleaner element (SU-6006)||–||I||I||R||I|
|Exhaust pipe bolts and muffler bolts||T||–||T||–||T|
|Exhaust control valve||I||–||I||–||I|
|Spark plugs (NGK CR9E)||–||I||R||I||R|
|Evaporation emission control system (CA only)||–||–||I||–||I|
|Engine oil (high quality synethetic blend e.g. Motul 5100)||R||R||R||R||R|
|Engine oil filter (HF138RC)||R||–||–||R||–|
|Throttle cable play||I||I||I||I||I|
|PAIR (air supply) system||–||–||I||–||I|
|Throttle valve synchronization||I (CA. only)||–||I||–||I|
|Engine coolant (super long-life kind e.g. Valvoline Zerex G05; otherwise replace every 2 years)||–||–||–||R|
|Clutch cable play||–||I||I||I||I|
|Drive chain (Motul chain care kit)||Clean and lubricate every 1,000 km (600 miles)||I||I||I||I||I|
|Brake hose||Replace every 4 years||–||I||I||I||I|
|Brake fluid (DOT 4 only)||Replace every 2 years||–||I||I||I||I|
|Chassis bolts and nuts||T||T||T||T||T|
|Lubrication (use lithium soap-based grease)||Lubricate every 1,000 km (600 miles)|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Suzuki GSR600
The manual recommends Bridgestone Battlax tyres front and rear for the GSR600, but of course you can use what you like.
The manual also recommends the following tyre sizes and pressures:
|Wheel||Tire size||Tire pressure (cold)|
|Front||120/70 ZR17 58W||250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm2, 36 psi)|
|Rear||180/55 ZR17 73W||290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm2, 42 psi)|
About the Suzuki GSR600
The Suzuki GSR600 is a great sports motorcycle that doesn’t force you to compromise too much from its stablemate the GSX-R600.
You only lose about 10% of the power, but thanks to the retuning (with milder camshafts and different fuel injection), the peak torque comes below 10,000 rpm — so it is still a fun, revvy motor, but with an accessible powerband. It’s just rare to hit over 12,000 rpm in everyday riding (but when you do, it’s great fun!). The motor isn’t as peaky as the Yamaha FZ6, for example, which was hardly detuned from the R6 at all (which is both praise and a complaint, depending on who you are).
You can ride the GSR600 from just 3000 revs in multiple gears in the powerband. It has a really nice sweet spot of tuning for low-end torque and high-end power.
The suspension is decent, with pre-load adjustable front forks and the rear shock with both preload and rebound damping adjustment. It’s not full adjustability, but at the time it was class leading.
The instrument panel includes a huge central analog tach and LCD digital speedometer, along with LCD digital gear position indicator, odometer, duel trip meters, fuel gauge and clock. This is a motorcycle from my favourite era of dashes, before LCDs took over the entire display, and definitely before touch TFTs became standard. It’s functional, elegant, and extremely clear. Having the tach front and centre reminds you that this is a race bike!
Pretty much the only thing you can complain about regarding the Suzuki GSR600 is that it isn’t the most handsome thing. The Hornet 600 (a.k.a. the Honda 599) was the looker of the day, and the FZ6 was the upright racebike. But that said, if you find a GSR600 in good condition, it’ll serve you well for many years.
Manual for the Suzuki GSR600
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Suzuki GSR600.
You can download it from here.