This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Suzuki SV1000 and Suzuki SV1000S. The Suzuki SV1000 and the half-faired SV1000S are sport motorcycles made by Suzuki since 2003, but which were discontinued after a few years as Suzuki focused on their GSX-R1000.
The SV1000’s engine is sourced from the TL1000S, which never sold well itself (though is now a cult classic). Suzuki made over 300 changes to improve low-end and midrange performance.
So both the SV1000 and SV1000S have a 996 c 90-degree water-cooled fuel-injected engine that makes 89 kW (120hp) @ 9000 rpm at the rear wheel, and 102 Nm (75 lb-ft) at 7200 rpm. All in all, quite a lot of power in a very accessible powerband, and totally adequate for a bike with a wet weight of around 210-220 kg (different sources).
The SV1000S in particular was designed to compete directly with the Honda VTR1000F (also known as the SuperHawk or FireStorm, depending on the market), which was released before the Suzuki, and Ducati V-twin superbikes.
The SV1000 is the larger sibling to the popular 650 cc SV650 motorcycle. The SV1000 shares many common parts with the SV650, including all bodywork (front fairing, fuel tank and rear plastics/subframe), but the main frame, handlebars, swingarm and forks are different.
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Suzuki SV1000 Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Suzuki SV1000 and SV1000S.
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
NOTE: More frequent servicing may be performed on motorcycles that are used under severe conditions.
|Air cleaner element (K&N SU-6503)||I||I||R||I|
|Exhaust pipe bolts and muffler bolts||T||T||T|
|Spark plugs (NGK CR8EK are popular)||I||R||I||R|
|Fuel hoses||Replace every 4 years||I||I||I||I|
|Engine oil (10W-40 Jaso MA spec, e.g. Motul 5100)||R||R||R||R||R|
|Engine oil filter (HF138RC)||R||R|
|Engine idle speed||I||I||I||I||I|
|Throttle cable play||I||I||I||I||I|
|Throttle valve synchronization||I||I|
|PAIR (air supply) system||I||I|
|Engine coolant (Ethylene glycol pre-mix)||Replace every 2 years|
|Clutch hose||Replace every 4 years||I||I||I||I|
|Clutch fluid (DOT 4 only)||Replace every 2 years||I||I||I||I|
|Drive chain (Try a Motul chain care kit)||Clean and lubricate|
every 1000km (600mi)
|Brake pads (2 pairs FA148HH up front, 1 pair FA174HH rear)||I||I||I||I||I|
|Brake hose||Replace every 4 years||I||I||I||I|
|Brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4)||Replace every 2 years||I||I||I||I|
|Steering (grease bearings with lithium soap-based grease)||I|
|Chassis bolts and nuts||T||T||T||T||T|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Suzuki SV1000
The manual specifies the following tyre pressures and sizes for the Suzuki SV1000 and SV1000S. They recommend Michelin Pilot Roads, or other street-oriented tyres.
|Tyre||Size||Tyre pressure (cold)||Brand(s) shipped with|
|Front||120/70 ZR17 58W||36 psi/250 kPa/2.5 bar||Michelin Pilot Road B|
|Rear||180/55 ZR17 73 W||Solo: 36 psi/250 kPa/2.5 bar|
Dual: 42 psi/290 kPa/2.5 bar
|Michelin Pilot Road B|
About the Suzuki SV1000
The Suzuki SV1000 was meant to be a “big” version of the SV650. But it never really was as popular as the SV650, mostly because it was a bigger bike that also didn’t have the premium-spec component of its contemporary sibling, the first GSX-R1000 (and especially the second).
The engine in the SV1000 made over 90kW or 120bhp at the rear wheel when it first appeared in the TL1000S. The SV1000 didnt have the same tuning. Suzuki claimed 90 kW/120hp at the crank, which translated to a lower figure at the wheel. Thankfully, this is enough, as it’s a torquey bike. But you still need an exhaust and a tune if you want to get the full potential out of the SV1000.
One huge advantage of the SV1000 and SV1000S over the Firestorm/SuperHawk is that it’s fuel-injected. This means it’s easier to tune, more reliable, and less likely to gunk up if you leave it sitting for a while.
The suspension for the SV1000 is also decent. It has fully adjustable cartridge forks and a a fully adjustable rear shock (that is, preload, compression damping, and rebound damping on both ends). That’s great! It’s a lot more than you get on most bikes. People only modify the suspension if they’re serious racers (for which this isn’t most people’s first choice of bike — they would have opted for the K5 GSX-R1000 of similar vintage).
There were minimal changes to the SV1000 during its tenure. In 2005, Suzuki made some cosmetic changes, but also improved the engine with larger throttle boddies, higher-lift cams, a lighter flywheel, a higher compression ratio, and a new ECU. In 2006 there were just a few new colours released.
Manual for the Suzuki SV1000
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Suzuki SV1000.
You can download it from here.