Maintenance Schedule

  • Summary Chart

(note: "Tappet" == "valve")

  • Initial Service
  • Every 600 miles (1000km)
    • Clean and lube chain
    • Check Oil level. The distance from Low to Full on the Dipstick is approximately 1 pint (0.6 litres)
    • Check Tire Pressure (33psi Front & 36psi Rear)
  • Every 2000 miles (3000km)
  • Every 4000 miles (6000km)
    • Check battery electrolyte level and condition
    • Inspect spark plugs; regap or replace if necessary
    • Tighten cylinder head nuts and exhaust pipe bolts
    • Inspect valve clearance; adjust if necessary
    • Inspect all fuel lines for deterioration and leakage
    • (California models) Inspect evaporation canister and vapor lines
    • Change engine oil and replace filter
    • Check engine idle speed; adjust to 1200 rpm if necessary
    • Check clutch adjustment; adjust if necessary
    • Check drive chain tension; adjust if necessary
    • Inspect all brake hoses for chaffing, cracks or leakage
    • Check brake fluid levels in both master cylinders; add fluid if necessary
    • Check brake pad wear
    • Inspect tire condition and air pressure
    • Check steering operation; adjust if necessary
    • Check operation of front forks
    • Check rear suspension operation
    • Check all chassis bolts and nuts for tightness; tighten if necessary
    • Check all cable adjustments; adjust if necessary
    • Check throttle grip operation, play and adjustment
    • Check headlight aim, adjust if necessary
    • Check front and rear brake light switch operation
    • Lubricate rear suspension linkage and swing arm bearings
  • Every 7500 miles (12000km)
    • Replace spark plugs
    • Replace air filter element
    • Synchronize carburetors
    • Check operation of front brake
    • Check front fork seals for leakage
    • Check rear suspension operation
    • Check rear shock absorber for leakage, looseness or damage. From forum post: "Push on the tail of the bike, and listen to hear if it sounds like the shock is sucking in air. Pay attention to how fast the shock compresses, and how it rebounds - if it feels like it shoots back like a spring, you have a failed shock. If it comes back in a somewhat controlled manor, the stock shock is probably okay. If it overshoots and bounces around a bit, definitely bad shock."
    • Check rear suspension linkage for looseness or damage
    • Inspect tires for excessive wear, cuts or other damage
    • Check wheel rims for damage
    • Inspect drive chain guide for wear
    • Check break pedal height
    • Check centerstand for looseness or damage
    • Check sidestand for looseness or damage
  • Every 2 years
  • Every 4 years
    • Replace all brake hoses
    • Replace all fuel lines

Information taken from Suzuki service manual