K9-L1 Suzuki GSX-R1000 (2009-2011) Maintenance Schedule & Service Intervals
This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Suzuki GSX-R1000 made from 2009 to 2011, known as the K9-L1 models.
Here are the maintenance schedules for the various generations of Suzuki GSX-R1000:
- 2001-2004 Suzuki GSX-R1000 — 988 cc engine, single round exhaust. K3-4 has a 32-bit ECU and 4 piston radial-mounted calipers, under 120 kW (161 hp) @ 10800 rpm
- 2005-2008 Suzuki GSX-R1000 — 999 cc engine from wider bore.Titanium valves, lightweight pistons, slipper clutch. Trapezoidal exhaust. 2007-2008 has heavier dual exhausts. More power (131 kW @ 11000 rpm). Slight power bump in 2007 to 134 kW (182 hp) @ 12000 rpm.
- 2009-2011 Suzuki GSX-R1000 — New more over-square engine, redesigned fork, still dual exhausts. Same power as 2007.
- 2012-2016 Suzuki GSX-R1000 — Lighter pistons, revised cams. Ride modes. ABS from 2014. Brembo calipers. Similar power. Single exhaust.
- 2017+ Suzuki GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R — RBW, IMU, more power (148.6 kW / 199.2 hp @ 13200 rpm)
The 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 was a big redesign compared to the K5 GSX-R1000 that came before it (with some minor revisions for 2007).
The 2009 variant is still based around a 999 cc inline four-cylinder engine with dual overhead cams and 16 valves, but the engine is more oversquare, with bore and stroke of 74.5mm x 57.3mm, up from 73.4mm and 59.0mm — giving the K5 motor the “long-stroke” moniker.
There were many other internal changes (see below). Externally, the 2009 GSX-R1000 also got a new more compact twin spar frame, a 33mm longer swingarm, a redesigned Showa BPF, and the twin exhausts introduced in 2007.
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Suzuki GSX-R1000 Service Intervals
Overall, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 has 3500 mile / 6000 km service intervals. At every service, change the oil, and do a host of other checks for leaks, smooth operation, and correct lubrication.
Suzuki recommends more checks every two services, and the major valve inspection check every 14500 mi / 24000 km.
Since the GSX-R1000 has a liquid-cooled engine, make sure the coolant is kept up to spec. Suzuki recommends changing the long-life coolant every four years.
What you need to service the Suzuki GSX-R1000 (2009-2011)
Below are the parts and consumable items you need to do a service on your Gixxer from 2009-2011.
|Maintenance item||Suzuki GSX-R1000 (K9, 2009-2011) spec|
|Engine oil||Use a high-grade synthetic that meets JASO MA and API SJ rating or higher, and NOT oils that are marked “energy conserving”. A good and popular high-end option, for example, is Motul 7100 10W-40.|
|Oil filter||Use a HF138RC, a high-quality replacement. This is the same on all GSX-R1000 motorcycles.|
|Spark plugs||Standard plugs are NGK CR9EIA-9 or Denso IU27D.|
|Air filter||The air filter is K&N SU-1009, the same from 2009-2016.|
|Brake fluid||Use Castrol DOT 4 or a similar high-quality brake fluid.|
|Coolant||Suzuki recommends Suzuki Super Long-Life Coolant, which you can get from dealers. You can also use Motorex M3.0 Coolant, a high-quality coolant with similar formulation.|
|Brake pads||EBC FA379HH for the 2009-2011 GSX-R’s Tokico 4-pot front caliper.|
Rear: EBC FA436HH.
|Chain maintenance||Use Motul chain paste for easy/convenient chain maintenance.|
Maintenance schedule for the K9 Suzuki GSX-R1000
Below is the maintenance schedule for the K9 Suzuki GSX-R1000 (2009-2011)
Notes / Legend
- I = Inspect and clean, adjust, replace, or lubricate as necessary.
- R = Replace
- T = tighten
- If there is a distance and time interval, judge the maintenance interval by the earlier of the distance or time intervals.
- The break-in service is not included as the time has already passed.
- In the L2 GSX-R1000’s manual, maintenance intervals are wider in the Europe/Oceania maintenance schedule for — one year or 12000 km / 7500 miles, six months or 6000 km / 3500 miles for North America.
- Valve service interval: The interval is 24000 km or 14500 miles OR every 24 months. Many manuals/models of motorcycles don’t specify a time interval (as it’s only in usage of the engine that the valves are used)
|mi x 1000||4||7.5||11||14.5|
|km x 1000||6||12||18||24|
|Engine oil (Motul 7100 10W-40)||R||R||R||R|
|Engine oil filter (HF138RC)||–||–||R||–|
|Air cleaner element (SU-1009)||I||I||R||I|
|Spark plugs (NGK CR9EIA-9)||I||R||I||R|
|Exhaust control valve||–||I||–||I|
|Throttle valve synchronization||–||I||–||I|
|Evaporative emission control system (if fitted)||–||I||–||I|
|PAIR (air supply) system||–||I||–||I||4 years: R|
|Throttle cable play||–||I||–||I|
|Clutch cable play||I||I||I||I|
|Radiator hose||I||I||I||I||4 years: R|
|Engine coolant (Motorex M3.0 Coolant for a super long-life equivalent)||4 years (when using super long-life)|
|Drive Chain (Motul chain paste)||I||I||I||I||600 mi (1000 km): C/L|
|Brake pads/discs (FA379HH, FA436HH)||I||I||I||I|
|Brake hoses||I||I||I||I||4 years: R|
|Brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4)||I||I||I||I||2 years: R|
|Front forks (inspect for leakage/play)||–||I||–||I|
|Rear suspension (inspect for leakage/play)||–||I||–||I|
|Exhaust pipe bolts and muffler bolts||–||T||–||T|
|Chassis bolts and nuts (see below for torque specs)||T||T||T||T|
|General lubrication (see manual for lubrication points)||Every 600 miles (1000 km)|
Wheel and tire sizes for the K9 GSX-R1000
The K9 GSX-R1000 uses the same wheel/tyre sizes as many sportbikes of its class.
|Wheel||Tyre (Tire) size||Tyre (Tire) pressure (cold)|
|Front||120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W)||36 psi / 250 kPa / 2.5 bar|
|Rear||190/50ZR17 M/C (73W)||42 psi / 290 kPa / 2.9 bar|
About the K9 Suzuki GSX-R1000
The 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 is 2009 version in the line of GSX-R superbikes that Suzuki has been making since 2001.
Like the model before it, the K9 GSX-R1000 is a superbike based on a high-power 999 cc inline four-cylinder engine with dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder.
But the K9 GSX-R has a new block, with a more oversquare design — leading to the K5 block being known as the “long-stroke” GSX-R1000 engine. The oversquare K9 engine revs higher, giving slightly more power at high RPM
The new engine is a clean-sheet design. It is shorter, letting engineers create a motorcycle with a shorter wheelbase, despite having a longer swingarm.
There are many changes to the engine, including shorter intake manifolds, a reshaped combustion chamber (with an increase in compression ratio to 12.8:1 from 12.5:1, a lighter SRAD airbox, larger intake and exhaust valves, revised camshafts and valve springs for higher revving, and a redesigned and repositioned transmission.
Aside from the engine, Showa also updated the Showa BPF design, with springs on the bottom.
Brakes on the K9 GSX-R1000 are the same — Tokico 4-piston calipers on 2011 mm discs.
The 2012 (L2) GSX-R1000 saw an update in many items, including Brembo brakes, even lighter engine internals, and a return to the single exhaust design.
Manual for the Suzuki GSX-R1000 (2009-2011)
The above info came from the service manual for the K9 Suzuki GSX-R1000.
You can buy service manuals from genuinesuzukimanuals.com.