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 itemSuzuki GSX-R1000 (K9, 2009-2011) spec
Engine oilUse 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 filterUse a HF138RC, a high-quality replacement. This is the same on all GSX-R1000 motorcycles.
Spark plugsStandard plugs are NGK CR9EIA-9 or Denso IU27D.
Air filterThe air filter is K&N SU-1009, the same from 2009-2016.
Brake fluidUse Castrol DOT 4 or a similar high-quality brake fluid.
CoolantSuzuki 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 padsEBC FA379HH for the 2009-2011 GSX-R’s Tokico 4-pot front caliper.
Rear: EBC FA436HH.
Chain maintenanceUse Motul chain paste for easy/convenient chain maintenance.
Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 (2009-2011) maintenance parts

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 100047.51114.5
km x 10006121824
Months6121824Every
Engine oil (Motul 7100 10W-40)RRRR
Engine oil filter (HF138RC)R
Air cleaner element (SU-1009)IIRI
Spark plugs (NGK CR9EIA-9)IRIR
Valve clearancesI
Exhaust control valveII
Fuel hoseIIII
Throttle valve synchronizationII
Evaporative emission control system (if fitted)II
PAIR (air supply) systemII4 years: R
Throttle cable playII
Clutch cable playIIII
Radiator hoseIIII4 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)IIII600 mi (1000 km): C/L
Brake pads/discs (FA379HH, FA436HH)IIII
Brake hosesIIII4 years: R
Brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4)IIII2 years: R
TiresIIII
SteeringII
Front forks (inspect for leakage/play)II
Rear suspension (inspect for leakage/play)II
Exhaust pipe bolts and muffler boltsTT
Chassis bolts and nuts (see below for torque specs)TTTT
General lubrication (see manual for lubrication points)Every 600 miles (1000 km)
Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 (2009-2011) maintenance schedule

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.

WheelTyre (Tire) sizeTyre (Tire) pressure (cold)
Front120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W)36 psi / 250 kPa / 2.5 bar
Rear190/50ZR17 M/C (73W)42 psi / 290 kPa / 2.9 bar
Tyre sizes and pressures

About the K9 Suzuki GSX-R1000

2011 Black Suzuki GSX-R1000 on track

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.

Suzuki GSX-R1000 2009 2010 2011 instrument cluster
Analogue and digital dash for the K9 GSX-R1000

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.

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