This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Suzuki GSX-650F, made between 2007 and 2015.
The Suzuki GSX650F is a sport touring motorcycle. It is essentially an updated Bandit, trying to fill the void of the retired Suzuki GSX750F Katana, made until 2006.
The GSX-650F’s 656 cc liquid-cooled engine makes 63 kW (85 bhp) and has a sporty 12,500 rpm redline, driving power to the ground through a 6-speed with a chain drive. The GSX650F has standard ABS in some markets, like Canada.
In Australia and New Zealand, the Suzuki GSX650F is available in an “FU” (excuse me, rude!) model to comply with the learner motorcycle scheme (LAMS). This is through a modified ECU that has most of the upper band of available engine revs mapped to lower power output. But maintenance for the LAMS version is the same.
The Suzuki GSX650F was effectively replaced by the Suzuki GSX-S750 in 2015.
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Suzuki GSX650F Maintenance Schedule
Maintaining your Suzuki GSX650F is like maintaining most other motorcycles — regular oil changes, chain maintenance, and occasional valve inspections.
The most overlooked item on a GSX650F is replacing the fluids — brake fluid, clutch fluid, and coolant.
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Suzuki GSX650F.
- I= Inspect and clean, adjust, replace or lubricate as necessary.
- R= Replace
- T= Tighten
|mi x 1000||4||7.5||11||14.5|
|km x 1000||6||12||18||24||Every|
|Air cleaner element (K&N SU-6505)||I||I||R||I|
|Exhaust pipe bolts, muffler bolts and nut||–||T||–||T|
|Spark plugs (NGK CR8E)||I||R||I||R|
|Evaporation emission control system (CA only)||–||I||–||I|
|Engine oil (recommend Motul 7100, a good synthetic oil)||R||R||R||R|
|Engine oil filter (HF138RC)||–||–||R||–|
|Throttle cable play||I||I||I||I|
|Throttle valve synchronization||–||I||–||I|
|PAIR (air supply) system||–||I||–||I|
|Engine coolant (Suzuki super long life coolant equivalent)||Replace every 4 years|
|Clutch hose||I||I||I||I||Replace every 4 years|
|Clutch fluid (DOT 4 only)||I||I||I||I||Replace every 2 years|
|Brake hose||I||I||I||I||Replace every 4 years.|
|Brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4)||I||I||I||I||Replace every 2 years.|
|Chassis bolts and nuts||T||T||T||T|
Maintaining your Chain on your Suzuki GSX650F
Suzuki recommends that you maintain your chain regularly according to the following schedule.
|Chain maintenance item||Every|
* Correct tension / slack (20-30mm / 0.8-1.2 in at loosest point)
* Adequate lubrication
* No excessive wear / damage
|Ride (pre-ride check)|
|Clean and lubricate chain||1000 km / 600 miles|
Damage includes loose pins, damaged rollers, dry or rusted links, kinked or binding links, excessive wear, and improper adjustment.
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Suzuki GSX650F
The manual of the GSX650F specifies the following tyre specs, as well as the following tyre pressures as standard.
The manual also recommends Bridgestone BT tyres front and rear.
|Tyre||Size||Tyre pressure (cold)||Brand(s) shipped with|
|Front||120/70 ZR17 58W||36 psi / 250 kPa||BRIDGESTONE BT011F N|
|Rear||160/60 ZR17 69 W||42 psi / 290 kPa||BRIDGESTONE BT020R G|
About the Suzuki GSX650F
The Suzuki GSX650F is one of Suzuki’s street-oriented sport bikes. Still an exciting engine, but with the practical benefit of a slightly more comfortable riding position, an engine tuned more for torque, and ABS as an option (or standard in many markets).
Most of Suzuki’s middleweight in-line fours are derived from Suzuki GSX-R engines, and the GSX’s is likely not entirely an exception, even though Suzuki says it’s all-new.
The liquid-cooled, dual overhead cam, 16-valve, four-cylinder 656cc engine is larger than the GSX-R600’s engine and smaller than that of the GSX-S750, but otherwise has fuel injection, liquid cooling, and an an engine that likes to be revved up.
At peak, the GSX650F’s engine makes a pretty mild 64 kW (86 hp) at 10500 rpm, with peak torque of 62 Nm (46 ft-lb) at 8900 rpm. So it’s a rev-happy engine, but in reality, there’s lots of torque from relatively low in the rev range.
You need that torque, too, as the GSX650F isn’t light. It weighs 245 kg (541 lb) wet, much more than most 650-class motorcycles (like the much newer Honda CBR650R for example).
The modest power and high weight means that the GSX650F isn’t really a sport bike, but rather an everyday commuter that can provide a little entertainment when you need it.
Suzuki de-tuned the engine for mid-range torque by choosing a mild camshaft profile as well as by adjusting the fuel map to suit the intake, cams, and exhaust.
The engine in the Suzuki GSX650F is easy to live with and responsive. It’s one of those bikes that starts instantly no matter how cold it is and can be ridden away basically immediately.
The GSX’s is very comfortable. The handlebar gives you natural reach to the controls with almost no pressure on your wrists and shoulders. The easy reach to the controls lets you get good leverage on the grips, either for straight-line riding or for pushing through turns.
The tank and fairing on the Suzuki GSX650F are still built with a shape that lets you “hug” them with your legs so you feel connected to the bike. The footpegs are relatively low, and even long-legged riders have room to spread out without banging our knees into the fairing. The steel tank means you can use a magnetic tank bag, which will stay in place for a long time, thanks to the good airflow around the windscreen.
Suspension on the GSX650F is fairly basic, with 41mm conventional forks that are adjustable for preload. At the rear you have a monoshock that’s adjustable for preload and rebound damping.
Brakes on the Suzuki GSX650F are a fairly competent pair of 310mm discs, onto which some 4-piston Tokico calipers bite.
Manual for the Suzuki GSX650F
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Suzuki GSX650F in a recent year.
You can download Suzuki manuals from here, though they’re usually removed after a few years.