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This manual contains an introductory description on the SUZUKI VZ1600 and procedures for its
inspection/service and overhaul of its main components.
Other information considered as generally known is not included.
Read the GENERAL INFORMATION section to familiarize yourself with the motorcycle and its maintenance.
Use this section as well as other sections as a guide for proper inspection and service.
This manual will help you know the motorcycle better so that you can assure your customers of fast and
Inexperienced mechanics or mechanics without the proper tools and equipment may not be able
to properly perform the services described in this manual. Improper repair may result in injury to
the mechanic and may render the motorcycle unsafe for the rider and passenger.
* This manual has been prepared on the basis of the latest specifications at the time of publication. If
modifications have been made since then, differences may exist between the content of this manual
and the actual motorcycle.
* Illustrations in this manual are used to show the basic principles of operation and work procedures.They
may not represent the actual motorcycle exactly in detail.
* This manual is written for persons who have enough knowledge, skills and tools, including special tools,
for servicing SUZUKI motorcycles. If you do not have the proper knowledge and tools, ask your
authorized SUZUKI motorcycle dealer to help you.
© COPYRIGHT SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION 2004
This manual was compiled based on the service manual for VN1600 issued by Kawasaki Heavy Industries,
Ltd. Therefore, actual motorcycle condition may be different from photos in this manual.
Refer to the list of corresponding materials and tools of two models at the next page of this manual when
required in the manual.
The SUZUKI VZ1600 is derived from Kawasaki VN1600 and manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy industries,
LTD. All specfications of the VZ1600 equal to the VN1600.