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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Cushion lever removal and installation

Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual / Suspension / Rear suspension / Repair instructions / Cushion lever removal and installation

Removal

  1. Remove the right side cowling and side frame covers. Refer to “exterior parts removal and installation” in section 9d .
  2.  Support the motorcycle with a jack to relieve load on the cushion levers.
  3.  Remove the left muffler and muffler chamber heat guard no. 2. Refer to “muffler / muffler chamber / exhaust pipe removal and installation” in section 1k .
  4.  Remove the rear shock absorber. Refer to “rear shock absorber removal and installation” .
  5.  Remove the cushion levers (1).

Suzuki GSX-R. Cushion lever removal and installation


Installation

Install the cushion levers in the reverse order of removal.

Pay attention to the following point:

Tightening torque cushion lever mounting nut (a): 98 n·m (9.8 Kgfm, 71.0 Lbf-ft) cushion rod rear mounting nut (b): 98 n·m (9.8 Kgf-m, 71.0 Lbf-ft)

Suzuki GSX-R. Cushion lever removal and installation


Rear shock absorber disposal
Refer to “rear shock absorber removal and installation” . The rear shock absorber unit contains high-pressure nitrogen gas. Mishandling can cause explosion.  Keep away from f ...

Cushion lever inspection
Refer to “cushion lever removal and installation” . Cushion lever Inspect the cushion levers for damage. If any defects are found, replace the cushion levers with new ones. ...

Other materials:

Starter relay inspection
Inspect the starter relay in the following procedures:  remove the starter relay. Refer to “starter relay removal and installation” .  Apply 12 v to “a” and “b” terminals and check for continuity between the positive and negative terminals using the multi-circuit tester. If th ...

Muffler / muffler chamber / exhaust pipe removal and installation
Removal Loosen the muffler connecting bolts (1).  Remove the mufflers (2) by removing the mounting bolt and nut (3). Note support the muffler to prevent it from falling. Remove the side cowlings. Refer to “exterior parts removal and installation” in secti ...

Throtile cable play
This motorcycle has a twin throttle cable system. Cable A is for pulling cable and cable B is for returning. To adjust the cable play: Loosen the lock nut 1.  Turn the adjuster 2 so that the throttle grip has 2.0 - 4.0 Mm (0.08- 0.16 In) play.Tighten the lock nut 1. ...

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