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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:

Rear brake caliper parts inspection
Refer to “rear brake caliper disassembly and assembly” . Brake caliper cylinder Inspect the brake caliper cylinder wall for nicks, scratches or other damage. If any damage is found, replace the caliper with a new one. Brake caliper piston Inspect the brake caliper piston surface for any s ...

Turn signal / side-stand relay removal and installation
Removal Turn the ignition switch off.  Remove the frame cover assembly. Refer to “exterior parts removal and installation” in section 9d .  Remove the turn signal/side-stand relay (1). Installation Install the turn signal/side-stand relay in the reverse order of removal ...

Front footrest bracket construction
Footrest bracket bolt Rear brake master cylinder mounting bolt Footrest guard bolt Footrest bracket no. 1 (Lh) Footrest bracket no. 1 (Rh) Footrest Footrest holder Rear brake pedal Footrest bracket no. 2 (Lh) Footrest bracket no. 2 (Rh) Ban ...

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