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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:

Pair system inspection
Inspect pair system every 12 000 km (7 500 miles, 24 months) Inspect the pair (air supply) system periodically. Refer to “pair system inspection” in section 1b . Throttle valve synchronization Inspect throttle valve synchronization initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) (e-33 only) and ...

Corrosion prevention
It is important to take good care of your motorcycle to protect it from corrosion and keep it looking new for years to come. Important information about corrosion Common causes of corrosion Accumulation of road salt, dirt, moisture, or chemicals in hardto- reach areas.  Chipping ...

Oil pump inspection
Inspect the oil pump in the following procedures:  remove the oil pump. Refer to “oil pump removal and installation” .  Rotate the oil pump by hand and check that it moves smoothly. If it does not move smoothly, replace the oil pump assembly. Caution do not attempt t ...

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