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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:

If a collision is imminent, do something
Many riders fear locking up their brakes or haven't learned to swerve to avoid an accident. Many inexperienced riders (and too many seasoned riders) use only their rear brake in an emergency, resulting in unnecessary impacts in some cases and unnecessarily high impact speeds in other case ...

Headlight
To replace the headlight bulbs, perform the following steps: Upper light bulb Remove the bolt 1 to lift the instrument panel 2. Turn the cap 3 counterclockwise and remove it. Unhook the bulb holder spring 4 and pull out the socket 5.  Pull off the bulb from ...

Procedure for returning to service
Clean the entire motorcycle.  Remove the oily rags from the air cleaner intake and muffler outlet.  Drain all the engine oil. Install a new oil filter and fill the engine with fresh oil as outlined in this manual.  Remove the spark plugs. Turn the engine a few tim ...

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