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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:

Cam chain guide / cam chain tensioner removal and installation
Removal Remove the cylinder head cover. Refer to “engine top side disassembly” .  Remove the cam chain guide no. 2 (1). Remove the cylinder head. Refer to “engine top side disassembly”  and “engine bottom side disassembly” .  Remove the starter clutch. Refer to “s ...

Turn signal / side-stand relay inspection
Refer to “electrical components location” in section 0a . Note make sure that the battery is fully charged. Before removing the turn signal/side-stand relay, check the operation of the turn signal light. If the turn signal light does not illuminate, inspect the bulb, turn signa ...

Stopping and parking
Twist the throttle grip away from yourself to close the throttle completely.  Apply the front and rear brakes evenly and at the same time.  Downshift through the gears as road speed decreases.  Select neutral with the clutch lever squeezed toward the grip (disenga ...

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