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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Cushion rod 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 rod.
  3.  Remove the muffler chamber. Refer to muffler / muffler chamber / exhaust pipe removal and installation in section 1k .
  4.  Remove the cushion rod (1) and washer.

Suzuki GSX-R. Cushion rod removal and installation


Installation

Install the cushion rod in the reverse order of removal.

Pay attention to the following points:

Suzuki GSX-R. Cushion rod removal and installation


  1. Forward

Tightening torque cushion rod front mounting nut (a): 98 nm (9.8 Kgf-m, 71.0 Lbf-ft) cushion rod rear mounting nut (b): 98 nm (9.8 Kgf-m, 71.0 Lbf-ft)

Suzuki GSX-R. Cushion rod removal and installation


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. ...

Cushion rod inspection
Refer to cushion rod removal and installation . Collar and spacer Remove the collar and spacer from the cushion rod.  Inspect the collar and spacer for any flaws or other damage. If an ...

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Foreword
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