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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 n·m (9.8 Kgf-m, 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 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 ...

Other materials:

Short circuit check (wire harness to ground)
Disconnect the negative (–) cable from the battery.  Disconnect the connectors/couplers at both ends of the circuit to be checked. Note if the circuit to be checked branches to other parts as shown, disconnect all connectors/ couplers of those parts. Otherwise, diagnos ...

Brake fluid replacement
Caution handle brake fluid with care: the fluid reacts chemically with paint, plastic, rubber materials, etc. Front brake Place the motorcycle on a level surface and keep the handlebars straight.  Remove the brake fluid reservoir cap and diaphragm.  Suck u ...

Front brake hose removal and installation
Removal Drain brake fluid. Refer to “brake fluid replacement” . 2) Remove the front brake hoses as shown in the front brake hose routing diagram. Refer to “front brake hose routing diagram” . Installation Caution the seal washers should be replaced with the new ones to pr ...

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