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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:

Turn signal switch inspection
Inspect the turn signal switch in the following procedures:  remove the air cleaner box. Refer to “air cleaner box removal and installation” in section 1d .  Disconnect the left handlebar switch coupler (1). (Yellow) Inspect the turn signal switch for continuity wit ...

Know your limits
Always ride within the boundaries of your own skills. Knowing these limits and staying within them will help you avoid accidents. A major cause of accidents involving only a motorcycle (and no cars) is going too fast through a turn. Before entering a turn, select an appropriately low corne ...

Fuel injector inspection and cleaning
Inspect the fuel injector in the following procedures:  remove the fuel injector. Refer to “throttle body disassembly and assembly” in section 1d .  Check the fuel injector for evidence of dirt and contamination. If present, clean and check for presence of dirt in the fuel lin ...

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