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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Rear shock absorber adjustment

After installing the rear suspension, adjust the spring pre-load and damping force as follows:

Spring pre-load adjustment

Std position 184.3 Mm (7.26 In)

Suzuki GSX-R. Spring pre-load adjustment


Damping force adjustment

Note

  •  turn the adjuster clockwise to stiffen the damping force and turn it counterclockwise to soften the damping force.
  •  Fine-tune the adjusters by turning it slightly until two punch marks align.

Rebound side

Fully turn the rebound damping force adjuster (1) clockwise. From that position (stiffest), turn it out to standard setting position.

Std position 2-3/4 turns out from stiffest position

Suzuki GSX-R. Rebound side


Compression side (low speed)

Fully turn the compression damping force (low speed) adjuster (1) clockwise. From that position (stiffest), turn it out to standard setting position.

Std position 2-1/4 turns out of from stiffest position

Suzuki GSX-R. Compression side


Compression side (high speed)

Fully turn the compression damping force (high speed) adjuster (1) clockwise. From that position (stiffest), turn it out to standard setting position.

Std position 3 turns out of from stiffest position

Suzuki GSX-R. Compression side


Rear shock absorber bearing removal and installation
Removal Remove the rear shock absorber. Refer to rear shock absorber removal and installation .  Remove the spacer (1). Remove the rear shock absorber bearing with the spec ...

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 ...

Other materials:

Transmission removal
Remove the engine assembly from the frame. Refer to engine assembly removal in section 1d .  Remove the engine top side. Refer to engine top side disassembly in section 1d .  Separate the upper and lower crankcases. Refer to engine bottom side disassembly in section 1 ...

Cushion lever removal and installation
Removal Remove the right side cowling and side frame covers. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d .  Support the motorcycle with a jack to relieve load on the cushion levers.  Remove the left muffler and muffler chamber heat guard no. 2. Refer to ...

Specifications
Service data Fi sensors Tightening torque specifications Reference: for the tightening torque of fastener not specified in this section, refer to tightening torque list in section 0c . ...

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