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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
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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 ...

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Starting the engine
Before attempting to start the engine, make sure:  The transmission is in neutral.  The engine stop switch is in the "" position. Note: this motorcycle has a starter interlock system for the ignition and starter circuit. The engine can only be started if:   ...

Oil pressure regulator / oil strainer inspection
Refer to oil pan / oil pressure regulator / oil strainer removal and installation . Oil pressure regulator Inspect the operation of the oil pressure regulator by pushing the piston with a proper bar. If the piston does not operate smoothly, replace the oil pressure regulator with a new on ...

Cam chain guide inspection
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