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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


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Wiring harness routing diagram
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