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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Rear shock absorber removal and installation

Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual / Suspension / Rear suspension / Repair instructions / Rear shock absorber 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 rear shock absorber.
  3.  Remove the left muffler and muffler chamber heat guard no. 2. Refer to muffler / muffler chamber / exhaust pipe removal and installation in section 1k .
  4.  Remove the rear shock absorber lower mounting bolt and nut (1).

Suzuki GSX-R. Rear shock absorber removal and installation


  1. Remove the rear shock absorber upper mounting bolt and nut (2).

Suzuki GSX-R. Rear shock absorber removal and installation


  1. Remove the rear shock absorber upward

Suzuki GSX-R. Rear shock absorber removal and installation


Installation

Install the rear shock absorber in the reverse order of removal. Pay attention to the following points:

Tightening torque rear shock absorber upper mounting nut (a): 50 nm (5.0 Kgf-m, 36.0 Lbf-ft) rear shock absorber lower mounting nut (b): 50 nm (5.0 Kgf-m, 36.0 Lbf-ft)

Suzuki GSX-R. Rear shock absorber removal and installation


Suzuki GSX-R. Rear shock absorber removal and installation


Rear suspension inspection

Refer to rear suspension inspection in section 0b .

Rear suspension assembly construction
Rear shock absorber mounting bolt (upper) Rear shock absorber mounting nut (lower) Cushion rod mounting nut (front) Cushion rod mounting nut (rear) Cushion lever mo ...

Rear shock absorber inspection
Refer to rear shock absorber removal and installation . Shock absorber Inspect the rear shock absorber for damage and oil leakage, and absorber bushing for wear and damage. If any defect is foun ...

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Brake system inspection
Inspect brake system initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) and every 6 000 km (4 000 miles, 12 months) thereafter Inspect brake hose and brake fluid every 6 000 km (4 000 miles, 12 months) The brake system of this motorcycle is filled with a glycol-based brake flui ...

Fuses
The main fuse is located under the front seat. To access the fuse, remove the seat by referring to the seat lock and helmet holders. The fuses are located inside the left fairing. One 1 oa and one 15a spare fuses are provided inside the fuse box. They are designed to open when ...

Rear turn signal light bulb replacement
Caution when you touch the bulb with your bare hands, clean the bulb with a cloth moistened with alcohol or soap water to prevent premature bulb failure. Remove the rear turn signal light lens (1). Replace the bulb (2). Reinstall the removed parts ...

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