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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 n·m (5.0 Kgf-m, 36.0 Lbf-ft) rear shock absorber lower mounting nut (b): 50 n·m (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 ...

Other materials:

Rear brake hose removal and installation
Removal Drain brake fluid. Refer to “brake fluid replacement” .  Remove the rear brake hoses as shown in the rear brake hose routing diagram. Refer to “rear brake hose routing diagram” . Installation Caution the seal washers should be replaced with new ones to prevent ...

Pair system inspection
Inspect pair system every 12 000 km (7 500 miles, 24 months) Inspect the pair (air supply) system periodically. Refer to “pair system inspection” in section 1b . Throttle valve synchronization Inspect throttle valve synchronization initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) (e-33 only) and ...

Gearshift linkage inspection
Refer to “gearshift shaft / gearshift cam plate removal and installation” . Gearshift shaft Check the gearshift shaft for bend or wear. Check the return spring for damage or fatigue. If any defects are found, replace the defective part(-s). Gearshift shaft oil seal Inspect the gearshif ...

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