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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Steering / steering damper removal and installation

Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual / Steering / Steering / handlebar / Repair instructions / Steering / steering damper removal and installation

Removal steering damper

  1. Turn the ignition switch off.
  2.  Disconnect the steering damper solenoid coupler (1).

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  1. Remove the lower bracket cover (2).

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  1. Remove the steering damper mounting nut (3) while holding the lock-nut (4).
  2. Remove the steering damper mounting bolt (5).
  3.  Remove the steering damper (6).

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Steering

  1. Support the motorcycle with a jack or wooden block.
Caution

do not work by using side stand. Do not support the motorcycle with exhaust pipe.

Make sure that the motorcycle is supported securely.

  1. Remove the front wheel assembly. Refer to “front wheel assembly removal and installation” in section 2d .
  2.  Remove the front forks. Refer to “front fork removal and installation” in section 2b .
  3.  Remove the steering damper. Refer to “steering / steering damper removal and installation” .
  4.  Lift and support the fuel tank. Refer to “fuel tank removal and installation” in section 1g (page 1g- 9).
  5. Remove the air cleaner box. Refer to “air cleaner box removal and installation” in section 1d .
  6.  Disconnect the ignition switch lead wire coupler (1) and immobilizer antenna lead wire coupler (for e- 02, 19, 24, 51) (2).

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  1. Remove the brake hose clamp bolt (3).

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  1. Remove the steering stem head nut (4) and washer (5).
  2.  Remove the steering stem upper bracket assembly (6).

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Note

it is not necessary to remove the ignition switch from the upper bracket when servicing the steering system.

  1. Remove the steering stem lock-nut (7), washer and steering stem nut (8) with the special tools
Note

when loosening the stem nuts, hold the steering stem lower bracket to prevent it from falling.

Special tool (a): 09940–14911 (steering stem nut
socket wrench) (b): 09940–14960 (steering stem nut
socket wrench)

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  1. Remove the steering stem lower bracket.
  2.  Remove the dust seal cover (9), dust seal (10), upper bearing inner race (11) and upper bearing (12).

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Installation

Install the steering in the reverse order of removal.

Pay attention to the following points:

Bearing

: Grease 99000–25010 (suzuki
super grease “a” or equivalent)

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Steering stem nut

Special tool (a): 09940–14911 (steering stem nut
socket wrench) (b): 09940–14960 (steering stem nut
socket wrench)

Tightening torque steering stem nut (a): 45 n·m (4.5 Kgf-m, 32.5 Lbfft) then turn back 1/4 – 1/2

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Note

this adjustment will vary from motorcycle to motorcycle.

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Special tool (a): 09940–14911 (steering stem nut
socket wrench) (b): 09940–14960 (steering stem nut
socket wrench)

Tightening torque steering stem lock-nut (b): 80 n·m (8.0 Kgf-m, 58.0 Lbf-ft)

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Steering stem upper bracket

Install the front forks and steering stem upper bracket in the following points:

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Tightening torque steering stem head nut (a): 90 n·m (9.0 Kgf-m, 65.0 Lbf-ft)

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Steering damper

: Grease 99000–25010 (suzuki
super grease “a” or equivalent)

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Tightening torque steering damper bolt (a): 23 n·m (2.3 Kgf-m, 16.5 Lbf-ft) steering damper nut (b): 23 n·m (2.3 Kgf-m, 16.5 Lbf-ft)

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Inspection after installation

Steering damper construction
Steering damper Dust seal Bearing 23 N·m (2.3 Kgf-m, 16.5 Lbf-ft) Apply grease. ...

Steering / steering damper related parts inspection
Refer to “steering / steering damper removal and installation” . Inspect the removed parts for the following abnormalities: Steering stem Distortion of the steering stem and brackets. ...

Other materials:

Rear wheel assembly construction
Rear sprocket nut Rear axle nut Brake disc bolt Clearance 60 N·m (6.0 Kgf-m, 43.0 Lbf-ft) 100 N·m (10 kgf-m, 72.5 Lbf-ft) 35 N·m (3.5 Kgf-m, 25.5 Lbf-ft) Apply grease. Apply thread lock to the thread part. ...

Steering components
Steering stem head nut Steering stem upper bracket Steering stem lock-nut Washer Steering stem nut Dust seal cover Dust seal Steering stem upper bearing Steering stem lower bearing Lower seal Steering stem lower bracket Steering stem lo ...

Steering tension adjustment
Check the steering movement in the following procedures:  by supporting the motorcycle with a jack, lift the front wheel unit is off the floor 20 – 30 mm (0.8 – 1.2 In).  Remove the steering damper. Refer to “steering damper construction” .  Check to make sure that the cabl ...

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