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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Steering stem bearing removal and installation

Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual / Steering / Steering / handlebar / Repair instructions / Steering stem bearing removal and installation

Removal

  1. Remove the steering stem upper bearing and steering stem lower bracket. Refer to steering / steering damper removal and installation .
  2.  Remove the steering stem lower bearing inner race using a chisel.

Suzuki GSX-R. Steering stem bearing removal and installation


  1. Remove the steering stem upper and lower bearing races using the steel rod.

Suzuki GSX-R. Steering stem bearing removal and installation


Installation

Install the steering stem bearings in the reverse order of removal. Pay attention to the following points:

Caution

the removed bearings and races should be replaced with new ones.

Outer race

Special tool (a): 0994134513 (bearing
installer) (b): 0991370210 (bearing
installing set (10 75 ))

Suzuki GSX-R. Outer race


Inner race

Special tool (a): 0992518011 (bearing
installer)

Suzuki GSX-R. Inner race


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. ...

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 ...

Other materials:

Engine oil and filter replacement
Replace engine oil initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) and every 6 000 km (4 000 miles, 12 months) thereafter Replace oil filter initially at 1 000 km (600 miles, 2 months) and every 18 000 km (11 000 miles, 36 months) thereafter Oil should be changed while the engine is warm. Oil filt ...

Precautions
Precautions for wheel and tire Proper tire pressure and proper tire loading are important factors. Over loading tire can lead to tire failure and loss of motorcycle control.  Under-inflated tires make smooth cornering difficult, and can result in rapid tire wear. ...

Diagnostic information and procedures
Engine mechanical symptom diagnosis Refer to engine symptom diagnosis in section 1a . Compression pressure check The compression pressure reading of a cylinder is a good indicator of its internal condition. The decision to overhaul the cylinder is often based on the results of a compressio ...

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