When the Suzuki GSXR made its debut in 1985, no one could anticipate the bike's popularity. As the first true Japanese race replica, the Gixxer has enjoyed nearly twenty years of steady sales and performance and has continued to capture the attention of sportbike enthusiasts of all ages and riding styles. The reasons are simple: It's lightweight and fast, and has continued to perform successfully for many years. Whether taking to the streets or converging on the racetrack, Suzuki GSX-R riders know the importance of maintaining their bike's performance.
Focusing primarily on post 1996 models, well-known motorsports journalist and author Ian Falloon has brought together thirty of the most practical performance-enhancing projects for both veteran Gixxer owners and new riders alike. From basic routine maintenance to advanced suspension and fuel-injection tuning, Suzuki GSXR Performance Projects is an excellent primer for new riders and a great manual for experienced riders looking to take their bikes to the next level.
Each project includes helpful color photographs and step-by-step instruction, as well as estimates of the time commitment, cost, skill level, required tools, and performance gains of each project. From changing the oil and replacing the windshield to setting the throttle position sensor and installing an aftermarket engine management system, there's a performance project for every GSXR rider. Suzuki GSXR Performance Projects is the perfect do-it-yourself resource for the serious GSXR enthusiast!
TABLE of CONTENTS:
Acknowledgements | Introduction | Tools and Safety.
Section 1 ? Basic Servicing: Fairing and Seat Removal | Changing Engine Oil | Air Filter Replacement | Airbox Removal | Spark Plug Replacement | Clutch Adjustment | Adjusting Throttle Cable Play | Changing Coolant | Drive Chain Adjustment | Brake Pad Replacement.
Section 2 ? Engine, Fuel Injection, and Exhaust: Replacing Generator Cover and Installing Auxiliary Slider | Replacing Starter Idle Gear Cover and Installing Auxiliary Slider | Replacing Clutch Plates and Gearshift Detent Star | Installing an Aftermarket Slip-On Exhaust | Setting the Throttle Position Sensor | Installing and Setting an Aftermarket Engine Management System.
Section 3 ? Brakes, Rear Sprocket, and Suspension: Installing Aftermarket Front Brake Disc Rotors | Installing Aftermarket Brake Lines | Bleeding Brakes | Front Suspension and Sag Setup | Removing and Replacing the Rear Shock Absorber | Rear Suspension and Sag Setup | Rear Sprocket Replacement.
Section 4 ? Other Chassis Components: Installing Swingarm Track Stand Supports | Fitting an Aftermarket Steering Damper | Installing Aftermarket Footpegs and Foot Controls | Fitting a Higher Windshield | Installing Carbon-Fiber Protectors | Fitting Aftermarket Frame Sliders | Fitting Aftermarket Turn Signals.