Track Day Winner
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Kingsville, on
Motorcycle: 86 Yamaha Venture, 84 Suzuki GS1150EF x 2, 93 GSXR 750
Re: 97 GSXR 1100 rear shock replacement/upgrade
I just installed a rear shock from an 07 GSXR 1000 on my 93 750W, took a little longer than I thought but it was pretty easy to do, had lots of room for the new one, and everything lined right up.
My suggestion, after removing the old unit, loosen all the links and install the top bolts first. Get the bike high enough so when you go to install the bottom bolt, you can lower the swingarm an extra 8"-16". It will make things easy.
Adjust the settings on the new one and go for a test ride with a small flat head screwdriver so you can stop and adjust it on the road.