2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 R STG Project Bike

  • After the first lap Van took on the Suzuki GSXR 1000 R last summer at the Roadracing World 1000cc Bike Shootout at Miller he wanted to get one of his own. We had wrenched on and riddent the R1 for almost 3 years at that point so it was time to begin a new project bike. Having the opportunity to ride all of the current liter bikes on the same day it was clear the Suzuki was the one that suited him best in stock trim. With this project we will do both street and race bike mods with the end result being a replica of the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000 ridden by Jake Lewis in MotoAmerica Superbike.

    To help us take this project to the next level we will have technical support from Team Hammer to get the all new GSXR dialed in. While we may not be able to ride the GSXR like the Man with the Mullet Mr. Jake Lewis we are looking forward to a little factory race team support.

  • Brian Van wrenching on the STG Project Bike
2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000R STG Project Bike How To Videos

The First Step To New Motorcycle Break In

  • No matter what you do in life best practice is to always put your best foot forward. At the start of any relationship a great first impression goes a long way IMO. When you take a pretty girl on a date be smart enough to walk with her to the car and open her door. These little gestures of kindness make people feel good and motivate them to do nice things for you.

    If you want your new motorcycle to treat you nice then you need to make a great first impression. No better way to get that done than providing her with a quality set of motorcycle stands to rest safely on like the Pit Bull Stands that support our new STG Suzuki GSXR1000 R. Check out our STG Motorcycle Stand Buyers Guide for a deep dive into the world of quality motorcycle stands.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 M4 Full Exhaust System Install

  • This is the same M4 Titanium Full Exhaust System used on the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSXR 1000 ridden by the man with the mullet Jake Lewis in MotoAmerica Superbike. With this system you get the benefit of the additional development time M4 has invested in this pipe to help Team Hammer get the most out of the new Suzuki GSXR 1000. The Full Titamium System we offer is the exact same one the race team runs on their bikes.

    The stock system on the GSXR 1000 tips the scales at 23 lbs and is has a massive canister. Installing the 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 M4 Titanium Full Exhaust System increases the power, reduces the weight by over 14 lbs and gives the GSXR a much cleaner look. M4 offers this system in 3 variants: Carbon Can w/ Full Titanium Pipe, Carbon Can w/ Full Stainless Steel Pipe and Carbon Can w/Stainless Steel Header + Titanium Midpipe.

How To Remove The Stock Bodywork on a 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000

  • Being able to remove the OEM Bodywork on your Suzuki GSXR 1000 is key if you plan to do the maintenance or mods yourself. Odds are if you have this bike it is not the first one you have parked in your garage and have worked with OEM bodywork before. Even with prior experience this video is worth watching and will help you get that bodywork off and back on again without the drama associated with the first time removal that is pretty common. Suzuki did a great job with the OEM bodywork on this bike so the process is pretty straight forward. If you have any questions or comments please leave them on the YouTube Video and Brian Van will answer them for you.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 New Rage Cycles Fender Eliminator Install

  • The all new GSXR 1000 is an amazing bike, no one would argue that fact. That said it still comes with a massive OEM rear fender just like all the other sportbikes do. Installing the 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 New Rage Cycles Fender Eliminator will clean the lines up on your new Suzuki, giving it a little superbike style.

    Watch our video install where we show you the finished result and every step it takes to get you there if you need a little help getting your kit installed. After installing this you will notice the flash rate is a little faster than stock (we show this in the video) due to the change in load with the LED rear signals. If you preferred the stock flash rate you will need to install the New Rage Cycles Dual-Load Equalizer to slow it down.

M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000 17-18 Vortex / EK 520 Chain and Sprocket Kit Install

  • This is the same chain and sprocket kit used on the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSXR 1000 ridden by Jake Lewis in MotoAmerica. Installing the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-R1000 17-18 Vortex / EK 520 Chain and Sprocket Kit on your GSXR will reduce the weight, reduce the drivetrain friction and allow you tune the gear ratio to your riding style.

    We recommend this kit for racing, track day riders as well as street riders looking to reduce the weight and increase the performance of their GSXR 1000. On the M4 ECSTAR STG Suzuki GSXR 1000R Project Bike we are running the most used gearing combination on Jake Lewis's GSXR 1000 which is a 16 tooth front (one tooth down from stock), 41 tooth rear (4 teeth down from stock) and 118 links in the EK 3D Chain (2 links longer than stock). Using the 16 front / 41 tooth rear and 118 links the final ratio is a little taller than stock and weighs 2.15 lbs less than the stock 525 kit does. The wheel base is longer than stock which will have a positive impact on stability and handling. At 118 links of length with a 16 tooth front sprocket you can run a 41, 42 or 43 tooth rear sprocket without making a change to chain length if you need to fine tune the gearing for a particular track.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Driven TT Rearsets Install

  • The 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Driven TT Rearsets offer all the adjust-ability you need to dial in the ergonomics of the GSXR to suit your riding style. Six footpeg positions are available with laser etched numbers that reflect the difference from the stock position make dialing position in easy. This kit allows for either standard or GP (reverse) shift patterns which is a feature we like to see. Folding toe pieces are found on both the shift and brake pedals to help reduce damage in a crash or tip over.

    Driven designed this kit to accept the stock rear brake light switch on the brake side. If you ride on the street having that rear brake light switch functional is a real plus, this kit gets that done without having to install any additional parts. We have ridden the bike on the track with this rearset kit on the bike and really like how the bike feels with them installed.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Spiegler Brake Line Kit Install

  • Replacing the rubber OEM brake lines with a set of stainless steel braided lines is one of the best performance mods you can make to your new GSXR. Installing the Spiegler Suzuki GSX-R1000 2017-2018 Brake Line Kit on your ABS equipped GSXR will dramatically improve both braking power and feel.

    This Spiegler Brake Line Kit will the ABS equipped 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 and Suzuki GSXR 1000R models. The ABS System on both models is designed to improve the braking performance of the bike with the R Model getting a few additional ABS features not found on the standard model. If you have an ABS equipped GSXR 1000 we recommend leaving the system intact and replacing the rubber OEM lines to improve braking power and performance. On the R Model the ABS system will sense rear wheel lift under hard braking and adjust the pressure to balance the bike for corner entry. We have found this feature to work well while riding the STG Suzuki GSXR 1000R Project Bike. As if that was not enough the ABS System is also able to sense and optimize brake pressure while leaned over (trail braking) to dial in the braking force to the available traction. In our opinion these are valuable features which is why we recommend retaining the ABS.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Hotbodies Windscreen Install

  • We installed the Tall Clear version of the Hotbodies Windscreen on our 2018 STG M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSXR 1000R, replacing the low profile OEM screen. Having ridden with the stock screen previously on the track we found it impossible to get below the bubble which gets a little interesting at 160 mph on the straightaway! The screen we installed on the STG Project Bike is the same one used on the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSXR 1000 ridden by Jake Lewis in MotoAmerica and was developed using input from the race team. The profile of the Tall Version of the screen creates a nice bubble when you are blasting down the straight in the tuck.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 GB Racing Engine Cover Kit Install

  • Whether you ride on the track or the street installing the GB Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000 2017-2018 Engine Cover Set is something we recommend. OEM engine covers are vulnerable and can be damaged in a race track crash or a simple driveway tip over. When this happens your ride is over unless you have an engine cover in your pocket. GB Racing Cover Protectors bolt right over your OEM covers to help reduce the possibility of being damaged.

    Over the years we have installed several sets of GB Racing Covers and have crash tested them with excellent results. Each time we have installed a set of GB Covers we have been impressed with the quality, fit and engineering that goes into their products. This kit is another solid example of how good their products are.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Driven Engine Plugs Install