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 ridden 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

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Driven Mirror Eliminators Install

  • For both street and track riders the Driven Suzuki GSX-R1000 2017-2018 Mirror Eliminators are a great way to clean up the front of the bike when you remove the mirrors. Driven added a ton of detail to these eliminators with a multi axis cnc machine that set these apart from the competition and they are available in multiple colors to match your color scheme. Mirror eliminators are a great option for riders who ride their bike on the street and take it to the track for some track day riding. Most track day orgs either want the mirrors removed or taped over to pass tech, installing these on the bike gets that done in style. If your GSXR 1000 is in full race trim with race bodywork installed these can add a little detail with a pop of color while securing the upper to the fairing stay.

    Once you have eliminated the mirrors and cleaned up the front it is time to install a bar end mirror for street riding. Driven has three bar end mirrors to choose from:

    Driven Halo Stainless Steel Bar End Mirror

    Driven Monza Mirror

    Driven Racing D-Axis Bar End Mirror

AiM SmartyCam GP HD & AiM Solo 2 DL Lap Timer Install

  • If you are riding on the race track a lap timer is a great tool that can be used to improve your riding. When we first started track riding most of the lap timers were IR models that required a beacon to work and did not do much beyond logging lap times. Today there are several GPS based lap timers available with the ability to display and log tons of data that can be used to help take your riding to the next level. In our opinion the AiM Solo 2 DL GPS Lap Timer & Data Logger is the best of the best. The Solo 2 DL can interface directly with most modern sportbike ECU's recording all the important data coming from the vehicle Engine Control Unit. Additional sensors and complicated wiring are not required anymore.

    The AiM SmartyCam GP HD connects directly to the Solo 2 DL to create the ultimate HD video, data logging system. This system allows you to have all the data from the Solo 2 DL on the video as an overlay so you can see exactly what you are doing and where you are doing it. For the price of a full titanium race exhaust system you can have a tool that do more for your riding than that exhaust system ever could.

Grattan Raceway on the Suzuki GSX-R1000R 7.1.2018 with Sportbike Track Time

  • Max Van, Jimmy Fox, Corey, John and myself all rode with STT the weekend of 6.30.2018 and 7.1.2018. This video is one lap from that weekend and is the best overall laptime I recorded riding during the weekend on the GSX-R1000R. The weather was dry both day with temps in the mid 90's so it was a hot one for sure. The bike was still pretty much stock with the following mods completed: M4 Full Titanium Exhaust, Driven TT Rearsets, Stompgrip, Vortex EK Chain Kit (16/41) and Spiegler Brake Lines (ABS still active). The 1:25.2 lap time is not too shabby on a bike with a horn and headlight to be fair. That said it is a long way off my best of 1:21 and not even close to the potential this bike has to offer.

    Once Video Steve had this up on YouTube I sent a link to my man Chris Ulrich who is taking on the role of a long distance personal riding coach for me. After watching the video CU called and we went over the things he spotted. His first comment was "you are not looking far enough down track", to which I responded "how do you know you can't see my face in the video". From there he explained my shallow and early corner entry in several corners was a clear sign that I was not looking far enough out front. He went over a couple other items and stressed focusing on the fundamentals when I hit the track mid July with Sportbike Track Time Again. Stay tuned to see if I can get myself sorted out and let this GSXR run a little faster.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Driven HALO Fuel Cap Install

  • OEM gas caps are one of the first things to get replaced on most sportbikes. The Driven HALO Fuel Cap Base Suzuki GSX-R1000 03-18 bolts right up to the tank of your GSXR ready to accept the Driven HALO Fuel Cap which is available in 6 different colors to fit the color scheme of your bike.

    We have installed the Driven keyless fuel caps on several STG Project Bikes over the years and have always been happy with their style, fit and performance. This is a great mod for any track bike that gets you one step closer to eliminating the key all together as well as a common mod for street riders looking to customize the look of their bike.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Engine Coolant Change "How To"

  • If you plan to take your GSXR 1000 to the race track to burn some laps make sure to check with the tech inspection regulations before you load up and head out as most groups do not allow glycol based coolant which is what comes in the bike from the factory. We use Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant in all of our bikes here at STG and recommend this coolant to both street and track riders. It is also important to know that most manufacturers recommend replacing the coolant every two years to keep the cooling system in proper working order.

    In this video we show the steps required to flush your cooling system and replace your coolant successfully. While this video focuses on the steps for the 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 you can use this as a guide for other bikes as well. Bleeding air out of the system is the single most important step in the process and we cover this in depth here.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Driven SS Bar End Weights Install

  • The Driven SS Bar End Weights are an easy install, look great and can help to reduce the vibration in the bars which can have a positive effect on dreaded arm pump. These bar ends are a direct fit for most aftermarket clip ons with hollow 7/8" bars. (Driven, Woodcraft, Vortex, Apex) If you plan to install these onto the OEM clip ons on your 17-18 GSXR 1000 you will also need to pick up the Driven Bar End Adapter for Suzuki Models DBEW-ADP-SU which is sold separately.

    We have ridden the GSXR 1000R a few times after installing the SS Bar End Weights and are happy to report they do seem to reduce the vibrations in the bars. Made in the U.S.A. the Driven SS Bar End Weights are available in 5 different anodized colors to customize the look of your GSXR.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Vortex V3 Gas Cap Install

  • The Vortex V3 Gas cap for the Suzuki GSXR 1000 replaces the OEM gas cap that requires the use of the key. This is a no brainer for a track bike as well as a popular mod with many street riders. The Vortex Gas Cap has a vent system built in to prevent the build up pressure in the tank. This is the same gas cap that our Race Team Partner, Team Hammer, runs on their Suzuki race bikes. As expected with any Vortex product the fit and finish of the cap is excellent.

    In this video we show the steps required to install the gas cap on most any bike. This is a pretty basic install most any rider can handle and get a great result.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Vortex V3 2.0 Rearsets Install

  • The 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Vortex V3 2.0 Rearsets are the same ones used in MotoAmerica on the M4 ECSTAR Suzuki GSXR 1000 ridden by #85 Jake Lewis. This kit has a race proven design that will allow you to get the foot controls on your GSXR 1000 dialed in to suit your riding style. Vortex provides an amazing level of adjustment with this kit from toe pieces on the pedals to the footpegs to suit any riding style with 32 possible positions.

    This kit allows for both Standard and GP (reverse) shift patterns with smooth operating bearing supporting the pedal. If you have a track only bike the kickstand bracket can be removed and replaced with the included bracket to eliminate it. We have ridden the GSXR 1000R with this kit installed and would recommend them to anyone with full confidence.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Block Off Plates Install

  • If you plan to install a full exhaust system on your GSXR block off plates are a must. To get all the benefits a full system has to offer we recommend installing block off plates to eliminate the PAIR System and doing an FTECU Flash Tune. On the 17-18 GSXR 1000 the engine light will be illuminated when the PAIR Valve is removed. The best way to handle this is to flash the OEM ECU. The Suzuki GSXR 1000 Driven Block Off Plates allow you to remove the PAIR system and seal up the cover.

    This project requires a reasonable level of mechanical skill to complete. As with any of the projects we show if you do not feel comfortable doing this on your own we recommend taking the bike to a licensed motorcycle technician.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Armour Bodies Race Bodywork Install

  • The 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Armour Bodies Race Bodywork Kit really fits the Suzuki well. Watch this install video as we break down the fit of each individual piece, showing what it takes to get a professional end result. The fit and finish of this kit rivals that of kits that sell for well over $1000 making this a great value in the $700 range.

    Once Van was done fitting the kit to the bike we sent it off to our local painter asking for a color match on the OEM Suzuki Blue to match the tank. No race bodywork is complete without a proper set of decals. We use PopShadow Decals on all of our STG Bikes. Tea and Steve do a great job using the best materials in the business with amazing customer service! If you want to see the finished result click on the link for the bodywork kit above, we have a ton of pictures of the bike in that listing.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Graves Full Exhaust System Install

  • The Graves Motorsports offers a full line of high end exhaust for most modern sportbikes. With Graves you can expect fit a premium fit and finish that rivals Akrapovic in our opinion. The Suzuki GSXR 1000 Driven Block Off Plates uses full titanium tubing and weighs 14.15 lbs less than the OEM system. This system eliminates the OEM exhaust sensor as well as the exhaust valves. We recommend installing block off plates to eliminate the PAIR system and flashing the OEM ECU to get the maximum benefit from the Graves full system. FTECU offers FlashTune Kits for the GSXR 1000 that allow you to turn the engine light off for the exhaust servo, exhaust sensor and PAIR system while unlocking the true potential of your Suzuki.

    If you have purchased a Graves Full System and are going to flash the ECU with an FTECU Kit Graves will give you access to ECU files they developed to be used with their exhaust. To get access to this file you will need to contact Graves directly and supply a proof of purchase for the full system.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Lightech Chain Adjusters Install

  • The 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Lightech Chain Adjusters should be installed on every GSXR 1000, replacing those OEM adjusters screws and blocks. Lightech Chain Adjusters make dialing in the chain tension fast and easy to do. Once they are installed you do not need to worry about those OEM adjuster screws coming loose again (we had this happen twice on ours).

    Both functional and beautiful the quality of this part will impress from the moment you open the box all the way through the install. Available in multiple colors to accent your color scheme is an added bonus we all appreciate. If you prefer to use a GP Style Rear Stand Lightech offers an optional GP Lifter Kit you can install withe the Chain Adjusters. We did this and found the Woodcraft Superbike Rear Stand works perfectly with these lifters.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Motion Pro REV2 Throttle Kit Install

  • Wether you are riding your GSXR 1000 on the track or the street it won't take long before you discover that stock throttle requires one long twist to get wide open. A quick turn throttle is a great mod for any sportbike, this is especially true if you are riding on the race track. Reducing the amount of twist it takes to get the throttle open helps with acceleration as well as the transition from throttle to brakes. The Suzuki GSXR 1000 Motion Pro REV2 Throttle Kit comes with 5 different reels that allow you to tune the throttle to best suit your riding style. For our Project Bike we installed the Progressive RR Reel that is smoother on the initial application to help keep the bike settled while you are leaned over. Once you pass the initial application it ramps up quickly which is perfect for track riding.

    When installing this kit on the Suzuki GSXR 1000 you will also need the Motion Pro Enhanced Right Side Start/Stop Switch (Suzuki C) which is sold separately and required to complete the installation. Motion Pro did a great job with the REV2 Throttle Kits. From the cables to the stop/start switch each component in the kit is of excellent quality.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Lightech Carbon Rear Fender Install

  • Why is there no rear fender on the new Suzuki GSXR 1000??? Designing an aftermarket rear fender gets a little more complicated when there is not one on the bike from the factory. The 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Lightech Carbon Rear Fender is a creative, simple design that installs easily with a factory look for an end result. This is available in either a Polished or Matte Finish with a matching carbon front fender also available and sold separately. In our opinion this rear fender is the one to have if you want one on your 1000.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Woodcraft Keyswitch Elimination Harness Install

  • If you plan to convert your GSXR to a track only bike you need the Suzuki GSXR 1000 Woodcraft Keyswitch Elimination Harness in your life! Installing this allows you to remove the OEM keyswitch and use the start / stop switch to power the bike on and off. We have used this on several of our STG Project Bikes and will continue to install them on everyone moving forward. Installing this with a keyless gas cap totally eliminates the need for the key and helps to drop a little extra weight at the same time.

    Installing the Woodcraft Keyswitch Elimination Harness require you to remove the upper triple clamp, the fuel tank as well as the airbox to complete. In this video we show all the steps we used to get this done on our GSXR 1000R. After watching the install if you do not feel comfortable tackling this project we recommend taking the bike to a licensed motorcycle technician.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Vortex Racing Clip Ons Install

  • Few things are more important than being comfortable with the controls on your 180 + hp Suzuki GSXR 1000. Replacing the OEM clip ons with a set of Vortex Racing Clip Ons allows you to dial in the position of the handlebars to suit your riding style. Once they are installed you have control over height, length and angle of the handlebars that you would not with fixed OEM clip ons. In the event of a crash that results in handlebar damage you can replace just the tube allowing you to get back on track in no time (OEM clip ons are 1 piece so you need to remove the upper triple clamp to replace a damaged bar).

    These are the same clip ons you will find on the M4 ESCTAR Suzuki Team Race Bikes so you know they offer quality and performance you can count on. Replacing the OEM clip ons on your bike is a project that requires a reasonable level of mechanical ability. Anytime you are working on the hand controls the end result needs to be flawless. If you are not comfortable doing this project yourself we recommend taking your bike to a licensed motorcycle technician.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Superbike Rear Brake Reservoir Install

  • The Superbike Rear Brake Reservoir Kit can be installed to replace the OEM rear brake reservoir with a section of Tygon tubing and a breather end cap. This mod gives your track bike that Superbike look we all want and allows you to relocate the rear brake reservoir if your aftermarket rearsets require that.

    The Superbike Rear Brake Reservoir Kit includes: 1 Breather Cap, 1 12" length of 8mm Tygon 2375 Tubing and two 7/16" spring clamps. This kit is deigned as a performance oriented off road modification which may not be suitable for street use. Installation may vary from model to model. This kit will work for most Japanese Sportbikes allowing you to eliminate the stock rear brake reservoir. Be sure to leave an adequate air gap in the tube after the brakes are bled to allow for expansion and contraction. Please watch our video for reference. By purchasing this kit you are acknowledging STG is not responsible for anything caused by misuse or misinstallation of this kit.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Attack Performance Rearsets Install

  • The 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Attack Performance Rearsets kit will allow for both Standard and GP Shift, no additional parts required. Getting the ergonomics of the bike to fit your personal riding style is key element to improving your lap times. (Think Jorge Lornezo with the fuel tank mod on the Ducati in MotoGP) Attack has built an incredible amount of adjustability into their 2017 and up Suzuki GSXR 1000 Rearsets, allowing you to adjust the position of the footpegs and both pedals over a wide range.

    Due to the massive amount of adjustment this kit offers it may be necessary to lengthen the rear brake reservoir hose. Attack includes a length of tubing to replace the OEM tube. On our STG Project Bike we decided to replace the OEM rear brake reservoir with our Superbike Rear Brake Reservoir Kit. This solves that problem while giving the GSXR 1000 that true Superbike look. We have ridden the STG Suzuki GSXR 1000 Project Bike with the Attack Rearsets installed and love the feel and performance they offer. The bearings for both the shifter and brake pedals offer some of the tightest tolerances in the industry, this is a contributing factor to their precision feel.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Lightech Carbon Front Fender Install

  • The 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Lightech Carbon Front Fender looks great on the bike and is the perfect addition to the LightTech Carbon Rear Fender we installed on the GSXR previously. The quality of the carbon is exactly what you would expect from LighTech, offering a great looking weave with a near OEM fit from the fender. If you like a little bling in your life then you need this on our GSXR 1000!

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Driven Captive Wheel Spacers Install

  • If you are using your GSXR 1000 as a track bike that means you will be changing some tires. The 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Driven Captive Wheel Spacers make wheel changes much easier by staying in place as you fit the wheel back on the bike. We recommend this mod to any serious track rider because it makes a real difference and is worth every penny spent!

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Attack Performance 50mm Zero Offset Handlebar Kit Install

  • Ergonomics of the bike are a key component of fast lap times. Most aftermarket clip ons extend the reach to the bars approximately 3/4" to 1" as compared to the OEM clip ons (this can vary from bike to bike). The Attack Performance 50mm Zero Offset Handlebar Kit bring the bars closer to the rider the most OEM clip ons. If you feel like the reach to the bars is longer than you like then you need these in your life. Attack feels these are the right choice for riders 5' 10" and under on most bikes. Having ridden the STG Suzuki GSXR 1000 Project Bike with OEM, Vortex Clip Ons and the Attach Zero Offset Clip Ons we can say they help to get the bar into a position others are not able to. For me these clip ons actually made the bike easier to ride.

    In this video we show all of the steps it takes to install these on the 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000. Installing these moves all of the controls closer to the rider which may require modification or replacement of certain parts to get the best end result. When we installed these on our bike we have the Motion Pro Rev2 Throttle on the bike. To complete the install we have to rework the brake reservoir bracket and add spacers to the steering stop to reduce the sweep of the handlebars a bit.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Ohlins TTX GP Rear Shock Install

  • When it comes to performance motorcycle suspension Ohlins is the Gold Standard all others are measured by. Replacing the OEM rear shock with the 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Ohlins TTX GP Rear Shock totally transformed the handling of the GSXR 1000, making a noticeable difference felt on the very first lap. I installed the shock without making any adjustments to the out of the box set up and it felt so much more planted when driving our of each corner at Barber I was asking myself why I waited so damn long to do this!

    The front fork is still stock and will remain that way until at least the Spring of 2019. To be fair it feels pretty darn good so I do not have a reason to upgrade it yet. Riding the bike for the first part of the 2018 season the stock rear shock felt soft from the first day. Sure it never did anything that put me on my head, that said it also never gave me the confidence to push harder. Looking back I wish I would have just installed the Ohlins rear shock earlier in the season.

2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Lightech R Version Rearsets Install

  • The 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Lightech R Version Rearsets are a one of the highest quality motorcycle parts I have ever installed. That said they are also the most expensive rearset kit I have ever installed retailing for $800. Lightech rearsets are available in two versions that share all of the core features. The R Version uses some titanium hardware, includes folding footpegs and toe pieces with a trick multi colored carbon heel guard. The Standard Version starts at $559 with fixed footpegs and toe pieces with the same level of quality machining found on the R Version. Here is a link to the Standard Version: 2017-2018 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Lightech Rearsets

    These rearsets are a pleasure to ride with offering incredible feedback and precision shifting. If these fit into your budget pull the trigger, you will not be disappointed.