Top tweaks for Suzuki GSX-R1000

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MCN's Michael Guy has been running a 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 this year. Here are his top tips on how to make a great bike even better:

1 New SBS Street front brake pads to improve initial bite and all round braking performance. (£24,

2 Put the forks up through the top yokes by 3mm to steepen head angle which made the Suzuki steer quicker and change direction easier. (£FOC advice from Philip Neil at TAS Suzuki)

3 Two turns of rear spring preload to stop the bike sagging under hard acceleration. (£FOC advice from ex-BSB champion John Reynolds)

4 Yoshimura Street Sports Tri-Oval slip-on. The stainless steel Yoshimura four into one end saves 7kg in weight. (£665.04, 01782-569800, or

5 Power Commander V. (£312.80,; 01995-600500 or

6 Dunlop Qualifier II tyres. (£220 per pair,

7 Suzuki Accessory Kit. Includes a host of carbon protectors and a double bubble screen. (£215,

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Marc Abbott

By Marc Abbott