2019 Honda TRX500FM1 A — Owner's Manual
Carefully apply both the front and rear brakes when stopping in reverse gear. A single drum brake on the rear axle housing is mechanically activated by depressing the brake pedal or operating the left brake lever. Continuous brake application can overheat the brakes and reduce their effectiveness.
Practice the techniques outlined in this section on level ground and at low speeds until you are confident in making turns. Remember that steering the handlebar in the front differential lock mode will cause steering to be heavy and increase turning radius. Remember to shift your body forward to make sharp low-speed turns and whenever you turn while accelerating from a full stop.
Avoid hard braking or accelerating until you have regained directional control. Always follow proper procedures for climbing hills as described in this owner's manual. Always follow proper procedures for climbing a hill as described in this owner's manual.