84 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE
Do not race the engine while the
transmission is in n e utra l.
New tires are slippery and may
cause loss of control and injury.
A break-in period of 160 km (100
miles) is necessary to estab-
lish norma l tire traction. During
break-in, avoid sudden and max-
imum braking and acceleration,
and hard cornering.
In addition to the above, at 1 000
km (600 mile) it is e xtre mely important
that the owner has the initial mainte-
nance service performed by an autho-
rized Kawas aki dealer.
Starting the Engine
Check that the engine stop switch is
A. Engine Stop Sw itch
B. Starter Button
Turn the ignition key to position.
Make sure the transmission is in neu-