92 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE
the “Battery M aintenance” section in
the MAINTENANCE A ND ADJUST-
Stopping the Engine
Close th e throttle completely.
Shift the transmission into neutral.
Turn the ign itio n key to .
Support the motorcycle on a firm,
level surface with the side stand.
Lock the steering.
Stopping the Motorcycle in
Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been
designed and manufactured to pro-
vide you optimum safety and conve-
nience. However, in order to fully ben-
efit from Kawasaki’s safety engineering
and craftsmanship, it is essential that
you, the owner and operator, properly
maintain your motorcycle and become
thoroughly familiar with its operation.
Improper maintenance can create a
dangerous situation known as throt-
tle failure. Two of the most comm on
causes of throttle failure are:
1. An improperly serviced or clogged
air cleaner may allow dirt and dust
to enter th e throttle bo dy and stick
the throttle open.
2. During removal of the air cleaner,
dirt is allowed to enter and jam the
fuel injection system.
In an emergency situation such as
throttle failure, your vehicle may be
stopped by applying the brakes and
disengaging the clutch. Once this
stopping procedure is initiated, the en-
the engine. If the engine stop switch is