HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE 99
Do not race the engine while the
transmission is in neutral.
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 normal 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 extre me ly impo rtant
that the owner has the initial mainte-
nance service performed by an autho-
rized Kawasaki dealer.
Starting the Engine
Check that the engine stop switch is
A. Engine Stop Switch
B. St arter Button
Turn the ignition key to “ON” position.
Make sure the transmission is in neu-