90 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE
start if the transmission is in gear and
the side stand is down.
Close the throttle while pulling in the
Shift into the next higher or lower
A. Shif t Pedal
Open the throttle part way, while re-
leasing the clutch lever.
For smooth riding, each gear position
should cover the proper rate of speed
shown in the table.
Downshifting to a lower gear at
high speed causes engine rpm
to increase excessively, poten-
tially damaging the engine and
it may also cause the rear wheel
to skid and cause an accident.
Downshifting should be done
below the vehicle speeds for
each gear shown in the table.