96 HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE
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 common
causes of throttle failure are:
1. An improperly serviced or clogged
air cleaner may allow dirt and dust
to enter the throttle body 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-
gine stop switch may be used to stop
the engine. If the engine stop switch is
used, turn off the ignition switch after
stopping the motorcycle.
Operating or parking the vehi-
cle near flammable materials can
cause a fire, and can result in
property damage or severe per-
Do not idle or park your vehicle
in an area where tall or dry veg-
etation, or other flammable ma-
terials could come into contact
with the muffler or exhaust pipe.