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Braking - Kawasaki Z1000 2014 Owner's Manual

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Close the throttle completely, leav-
ing the clutch engaged (except when
shifting gears) so that the engine will
help slow down the motorcycle.
Shift down one gear at a time so that
you are in 1st gear when you come
to a complete stop.
When stopping, always apply both
brakes at the same time. Normally
the front brake should be applied a lit-
tle more than the rear. Shift down or
fully disengage the clutch as neces-
sary to keep the engine from stalling.
Never lock the brakes, or it will cause
the tires to skid. When turning a cor-
ner, it is better not to brake at all. Re-
duce your speed before you get into
the corner.
For emergency braking, disregard
downshifting, and concentrate on
applying the brakes as hard as pos-
sible without skidding.
Even in motorcycles equipped with
ABS, braking during cornering may
cause wheel slip. When turning a
corner, it is better to limit braking to
the light application of both brakes
or not to brake at all. Reduce your
speed before you get into the corner.
A. Front Brake Lever


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