Look for a level parking area. If you
can't park on a paved surface, make
sure the ground surface is firm,
especially under the side stand.
If you must park on a hill, apply the
parking brake lock, and position the rear
tire against the curb at a 45 degree angle.
Make sure flammable materials such as
dry grass or leaves do not come in
contact with the exhaust system when
parking your motorcycle. Refer to
To avoid possible heat damage to your
motorcycle or personal belongings, do not
cover the exhaust muffler with a
protective cover or any clothing within 20
minutes after shutting off the engine.
Use the side stand to support the
motorcycle while parked.
To lower the side stand, use your foot
to guide it down. Remember that
lowering the side stand with the
transmission in the automatic shift
mode or 6-speed manual mode will
stop the engine. That is a function of
the side stand ignition cut-off system.
Check that the side stand is down all
the way so that the side stand ignition
cut-off system (page
If you have to park on a soft surface,
insert something solid under the side
stand for support.
Basic Operation & Riding
) is activated.