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Safe Operation; Safe Riding Technique - Kawasaki VN900 2007 Owner's Manual

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Safe Riding Technique

The points given below are applicable for everyday motorcycle use and should
be carefully observed for safe and effective vehicle operation.
For safety, eye protection and a
helmet are strongly recommended.
You should be aware of and verify
the applicable safety regulations in
force prior to riding your motorcy-
cle. Gloves and suitable footwear
should also be used for added pro-
A motorcycle does not provide
the impact protection of an auto-
mobile, so defensive riding in addi-
tion to wearing protective apparel
is extremely important. Do not let
protective apparel give you a false
sense of security.


Before changing lanes, look over
your shoulder to make sure the way
is clear. Do not rely solely on the
rear view mirror; you may misjudge
a vehicle's distance and speed, or
you may not see it at all.
When going up steep slopes, shift
to a lower gear so that there is plenty
of power to spare rather than over-
loading the engine.
When applying the brakes, use
both the front and rear brakes. Ap-
plying only one brake for sudden


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