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Stopping The Engine; Stopping The Motorcycle In An Emergency - Kawasaki Z1000SX 2012 Owner's Manual

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Stopping the Engine

Close the throttle completely.
Shift the transmission into neutral.
Turn the ignition key to "OFF".
Support the motorcycle on a firm,
level surface with the side stand.
Lock the steering.
NOTE
The motorcycle is equipped with a
vehicle-down sensor, which causes
the engine to stop automatically and
the fuel injection warning symbol to
blink when the motorcycle falls down
and the starter button is pushed in.
After righting the motorcycle, first
turn the ignition key to "OFF" and
then back to "ON" for a few seconds
before starting the engine.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE
Stopping the Motorcycle in an
Emergency
Your Kawasaki Motorcycle has been
designed and manufactured to provide
you optimum safety and convenience.
However, in order to fully benefit from
Kawasaki's safety engineering and
craftsmanship, it is essential that you,
the owner and operator, properly main-
tain your motorcycle and become thor-
oughly familiar with its operation.
Improper maintenance can create a
dangerous situation known as throttle
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.
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