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Braking - Kawasaki KLX150L 2013 Owner's Manual

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HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE
WARNING
Downshifting at high speed can
make the rear wheel skid and
cause an accident resulting in se-
vere injury or death, as well as
cause the engine to overrev and
damage it. When shifting down to
a lower gear, do not shift at such
a high speed that engine rpm
jumps excessively. Downshift at
the vehicle speeds shown in the
table in this section.
Open the throttle part way, while re-
leasing the clutch lever.
Vehicle speed when shifting
Shifting down
5th→4th
4th→3rd
3rd→2nd
2nd→1st

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Close the throttle completely, leaving
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
little more than the rear. Shift down
or fully disengage the clutch as
km/h (mph)
50 (31)
40 (25)
30 (19)
20 (13)

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