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SAFETY INFORMATION
control, especially when riding in wet
conditions or on loose road surfaces,
when the ability to maneuver will be re-
duced.
Select Correct Gear Speeds
When going up steep slopes, shift to
a lower gear so that there is power to
spare rather than overloading the en-
gine.
Use Both Front and Rear Brakes
When applying the brakes, use both
the front and rear brakes. Applying on-
ly one brake for sudden braking may
cause the motorcycle to skid and lose
control.
Use Engine Brake
When going down long slopes, help
control vehicle speed by closing the
throttle so that the engine can act as
an auxiliary brake. Use the front and
rear brakes for primary braking.
Riding in Wet Conditions
Rely more on the throttle to control
vehicle speed and less on the front
and rear brakes. The throttle should al-
so be used judiciously to avoid skid-
ding the rear wheel from too rapid
acceleration or deceleration.
Braking performance is also reduced
in wet conditions. Carefully ride at a
slow speed and apply the brakes sev-
eral times to help dry and restores
them to normal operating performance.
Lubricate the drive chain after wet-
weather riding to prevent rust and cor-
rosion.
Ride Prudently
Riding at the proper speed and
avoiding unnecessarily fast accelera-
tion are important not only for safety
and low fuel consumption but also for
long vehicle life and quieter operation.

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