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Shifting Gears; Braking - Kawasaki 1400GTR ABS 2014 Owner's Manual

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Shifting Gears

Close the throttle while pulling in the
clutch lever.
Shift into the next higher or lower
gear.
Open the throttle part way, while re-
leasing the clutch lever.
WARNING
Downshifting to a lower gear at
high speed causes engine rpm to
increase excessively, potentially
damaging the engine and it may
also cause the rear wheel to skid
and cause an accident. Down-
shifting should be done below 5
000 rpm for each gear.
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE
NOTE
The transmission is equipped with a
positive neutral finder. When the mo-
torcycle is standing still, the trans-
mission cannot be shifted past
neutral from 1st gear. To use the
positive neutral finder, shift down to
1st gear, then lift up on the shift ped-
al while standing still. The transmis-
sion will shift only into neutral.

Braking

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
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