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Break-In Procedure; Riding The Motorcycle; Parking - Honda 175 1971 Owner's Manual

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BREAK-IN PROCEDURE
:>rcycle should not be exposed to
· abusive riding conditions.
This
0
n will be rewarded by an extra-
1ble free life of the motorcycle.
It is recommended that for the first 600
miles (1,000km), the motorcycle not be
operated in excess of 80% of the maximum
speed of the respective gears.
RIDING THE MOTORCYCLE
the engine has been warmed up,
otorcycle is ready for riding.
the engine is idling, pull in the
lever
and
depress
the
gear
e pedal to shift into low (1st) gear
' release the clutch lever and at
me time gradually increase the
: speed by twisting the throttle
ounter clockwise.
Coordination
Jttle and clutch lever will assure
h positive start of the motorcycle.
the motorcycle attains a speed
lroximately 10 mph, close (twist
tise) the throttle, pull in the clutch
·"·
lever and shift to 2nd gear by raising
the gear change pedal.
5. This sequence is repeated progressively
in shifting to 3rd, 4th and 5th (top)
gear.
The shifting sequence is illust-
rated on page 16.
The maximum per-
missible speed for the respective gears
are shown in the following table.
mph (kph)
1~
- - , . ,
d
d
h
5th
Clow) 2n
Jr
4t
J!£eL
- - - - - - 1 - - -
Max.
llow-
25
37
50
68
81
ble
(40)
(60)
(80)
(110)
(130)
peed
6 When decelerating the motorcycle, co-
ordination of the throttle and the front
and rear brakes is most important.
1) The smooth gradual application of
both the front and rear brakes to-
gether with the required throttle
coordination will, under most con-
ditions assure positive speed reduc-
tion and stability. As the motorcycle
speed is reduced, it is common
practice to shift the transmission
progressively into the appropriate
gear. This assures maximum control
through better braking effectiveness
and acceleration when necessary.
2) For maximum deceleration and stop-
ping, simultaneously close the throt-
tle, disengage the clutch and apply
both the front and rear brakes, as
the motorcycle comes to a stop
disengage the clutch. This maneuver
requires smooth coordination of the
controls and to maintain skill it
should be practiced frequently.
Independent application of either
the front or rear brakes is possible,
but if only one brake is applied
strongly enough to lock the respec-
tive wheel, braking effectiveness is
greatly reduced and control of the
motorcycle is difficult.
PARKING
When parking the motorcycle. position
the ignition switch to the "OFF" posi-
tion and remove the key.
The steering
should also be locked.
Turn the fuel
valve to the "S" position.
When parking
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at night near traffic, the main switch can
be positioned to the parking position and
the key removed (refer to page 11). This
will turn on the tail light and make the
motorcycle visible to traffic.
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