Squeeze and release the throttle lever
several times to make sure that there is no
hesitation in its travel. It should be smooth
over the complete range, and spring back to
the idle position when released.
Before starting the engine, always check
the operation of the throttle lever.
Check for looseness in the handlebars.
Turn them as far as possible to the right
and left to make sure that operation is
smooth and unrestricted throughout the
whole range. Make sure that the jet thrust
nozzle also changes directions as the han-
dlebars are turned, and that there is no free
play between the handlebars and the jet
Check for looseness in the steering pole.
Move it up and down to make sure operation
is smooth and unrestricted throughout the
whole range. Make sure the steering pole
does not have any side play.