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Starting Off; Shifting, Riding; Braking - Husqvarna TE 125 EU Owner's Manual

Husqvarna motorcycles 2014 owner's manual
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RIDING INSTRUCTIONS
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Do not open the throttle.
9.3

Starting off

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Switch on the light before riding. This will make it easier for other road users to see you.
When you are riding, the side stand must be folded up and secured with the rubber band.
Pull the clutch lever, engage 1st gear, release the clutch lever slowly, and simultaneously open the throttle carefully.
9.4

Shifting, riding

Warning
Danger of accidents If you change down at high engine speed, the rear wheel can lock up.
Do not change into a low gear at high engine speed. The engine races and the rear wheel can lock up.
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If you hear unusual noises while riding, stop immediately, switch off the engine and contact an authorized Husqvarna workshop.
First gear is used for starting off or for steep inclines.
When conditions allow (incline, road situation, etc.), you can shift into a higher gear. To do so, release the throttle while simultane-
ously pulling the clutch lever, shift into the next gear, release the clutch, and open the throttle.
If the choke function was activated, deactivate it after the engine has warmed up.
When you reach maximum speed after fully opening the throttle, turn back the throttle to about 3/4 of its range. This barely reduces
vehicle speed but lowers fuel consumption considerably.
Always open the throttle only as much as the engine can handle – abrupt throttle opening increases fuel consumption.
To shift down, brake and close the throttle at the same time.
Pull the clutch lever and shift into a lower gear, release the clutch lever slowly, and open the throttle or shift again.
Switch off the engine if you expect to be standing for a long time.
Guideline
≥ 2 min
Avoid frequent and longer slipping of the clutch. This heats the engine oil, the engine, and the cooling system.
Ride with a lower engine speed instead of with a high engine speed and a slipping clutch.
9.5

Braking

Warning
Danger of accidents If you brake too hard, the wheels can lock.
Adapt your braking to the traffic situation and the road conditions.
Warning
Danger of accidents Reduced braking efficiency caused by spongy pressure point of front or rear brake.
Check the brake system and do not continue riding. (Your authorized Husqvarna workshop will be glad to help.)
Warning
Danger of accidents Reduced braking efficiency due to a wet or dirty brake system.
Clean or dry a dirty or wet brake system by riding and braking gently.
On sandy, wet, or slippery surfaces, use the rear brake.
Braking should always be completed before you go into a bend. Change down to a lower gear appropriate to your road speed.
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