For safety, do not operate the instru-
ment buttons while riding the motor-
The tachometer shows the en-
gine speed in revolutions per minute
(r/min, rpm). On the right side of the
tachometer face is a portion called
the "red zone." Engine r/min (rpm) in
the red zone is above maximum rec-
ommended engine speed and is also
above the range for good performance.
Engine r/min (rpm) should not
be allowed to enter the red zone;
operation in the red zone will
overstress the engine and may
cause serious engine damage.
B. Red Zone
When the ignition switch is turned
on, the tachometer needle momentar-
ily goes from the minimum to the max-
imum, then goes back from the maxi-
mum to the minimum reading to check
its operation. If the tachometer does
not operate correctly, have it checked
by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.