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Braking

Close the throttle completely, leav-
ing 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
the front brake should be applied a lit-
tle more than the rear. Shift down or
fully disengage the clutch as neces-
sary to keep the engine from stalling.
Never lock the brakes, or it will cause
the tires to skid. When turning a cor-
ner, it is better not to brake at all. Re-
duce your speed before you get into
the corner.
Even in motorcycles equipped with
ABS, braking during cornering may
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE
cause wheel slip. When turning a
corner, it is better to limit braking to
the light application of both brakes
or not to brake at all. Reduce your
speed before you get into the corner.
For emergency braking, disregard
downshifting, and concentrate on
applying the brakes as hard as pos-
sible without skidding.
A. Front Brake Lever
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