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1.2 - COMPONENT LOCATIONS

When you ride a motorcycle off-road, you need to be able to operate the throttle, clutch, brakes, and motorcycle. This section of the manual will describe the function, location, and operation of all the basic controls of your motorcycle.

 

Clutch Lever

The clutch lever       is located on the left side of the handlebar.

Hand Brake Lever & Throttle

The hand brake lever       and throttle       are mounted on the right side of the handlebar.

 

Choke Lever (On Handlebar) If applicable

When pulling the choke lever       toward you, a cylinder in the carburetor is opened. Through this cylinder the engine can take in additional fuel. This results in a rich fuel & air mixture, which is needed for a cold start. When releasing the choke lever, the cylinder is closed.

Choke Lever (On Carburetor)

When pulling up the choke lever       a cylinder in the carburetor is opened. Through this cylinder the engine can take in additional fuel. This results in a rich fuel & air mixture, which is needed for a cold start. When pushing down the choke lever, the cylinder is closed.

Stop Switch

The stop (kill) switch       turn off the engine. When this button is pressed, the ignition circuit is turned off.

Start Switch (Electric Start Engine)

The start switch       turns on the engine. When this button is pressed, the electric starter will engage to start the engine. Once started, release the button.

Key Switch (No Steering Lock)

The ignition key       is used to supply power from the battery to the electrical components of the motorcycle. Turn the switch to the “OFF” position      when you are finished riding, or if you wish to stop the engine.

       OFF position

       ON position

Key Switch (With Steering Lock) if applicable

The ignition key       is used to supply power for the battery to the electrical components of the motorcycle in the “ON” position      Turn the switch to the “OFF” position      when you are finished riding, or if you wish to stop the engine.

Key Switch (Locking the Steering) if applicable

To lock the steering system, turn the key to the “OFF” position       push and release the key, then rotate counter-clockwise to the “LOCK” position

Fuel Filler Cap

To Open: Turn the cap       counter-clockwise.

To Close: Turn the cap clockwise, make sure the breather tube       is installed.

Gear Shift Lever

The gear shift lever       is on the left side of the engine. The gear positions are shown in the illustration on the left. (6th gear is optional, depending on your engine).

Foot Brake Lever (Rear Brake)

The rear brake lever       is located on the right side of the engine near the foot rest. Its basic operation is to apply the rear brake to slow or stop the motorcycle.

Kick Start Lever

The kick start lever       is mounted on the right side of the engine. It is used to start the engine in case the electrical starter system is non-functional.

Side (Kick) Stand

Push the side stand       to the ground and tilt the motorcycle to the left. Make sure the motorcycle is on solid ground and the position is secure.

Fuel Tap

OFF – In this position, the fuel tap is closed. No fuel can

           flow to the carburetor. Fig. 1

ON – In this position, the fuel tap is open. Fuel can flow to

          the carburetor. With the tap in this position, the

          tank will be emptied. Fig. 2

 

 

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