Steps to follow when starting, shifting gears and parking

1. Starting: After starting up the engine, warm it up for 3-5 minutes before riding. Engine warm-up is essential especially when the temperature is low. Never run the engine in high rotation to speed up the warm-up. An engine without enough warm-up may suffer faster wear in parts like cylinder, piston rings and rocker arms. Always look around to observe the riding environment and give signal before setting off. The key to a successful starting is the coordination between the throttle and clutch. Hold the clutch lever, shift to low gear, release the clutch lever slowly, while accelerating gradually with your right hand. Accelerate if you find the engine stalling, decelerate if the engine revolution is high. Try to control the engine revolution, to make the engine speed remain stable during the whole process when the clutch starts to joint till it’s fully jointed.


2. Gear shifting: Speeding and gear-shifting follow right after your set-off. When shifting gears, the motorcycle is in idling interval during the separation of the clutch, the motorcycle runs with inertance, you cannot control the speed with accelerator. Therefore, you have to minimize the time of clutch separation. When shifting from low gear to high gear, accelerate first, then turn down the throttle, hold the clutch lever tightly to make the clutch separate, shift to higher gear, then release the clutch lever gently, and accelerate. Repeat the steps to reach the highest gear.

When riding the motorcycle, remember to shift to lower gear when engine power is not enough (e. g. when climbing) or when there’s barrier on the road. Steps for shifting from high gear to low gear are: turn down the accelerator to lower the speed, hold the clutch lever tightly and swiftly and shift to the target gear, then release the clutch lever gradually and accelerate. You can only shift from high gear to lower gear when the speed is lowered to match the designated speed on the target gear. Otherwise, the high speed may cause huge traction to the engine after gear-shifting, and cause damage to the transmission parts.

3. Parking: When parking, turning down the accelerator first, hold the clutch lever tight to shift to neutral gear, and apply both front and rear brakes evenly. When operating the brake system, always be gentle, especially on wet, smooth road surfaces or at turning section. When braking in case of emergency in high speed, never try to stop the motorcycle by braking hard, always apply the hand brake and foot brakes gently at the same time first and release quickly, then brake again to fully stop.