Kawasaki J300 - Owner's Manual > Ignition Switch, Steering Lock, Security Shutter, Seat Lock
This is a three-position, key-operated switch.
The key can be removed when it is in the or position.
1. Turn the handlebars fully to the left.
2. Push the key down in the position and turn it to .
Turning the ignition switch to the position while riding the motorcycle shuts down the entire electrical system (headlight, brake light, turn signal light, etc.) and the engine will stop, which could cause an accident resulting in severe injury or death. Never operate the ignition switch while riding the motorcycle; only operate it when the motorcycle is at a standstill.
- The tail, city, license plate lights and headlights go on whenever the ignition key is in position. To avoid battery discharge, always start the engine immediately after turning the ignition key to the position.
- If you leave the key in position on for a long time, the battery may become totally discharged.
To shut the security shutter:
- Push the "SHUT" button, and then the security shutter is closed.
- "SHUT" Button
- Security Shutter
To open the security shutter:
- Insert the specific key to the ignition switch so that the dent of the specific key is aligned with the projection of the ignition switch.
- Turn the key clockwise, and then the security shutter is opened.
To unlock the seat:
- When the ignition key at the position, push the key in and turn it counterclockwise from the to position.
- When the ignition key at the position, turn it counterclockwise from the to position.
- When the ignition key at the position turn it counterclockwise from the to position.
- Pull up on the back portion of the seat to lift it up.
To lock the seat:
- There is a latch on each side of the seat. Use both hands to push down the rear of the seat firmly on both sides to make sure both latches engage.
- Pull up the rear of the seat to confirm it is securely locked on both sides.
Right Handlebar Switches
- Engine Stop Switch
- Starter Button
- Hazard Switch
Refer to the Starting the Engine section in the HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE chapter for starting instructions.
Engine Stop Switch
To stop the engine in an emergency, move the engine stop switch to the position.
Ordinarily, the engine stop switch must be in the position for the motorcycle to operate.
Ordinarily, the ignition switch should be used to stop the engine.
Although the engine stop switch stops the engine, it does not turn off all the electrical circuits and eventually the battery will be discharged.
Push in the hazard switch with the ignition switch in the position. All the turn signal lights and turn signal indicators will blink.
Be careful not to use the hazard lights for an extended period of time, otherwise the battery may become totally discharged.
Left Handlebar Switches
- Dimmer Switch
- Turn Signal Switch
- Horn Button
- Passing Button
High or low beam can be selected with the dimmer switch.
High beam... (High beam indicator: see Meter Instruments section)
- Do not allow anything to cover the headlight lens when the headlight is on. If covered, heat can build up in the headlight lens causing lens discoloration or melting, as well as damage to the item covering the lens.
Turn Signal Switch
When the turn signal switch is turned to the left () or right () the corresponding turn signal lights and turn signal indicator blinks. To cancel the turn signal, push the switch in.
When the horn button is pushed, the horn sounds.
The high beam turns on only while the passing button is pushed.
Brake Lever Adjuster
While pushing the brake lever forward, rotate the adjuster and choose a suitable lever position from the four positions.
[Brake Lever Adjustment]
The electrical accessory 12 volt connectors are located in the glove box.
An accessory may be connected to its connector.
- Accessory Socket
Mobile phone charge only. Use other appliance may cause damage.
Coolant Temperature Gauge The coolant temperature shown by the number of segments displayed. If the coolant temperature rise to above 110ºC (230ºF), all the segments are displayed, and the "H" mark and the coolant temperature indicator blink.
WARNING Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain conditions, creating the potential for serious burns. Turn the ignition switch off.