Kawasaki J300 - Owner's Manual > Safe Operation
The following should be carefully observed for safe and effective vehicle operation.
Carbon Monoxide Hazard
Exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless poisonous gas. Inhaling carbon monoxide can cause serious brain injury or death. DO NOT run the engine in enclosed areas. Operate only in a well-ventilated area.
Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain conditions. To prevent fire or explosion, turn the ignition key off. Do not smoke. Make sure the area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot light.
Never Ride with Drugs or Alcohol
Alcohol and drugs impair your judgment and reaction time. Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while riding motorcycles.
Protective Gear and Clothing
Kawasaki strongly recommends both the operator and passenger wear a helmet even if this is not a legal requirement.
- Make sure that your helmet fits correctly and is properly fastened.
- Choose a motorcycle helmet that meets the safety standards applicable to your country. Ask your motorcycle dealer to advise you if necessary.
Always use eye protection. If your helmet does not have a visor installed, wear goggles.
Wear gloves which have suitable protection for your hands, especially against abrasion.
Wear the riding wear which have protectors for each parts of the body (chest, shoulders, back, elbows and knees, etc.) as much as possible, or wear protectors for them.
- Always wear a long- sleeved jacket and long trousers which are abrasion resistant and keep you warm.
- Wear clothing that allows freedom of movement.
- Avoid wearing clothes which have loose cuffs or other fastenings which could interfere with the controls of your motorcycle.
- Wear bright, highly visible clothing.
Wear proper protective boots that fit properly and do not interfere with gear shifting or braking.
Make sure of your own safety first. Determine the severity of any injuries and call for emergency assistance if needed. Always follow applicable laws and regulations if any other person, vehicle or property is involved.
Keep Hands on Handlebars When riding always keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the foot rest. Removing your hands from the handlebars or feet from the foot rest while riding can be hazardous. If you remove even one hand or foot, you reduce your ability to control the motorcycle.