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.

Eye Protection

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.


Wear proper protective boots that fit properly and do not interfere with gear shifting or braking.

See also:

 Kawasaki J300 - Owner's Manual > If You are Involved in an Accident

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.

 Kawasaki J300 - Owner's Manual > Safe Riding Techniques

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.