Gear changeSelecting neutral with the engine stopped:
Pull the clutch lever up and press gear shift pedal down several times if necessary with the left toe, until the final detent position is reached. Then lift the pedal once with the toe (Fig. 22).
Neutral is selected when the green neutral indicating lamp comes on (the ignition must first be switched on, key turned at least to position 2).
Selecting neutral with the engine running:
Finding neutral is easier if the task is performed before the engine is stopped. Allow the clutch to slip slightly to check that neutral has been found.
To prevent damage to the starter gear pinion or flywheel gear ring, do not make any attempt to restart the engine until it has ceased to rotate.
To move away from a standstill, pull up the clutch lever and press the
gear shift pedal down. The green neutral indicating lamp will go out.
Open the throttles slightly by turning the twistgrip away from its stop,
and at the same time release the clutch lever gradually. The easiest way
of discovering the point at which the engine idling.
To change up to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th gears. close the throttles, disengage the clutch by pulling the lever and pull the gear shift pedal up to the next gear with the toecap. Then engage the clutch again smoothly and not too quickly, accelerating as necessary
You can detect whether you are in 4th or 5th gear without declutching, simply by pulling gently upon the gear shift peak with the toecap. If it does not move, you are still in 4th gear; if it can be moved, 5th gear is selected.
To change down to a lower gear, close the throttles, declutch and press the gear shift pedal down once. A smoother gear change is obtained by accelerating as appropriate white re-engaging the clutch The clutch must be fed in very carefully, particularly when changing down to obtain more powerful engine braking, so that the load reversal is not transmitted violently to the rear wheel, with the risk of losing grip.