We wish to thank you for choosing this fine Kawasaki Motorcycle. It is the end product of Kawasaki?s advanced engineering, exhaustive testing and continuous striving for superior reliability, safety and performance. By giving your motorcycle the proper care and maintenance outlined in this manual, you will ensure it a long, trouble-free life.
Before starting to ride your motorcycle, please read this manual thoroughly in order to know your motorcycle?s capabilities, its limitations, and above all, how to operate it safely.
In addition to this owner?s manual, for those who would like more detailed information on their Kawasaki Motorcycle, or for those with the necessary technical knowledge and equipment for major adjustment and repair, a Shop Manual is now available for purchase from any Kawasaki Dealer.
Due to improvements in design and performance during production, in some cases there may be minor discrepancies between the vehicle and the illustrations and text in this manual.
1974 Kawasaki             Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Vehicle Minimum Stopping Distance on Dry Pavement
Manufacturer: Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Acceleration and Passing Ability
These figures indicate passing times and distances that can be met or exceeded by the vehicle to which they apply, in the situations diagrammed on the next page.
The low-speed pass assumes an initial speed of 20 mph and a limiting speed of 35 mph.
The high-speed pass assumes an initial speed of 50 mph and a limiting speed of 80 mph.
Note: The information presented represents results obtainable by skilled drivers under controlled road and vehicle conditions, and the information may not be correct under other conditions.
Description of vehicle to which this table applies. Model S1C, S3A
Summary  Table: S1C S3A
Low-speed pass 480 feet 11.0 seconds 350 feet 7.1 seconds
High-speed pass 1,140 feet 12.2 seconds 980 feet 9.8 seconds

  The frame and engine serial numbers are used to register the motorcycle. They are the only means of identifying your particular machine from others of the same model type. These serial numbers may be needed by your dealer when ordering parts. In the event of theft, the investigating authorities will require both numbers as well as the model type and any peculiar features of your machine that can help them locate it.

US Model
1. Front Brake Cam Lever
2. Brake Lining Wear Indicator
3. Steering Lock
4. Fuel Tap
5. Shift Pedal
6. Side Stand
7. Center Stand
8. Rear Shock Absorber
9. Seat Lock
10. Engine Oil Tank
11. Rear Brake Light Switch
12. Rear Brake Cable
13. Rear Brake Pedal
14. Kick Starter Pedal
European  Model
15. Clutch Lever
16. Speedometer
17. Indicator Lights
18. Tachometer
19. Brake Fluid Reservoir
20. Engine Stop Switch
21. Front Brake Lever
22. Dimmer Switch
23. Horn Button
24. Turn Signal Switch
25. Choke Lever
26. Ignition Switch
27. Headlight Switch
28. Throttle Grip