Yamaha YZF-R125 Owners Manual: Starting the engine

In order for the ignition circuit cut-off system to enable starting, one of the following conditions must be met:

  • The transmission is in the neutral position.
  • The transmission is in gear with the clutch lever pulled and the sidestand up.

1. Turn the key to "ON" and make sure that the engine stop switch is set to"".


The following warning lights and indicator light should come on for a few seconds, then go off.

  • Neutral indicator light
  • Turn signal indicator light
  • High beam indicator light
  • Coolant temperature warning light
  • Engine trouble warning light

NOTICE
If a warning or indicator light does not go off, see page 3-2 for the corresponding warning and indicator light circuit check.

  1. Shift the transmission into the neutral position. (See page 5-2.) The neutral indicator light should come on. If not, ask a Yamaha dealer to check the electrical circuit.
  2. Start the engine by pushing the start switch. NOTICE: For maximum engine life, never accelerate hard when the engine is cold!

    If the engine fails to start, release the start switch, wait a few seconds, and then try again. Each starting attempt should be as short as possible to preserve the battery. Do not crank the engine more than 10 seconds on any one attempt.

    Operation and important riding points
    Read the Owner's Manual carefully to become familiar with all controls. If there is a control or function you do not understand, ask your Yamaha dealer. WARNING Failure to familiarize yoursel ...

    Shifting
    Shifting Shift pedal Neutral position Shifting gears lets you control the amount of engine power available for starting off, accelerating, climbing hills, etc. The gear positions a ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the cooling system
    1. Remove: Side covers Upper side cowlings Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1. 2. Check: Radiator "1" Radiator inlet hose "2" Radiator outlet hose "3" Coolant reservoir hose "4" Water pump breather hose "5" Cracks/damage → Replace. Refer to "RADIATOR" on page 6-1 ...

    Checking the coolant level
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. NOTE: Place the vehicle on a suitable stand. Make sure the vehicle is upright. 2. Check: Coolant level The coolant level should be between the maximum level mark "a" and minimum level mark "b". Below the minimum level mark →  Add t ...

    Ignition circuit cut-off system
    The ignition circuit cut-off system (comprising the sidestand switch, clutch switch and neutral switch) has the following functions. It prevents starting when the transmission is in gear and the sidestand is up, but the clutch lever is not pulled. It prevents starting when the t ...

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