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 and lubricating the sidestand
    Checking and lubricating the sidestand The operation of the sidestand should be checked before each ride, and the sidestand pivot and metal-to-metal contact surfaces should be lubricated if necessary. WARNING If the sidestand does not move up and down smoothly, have a Yamaha deal ...

    Installing the drive chain
    1. Lubricate: Drive chain Master link 2. Install: Drive sprocket Drive sprocket retainer bolts 3. Install: Master link O-rings Master link plate Master link clip "1" CAUTION: The closed end of the master link clip must face in the direction of drive ch ...

    Adjusting the throttle cable free play
    NOTE: Prior to adjusting the throttle cable free play, the engine idling speed should be adjusted. 1. Check: Throttle cable free play "a" Out of specification →Adjust. 2. Remove: Right side panel Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1. 3. Adjust: Throttle cable f ...

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