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:

    Installing the engine
    1. Install: Engine "1" Engine mounting bolt (rear lower side) "2" Engine mounting nut (rear lower side) "3" Engine mounting bolt (rear upper side) "4" Engine mounting nut (rear upper side) "5" Engine mounting bolt (front side) "6" Engine mounting nut (front side) "7" NOTE: Do not ...

    Checking the crankshaft position sensor
    1. Disconnect: Crankshaft position sensor coupler (from the wire harness) 2. Check: Crankshaft position sensor resistance Out of specification  Replace the crankshaft position sensor/stator assembly. a. Connect the pocket tester ( × 100) to the crankshaft position sensor c ...

    Checking the steering head
    1. Wash: Bearings Bearing races 2. Check: Bearings Bearing races Damage/pitting →Replace. 3. Replace: Bearings Bearing races a. Remove the bearing races from the steering head pipe with a long rod "1" and hammer. b. Remove the bearing race from the lower bracket ...

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