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 transmission is in gear and the clutch lever is pulled, but the sidestand is still down. It cuts the running engine when the transmission is in gear and the sidestand is moved down.
Periodically check the operation of the ignition circuit cut-off system according to the following procedure. 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. See page 3-22 for more information.
The engine trouble warning light should come on for a few seconds, then go off. If the warning light does not go off, have a Yamaha dealer check its electrical circuit. The ABS warning light should come on when the main switch is turned to “ON” and then go off after traveling at a speed 10 km/h (6 mi/h) or higher. Shift the transmission into the neutral position.
The neutral indicator light should come on. Start the engine by pushing the start switch. 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.