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Starting The Engine - Yamaha YZF-R3 2020 Owner's Manual

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Operation and important riding points

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
The transmission is in gear with
the clutch lever pulled and the
sidestand up.
See page 4-23 for more informa-
1. Turn the key to "
sure that the engine stop switch is
set to "
The engine trouble warning light
should come on for a few sec-
onds, then go off. NOTICE: 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 af-
ter traveling at a speed 10 km/h (6
mi/h) or higher.
If the ABS warning light does not
come on and then go off as ex-
plained above, see page 4-2 for the
warning light circuit check.
2. Shift the transmission into the
neutral position. The neutral indi-
cator light should come on. If not,
ask a Yamaha dealer to check the
electrical circuit.
3. Start the engine by pushing the
start switch.
If the engine fails to start, release
the start switch, wait a few sec-
onds, and then try again. Each
" and make
starting attempt should be as
short as possible to preserve the
battery. Do not crank the engine
more than 10 seconds on any one
For maximum engine life, never ac-
celerate hard when the engine is


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