Shift transmission to neutral before starting engine to prevent accidental movement, which could result in death or serious injury. (00044a)
The engine should be allowed to run slowly for 15-30 seconds. This will allow the engine to warm up and let oil reach all surfaces needing lubrication. Failure to comply can result in engine damage. (00563b)
Do not open the throttle before starting the engine.
  1. Turn the ignition on.
    1. Keyed ignition: Turn key to IGNITION.
    2. Keyless ignition: Bring an assigned fob within range.
  2. See Figure 1. Switch the OFF/RUN switch to the RUN (1) position.
  3. NOTE
    • When ignition is ON the check engine light will light and stay on until engine is started. Service would be required when the engine is started and the check engine light stays on.
    • The fuel pump may run for a few seconds to prime the fuel system prior to starting.
  4. Though the illuminated green neutral lamp indicates that the transmission is in neutral, verify neutral by rolling the motorcycle back and forth with the clutch lever out.
  5. Squeeze the clutch lever against the handlebar.
  6. Press the start switch (2).
  7. When the engine has started, you can operate your motorcycle as you normally would after raising the jiffy stand.
1Engine run switch
2Engine start switch
Figure 1. Right Handlebar Controls