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)
Rolling the throttle before starting the motorcycle is unnecessary.
Shift transmission to neutral before starting engine to prevent accidental movement, which could result in death or serious injury. (00044a)
  1. Turn ignition switch to IGNITION position. Do not roll the throttle.
  2. See Figure 1. With security fob present, set the OFF/RUN switch to RUN.
  3. NOTE
    The check engine lamp will light when the ignition is turned on. You will hear the fuel pump run for a short time as it pressurizes the fuel system.
  4. Raise the jiffy stand (required on international models).
  5. Squeeze the clutch lever in against the hand grip. Shift transmission to neutral.
  6. NOTE
    To activate the starting system, the clutch interlock circuitry requires that the clutch be disengaged. The clutch lever must be pulled in against the left handlebar grip and/or the transmission must be shifted to the neutral position (with the green neutral lamp lit). Apply the brake to prevent movement of the motorcycle.
  7. Press the starter button to start the motorcycle.
  8. NOTE
    To allow enhanced lubrication of the engine before start, the engine will crank a number of turns before starting.
  9. When the engine has started, you can operate your motorcycle as you normally would after raising the jiffy stand.
The ABS indicator lamp will remain on until vehicle is moving approximately 5 km/h (3 mph).
1Engine off/run switch
2Engine start switch
Figure 1. Right Hand Control