Yamaha R1 Main switch/steering lock
The main switch/steering lock controls the ignition and lighting systems, and is used to lock the steering. The various positions are described below.
All electrical circuits are supplied with power and the vehicle lights are turned on. The engine can be started. The key cannot be removed.
- The headlight(s) will turn on when the engine is started.
- To prevent battery drain, do not leave the key in the “ON” position without the engine running.
All electrical systems are off. The key can be removed.
Never turn the key to “OFF” or “LOCK” while the vehicle is moving. Otherwise the electrical systems will be switched off, which may result in loss of control or an accident.
The steering is locked and all electrical systems are off. The key can be removed.
To lock the steering
Turn the handlebars all the way to the left.
With the key in the “OFF” position, push the key in and turn it to “LOCK”.
Remove the key.
If the steering will not lock, try turning the handlebars back to the right slightly.
To unlock the steering
Push the key in and turn it to “OFF”.