The Yamaha Virago Electric Starter system consists of starter motor, starter solenoid, starter circuit cutoff relay, starter cutout relay, sidestand relay, sidestand switch, neutral switch, starter button and related wiring. When the starter button is pressed, it engages the solenoid switch which closes the circuit. Electric current then flows from the battery to the starter motor. When the engine stop switch and the main switch are turned ON, the engine can only be started if the transmission is in NEUTRAL, or if the clutch lever is pulled in (transmission in gear) and the sidestand is up. If the above conditions are not met, the starting circuit is disabled and the starter will not operate.