Introduction: How to Kick Start a Motorcycle.
Kickstarting a motorcycle isnt as easy as it looks.So ive created an instructable to show you how to start two different bikes.
Step 1: Put the Bike in Neutral.
Depress the clutch and shift into first gear.Then gently raise the shifter until you feel a slight "click" if you can move the bike around its in neutral
Step 2: Turn the Petcock.
Set the petcock to on.
Step 3: Choke.
turn on the choke if your bike has one.It will be located on the carb.
Step 4: Start It!
pull out the the kick starter and quickly push down until the bike starts.Rev the bike a few times then turn the choke off rev it a few more times or until it will idle.
Step 5: The Beast.
If you have a larger bike like a 200 or 450 (the honda 150r also applies) The bike ma have a hot start.Basically it reduces compression so its not as hard to start.On the 450 you couldnt start it without the hot start.So follow the same steps as the othe bike but while kicking the bike hold thee hot start until it fires up.It should be located over the clutch.Ride safely and have fun!
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