How to push-start a bike:


There comes a time when you donít ride your motorcycle for awhile and the battery goes out. What is one to do? Fortunately for you, yours truly have been stranded in that same situation enough time to know exactly what to do. Yes, you should try to push start your bike.

First thing you should do is find some open area so you have enough space to begin the actual pushing. This process is much easier if you have another person doing the pushing or if you find an incline so that you can push yourself while on your bike.

Turn your key to the ďOnĒ position and have your bikeís engine stop switch (the one that kills your engine) in the ďOnĒ position as well. Also, make sure your pet-cock or fuel supply switch is in the "On" position.

Shift your bike to 2nd gear. Thatís one click up from the neutral position. This way when the bike comes to life, you donít get jolted out on first gear.

Grab and hold down the clutch lever and proceed to have your bike either pushed by someone else or by yourself down an incline. By the time you hit about 5-10 mph, slowly ease off of the clutch. As soon as you hear or feel the engine come to life, twist the throttle so you let in more gas to get the engine going. Make sure when the engine starts up and you twist the throttle that you hold down the clutch immediately. Otherwise serious injuries may occur if you forget to hold the clutch down and you turn your wrist too much on the throttle. Thatís it!

It is recommend doing this when you really donít need to. Itís a good thing to practice and learn before you really need it.

THIS PROCEDURE IS VERY DANGEROUS AND SHOULD ONLY BE ATTEMPED BY VERY EXPERIENCED RIDERS. THE OWNER OF THIS WEB SITE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY DURING THIS PROCEDURE AS THIS IS ONLY IFORMATION THAT IS BEING PASSED ON FROM OTHER INTERNET SOURCES. PUSH-STARTING ANY VEHICLE IS VERY DANGEROUS.