+1 Bingo!CBRBob said:2nd gear at least, some bikes 3rd is better. 1st tends to make the motor spin too quickly and tends to just lock and chatter the wheel. make sure the cutoff switch and key are on. Squeeze the clutch, run to max speed, hop on sidesaddle and ease the clutch out quickly. Jason is right, unless you hear the pump prime, dont bother. You might get away with it on a bike with carbs though.
dviii said:Stand next to your bike, make sure it is on run, the key is in the "On" position, pick your bike off the kick stand, and kick it up and out of the way so you can run next to it. Put it in second, clutch in, now start pushing the bars to get it rolling and start running as hard and fast as you can (assuming no hill), this whole time you have been holding the clutch in, so just drop the clutch and give it gas at the same time, as soon as you hear the motor pick up you can pull the clutch back in and give it gas to keep it going.
By now you are going at a pretty good pace, you can now jump on the bike since it is easier than stopping the bike now that you have the engine running and bike rolling, kinda like jumping onto a bicycle after you messed up a wheelie and are trying to get back on under movement. make sure to gas it as you are doing this to give you centrifical force to keep the bike up as you are performing this acrobatic stunt.
it's easy, and will take time to master. plus it gets you out of a jam. Now FI bikes are different, if there is no electricity being generated your computer wont be able to control your fuel injectors and you are SOL. but carb'ed bikes will always be able to be push started.