Push starting a motorcycle, which is another name for clutch starting or crash, starting a motorcycle, is one of the methods to start a vehicle with an engine. It is one of the most common techniques to start a motorcycle like a pro when the other methods that include, kick or self-start are either out of service or unavailable.
Also, when you own a motorcycle, it is very important to keep note of various things like washing your motorcycle once in a week so that it stays clean. Also, it is important to have the best motorcycle chains so that the vehicle does not stop in the middle of the road.
In the blog below, there is a mention of how you can jump start a motorcycle like a pro:
Step 1: Checking for issues that are stopping the bike from jump starting
To save your time in the initial period, it is advisable to check for things that might stop you from jump starting your motorcycle. It will not only save your precious time but also help you in checking the things that are either not working or in poor condition.
For example, it will take you only two seconds to check if your vehicle has gas or not and for the same, you just have to check the gas gauge. In the same manner, there are some things that you have to check before you start your vehicle:
- Checking the gas gauge
- To set the petcock to ‘ON’ mode
- Making sure that the kickstand is in up position
- Checking that the transmission is in neutral state
- Setting the kill switch to ‘'
It is better to check the above things before you jump start your vehicle and go on a drive.
Step 2: Setting the bike on either second gear or third gear
In order jump start your motorbike like a pro, you should remember to put your bike in 2nd or 3rd gear. Do not use the 1st gear! If you engage the 1st gear to start your bike, you can take the risk of locking up the rear tires and causing a crash.
So you’ve got the motorbike ready to roll down a hill or on a flat, always use the second or third gear, and now we’re ready for the fun part!
Step 3: Holding the clutch and starting to push
Most of the guides that come along with the bike recommend to first get the bike at a speed of at least five mph. It will help you in the successful jump start of the bike. For doing the same, you need an open space in front of you, so it is recommendable to clear the space ahead of the bike before you start the vehicle. Also, it is recommendable to clear the space on either side of the bike so that if you lose your control over the bike after it starts, nothing is damaged.
It is very easy to reach the jump starting speed of the bike, just ride the bike downhill, and you will reach that particular speed. For this, you do not have to either push the bike or run beside the bike. It is very important to take care of your control over the bike when you are riding the bike downhill for reaching the jump start speed.
Step 4: Releasing the clutch and hitting the starter
When you finally reach the jump start speed for the bike, then you have to release the clutch and also hit the starter button of the vehicle. It is important to note that when you hit the start button, you have to hit in a smooth motion as the bike is already rolling and if you do not hit it smoothly there are chances that you might lose your control over the bike.
Now, when the bike finally starts, it is very much important to engage the clutch of the bike once more. It is very important to clutch the bike again as it will make sure that the bike does not go away from you, leaving you behind and it might also result in some fatal accident.
Step 5: Reversing the engine
It is very obvious that when your bike finally starts, you do not wish it to die again because if so happens, you will have to make all the efforts once again to start it. So to make sure that the engine does not die, you have to reverse the engine at a very moderate speed. While doing so, be sure that your bike does not die soon.
Also, when you reverse the engine of the vehicle, it charges the battery of the vehicle in a very unusual way. So if your bike does not start because of the charge in the vehicle, it is recommendable to reverse the engine when you go for a ride.
Step 6: Riding
Once your bike starts perfectly, you do not wish to stop it unless there is a purpose behind it. It is important to note that if the battery of the vehicle does not have enough charge then both riding the bike and reversing the engine of the bike will charge the battery of the vehicle.
Also, before you turn off the bike and start it again, it is advisable to correct the issue that was not letting you start the bike in the first attempt. Also, it is important to note that when you have to jump start the bike, it is an indication that there is some problem with either the battery or the fuel of the bike.
It is whole different feeling when you get your first bike. When you start riding your bike for the first time, it is important to note various important things about the bike. Also, it is important to keep the bike clean always and maintain the chains of the bike properly. And most importantly you have to know about how to start the bike.
There are various ways on how you can start the bike, but when all the simple ways fail, you have to jump start the bike. So it is equally important to learn how to jump start the bike. In the above blog, there is a description about how to jump start the bike without much hustle.