Originally Posted by GearNut
Usually one needs to be moving around 5 to 7 MPH while still pedalling before quickly releasing the hand lever to start the engine. You still need to be pedalling after you release the hand lever too.
After an engine is fully broken in and tuned up properly, you can start it by lifting the rear wheel off of the ground and giving the pedal a quick kick.
yeah i have done that. even when i continue to pedal the clutch plate just slips inside the flywheel...theres not enough friction to hold the flywheel.