Originally Posted by jasonh
I do it a bit different than jemma said. I pick up the back of the bike via the seat and with the clutch out and my other hand on the throttle, "kick" the pedal down to spin the engine and get it to fire. Twist the throttle to keep it going, then pull in the clutch and lock it and let it sit and warm up. Easier to monkey with the choke when you're not riding the bike.
I've tried to do the same thing with picking the rear wheel up and "kick" starting the engine but i can't even get the engine to fire. I can't even get the pedal to move. How are you able to get it to work for you?