dang, that sux, your's is just another bad story to add to the heap about pull starts dying... But hey, there are centri clutches that can be bump started. d'oh, I forget where I saw that, it was definately a members bike, so sorry I forget who though.
Know what I mean guys? I'll keep looking... it is possible though. Its in my pile of bookmarks somewhere, but there's like 200 links in there now, lol.
edit- found the thread where I saw the 'spring' centri