How do you start a motorcycle with starter kick?

Asked By: Ibrahin Mugarra | Last Updated: 1st March, 2020
Category: automotive motorcycles
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pull out the the kick starter and quickly push down until the bike starts. Rev the bike a few times then turn the choke off rev it a few more times or until it will idle.

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Also question is, how can I make my motorcycle kickstart easier?

Your method of kicking should be like punching: Don't punch and quickly pull back. Instead, punch through. Kick using your body weight (if you're straddling the bike like a dirt bike, lift your body off the seat and pegs), kick all the way through. Use the weight of your body, not the muscles in your legs.

Similarly, what happens when we kick start a bike? The moment you kick-start your bike, the crankshaft is prompted to rotate, which pushes the piston against the piston head. This ultimately leads to an expansion of this mixture, which keeps the piston moving and the cycle continues to keep the engine up and running.

Besides, how do you start a bike without a kicker?

If you are using an five speed bike without a kicker it is very easy to start then pushing it up.

  1. Put the double stand in your bike.
  2. Put your bike in 4th gear.
  3. Stand at the back side of your bike.
  4. Pull the back wheel of your bike from bottom and make it to roll.
  5. Thats it!! Your engine is on..

Does a kick start motorcycle need a battery?

If you have a magneto and kick start you don't need a battery at all. Road legal bikes (with fuel injection systems and electronic ignitions) have too many power demands for a magneto to work, so they have an alternator and a battery. The battery is a metering device for electricity in your bike.

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How do you start an old motorcycle?

How to Start an Old Motorcycle
  1. Inspect the Old Bike. First of all, you'll want to make sure that all the parts are there.
  2. Check the Bike's Service Manual.
  3. Check the Battery.
  4. Inspect The Fuel Delivery System.
  5. Clean the Motorcycle Carbs.
  6. Check the Condition of the Plug.
  7. Start-Up the Bike and Get Riding.

How do you start a motorcycle?

Here's How to Start a Motorcycle:
  1. Get on the motorcycle.
  2. Insert the key in the ignition of the motorcycle.
  3. Locate and turn ON the fuel petcock.
  4. Pull the choke all the way out unless the motorcycle has been running previously.
  5. Turn the key in the ignition to the ON position.

What causes a motorcycle to kick back?

The only one that can cause the effect is ignition and sufficient gas expansion while a piston is moving up in some cylinder. That small rotation determines that kickback is caused by spark, gas ignition, and burning well before top-dead-center (BTDC) piston position.

What makes a dirt bike hard to start?

Once clogged the pilot jet is ineffective in delivering the necessary fuel to the engine and starting the bike becomes extremely difficult. Old spark plugs are another culprit which might make a bike hard to start. If the plug is old and worn the spark will be weaker, making it more difficult to ignite the mixture.

Can you start a dirt bike in gear?


While dirt bikes can be started while in gear, it is for people with more experience. For an inexperienced rider it is best to start the bike in neutral. Putting a dirt bike in neutral and shifting is very different from a car. To begin shifting pull the clutch.

How do you warm up a dirt bike?

Without touching or giving it much throttle, give it a good kick to start it up. Leave the choke on for 30-60 seconds after starting it up. During this time you should NOT touch the throttle; let the bike warm up by itself. Depending what the air temperature is, you should let your dirt bike idle for 1-3 minutes.

How do you start a flooded 4 stroke dirt bike?

If you are talking about cleaning out a flooded engine that is flooded with fuel then yes, you can hold the throttle wide open and kick the bike through a few times and it will clean out the flooded cylinder. This works for both four and two stroke bikes. If you are talking about a bike that is flooded with water.

Why do motorcycle batteries die so fast?

All too often, motorcycle batteries die young, murdered by neglect. Dehydration, improper charging, and a slow discharge during storage all shorten a battery's life. To prevent these draws from killing your battery, you could disconnect the battery, but even if there is no load on them, batteries self-discharge.

Can a bike start without battery?

Yes, you can ride a bike without a battery without any problem as long as your vehicle has a kick-start as well to start. There is of course an option to push-start your bike if you're up for it every time. When you're revving the bike it will work, but when you're idling or riding very slowly it will not work.

Can you convert kickstart to self start?


Yes, but unlikely to be practical and definitely not cheap. If your kick start bike has a similar model fitted with electric start, you could buy a beater or wreck and swap the required parts over.

What is the life of bike battery?

Most batteries have an expected lifespan of two years, but you can increase that considerably if you maintain it properly. John says average lifespan is likely to be around two to three years, if it's well maintained, although some batteries manage quite a bit more.

How long does it take to charge a motorcycle battery while riding?

If you don't own a smart motorcycle charger, you may opt using an older motorcycle charger instead. Normally, it will take anywhere between 4 to 24 hours to charge a motorcycle battery. Using this type of charger, it's necessary that you check the voltage every once in a while, to see if the process has completed.

How long does a motorcycle battery last without charging?

A newer battery should last months without starting or a trickle charger (but I wouldn't recommend it) while older batteries might not turn the bike back on after you stall. you can get a battery tender Jr. for like $20 and you now have a quick connect for accessories too. Mine goes about 2.5 months before it dies.