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    Starting Up

    Is there any way to start a bike when the starter is busted? Can you pop the clutch like you can in a car?
    No kick stand.
    Bike is an 84 Virago 750.
    1983 Yamaha Virago 750 "Bugsy"
    '82 Yamaha Seca 750 "Serenity"

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    RiderCoach We've stopped counting... LoDownSinner's Avatar
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    You can bump start it.
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    Flirting With The Redline 2000 Posts! mechdziner714's Avatar
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    Be sure the key is on when you try.......Dont ask how I know.
    The whir of gear driven cams makes me giddy.

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    Miles of smiles We've stopped counting... asp125's Avatar
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    Had to do that with the Ducati when the starter went bad. It's easier to push start when it's in second or third gear, especially with high compression motors.
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