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    Is push starting the bike bad for the transmission?

    i just got a 97 honda cr 80, not really used to clutch, i had a quad but i just shifted with my foot there was no clutch, so the bike is kinda new, but going into first i bog out alot, i know you have to practice to get it but im kinda of un patients, so i push sttart it in first gear cause im kinda un pateint, is that bad for the bike?







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    It won't hurt the bike, but i recomend bumping it into 2nd gear not first. It will start easier that way. I bump start my bike all the time if I'm on a hill.




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    Last weekend, I spent about 5 minutes explaining how to operate a clutch to my 10 year old daughter. Sure, there were a couple of stalls, but she got it. Just work on starts for 5-10 minutes per day for about a week and save yourself the hassle of pushing our bike up a hill so you can start it.




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    it's not bad for the bike, like the other guy said don't do it in first, do it in second or third, the motor has to spins at a higher rpm in first for a given speed so it's harder to do and easier to lock up the rear tire.




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    its not bad for the bike but damn dude, a clutch isn't that hard to operate




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    If you do it enough, it will eventually cause some wear and damage, but in the short term it will be fine. Learning to use the clutch will benefit your riding in the long run more, so as was mentioned, practicing using it to take off is worth some time spent on it.




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    I think the bottom end is under much more stress when the bike is running, in gear and accelerating versus a simple bump start. Shouldn't hurt it at all.




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    IF you wanna' learn the clutch, and you're bogging/stalling, just let it out AS SLOW AS POSSIBLE, so you can barely see the lever move (have low-moderate throttle)... in like five tries, you'll get the hang of it... just go REAL slow...

    Good luck man~




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    if you begin bump starting it repeatedly for 8 hours a day you will have gray hair before you wear anything out but yourself



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    yes it will hurt it because you need to let the bike warm up be for you take off on it let the oil get on the topend of the cluch




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