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Move a Motorcycle Without Starting It

By Walter F. Kern

Depress the Clutch Lever

The clutch lever is located on the left handlebar grip. Grasp the left grip with your left hand wrapping your fingers around the clutch lever and using your thumb as pressure on the grip as shown in the picture, below. Depress the clutch lever all the way to the grip and hold it there.

If you are attempting to ride a much older bike, you may find that the controls are different from those described here. Motorcycle manufacturers have standardized the controls so they are the same on almost all modern motorcycles. Consult an owner's manual if you have non-standard controls.

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Clutch Lever
Squeezing Motorcycle Clutch Lever to the Grip
© Walter Kern

  1. How Do I Move a Motorcycle?
  2. Locate the Gear Shift Lever
  3. Get On the Motorcycle
  4. Turn ON the Ignition
  5. Depress the Clutch Lever
  6. Shift Into Neutral
  7. Check the Neutral Indicator Light
  8. Release the Side Stand
  9. Grasp Right Hand Grip and Front Hand Brake Lever
  10. Move the Motorcycle

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