Your #1 source for all things sports!

running-girl-silhouette Created with Sketch.
Cardio

Cardio articles

football-player Created with Sketch.
Sports

Sports articles

Shape Created with Sketch.
Exercise

Exercise articles

Shape Created with Sketch.
Stretching

Stretching articles

lifter Created with Sketch.
Equipment

Equipment articles

running-girl-silhouette Created with Sketch.

How to Start a Dirt Bike

    Step 1

    Locate your dirt bikes OFF/ON, RUN/OFF, or START Switch. Use your finger to move the switch to the RUN, ON, or START position.

    Step 2

    Look on the side of your dirt bike near the engine and locate the "FUEL ON/OFF" switch. Use your finger to move the lever to the "ON" position. Your dirt bike will not start if the fuel is turned off. This off switch helps prevent fuel leaks when your dirt bike is stored.

    Step 3

    If your dirt bike engine isn’t warm, you will need to turn the choke on to start the bike. Locate the choke lever near the engine on the side of your dirt bike, probably not far from the "FUEL ON/OFF" switch. Use your finger to move the choke lever to the on position. Once your dirt bike has started and the engine has warmed up, you will need to move the choke lever to the "off" position.

    Step 4

    Bend your knee and place your foot on the kick start peg while leaning your weight on your other foot. Stand slightly and push the kick starter all the way down with as much force as you can.

    Step 5

    If the bike doesn't start after the first attemp to kick start it, try again. Remember to push the peg as far down as it will go with as much of your weight as possible.

Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article

Tips

  • If your dirt bike has a four-stroke compression engine and won't start, release the compression valve and try starting it again.
  • Sometimes, the engine remains in a compressed position and cannot turnover until the pressure is released.
  • If your dirt bike is equipped with an electric-starter, but won't start, you can follow these steps and kick start it.

Warnings

  • Remember: always wear safety equipment when operating a dirt bike or ATV.
  • You should at least wear a helmet, boots that cover your ankles, and a chest protector to avoid serious injury.
  • Always supervise children when operating motor vehicles.

Things Needed

  • A dirt bike
  • A foot, preferably in a shoe or boot
  • A finger
  • Helmet
  • Chest protector
  • Boots

About the Author

Julia Fuller began her professional writing career eight years ago covering special-needs adoption. She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Marywood College, is co-owner of GJF Rental Properties as well as a livestock and grain crop farm. She worked for the United States Postal Service and a national income tax service.

Try our awesome promobar!