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Starting on a hill when driving a motorcycle with clutch and gears
 

Starting a motorcycle with a clutch and gears on a hill is more difficult than on level ground. Follow these steps to avoid stalling or rolling backward:

  1. Use the front brake to hold the motorcycle while you start the engine and shift into first gear.
  2. Change to the foot brake to hold the motorcycle while you operate the throttle with your right hand.
  3. Twist the throttle a little bit for more power.
  4. Release the clutch gradually. If you release it too quickly, the front wheel may lift off the ground or the engine may stall, or both.
  5. Release the foot brake when the clutch begins to engage.