Hi all,


So I'm fairly new to airheads/etc. I have an R75/5 and was curious what the proper method for kick starting was.


I tried once but apparently was not putting enough force behind it I think? Im not an overly large guy. Tall skinny fellow so I wanted to check and see what the proper method people used to kickstart their /5s.

With the bike on the centerstand do you kick start it from standing on the side of the kick starter or do you do it while standing on the bike? How do you get the proper leverage on the kick starter lever?


Any help would be greatly appreciated.


p.s. I almost always use electric start but my battery is having a hard time keeping a charge. Want to know how to properly do this in the off chance the battery is dead on me next time I go to start her.