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Course Outline

Starting procedures vary from model to model, so consult your owner’s manual. Typically, you will:

  • Point the ORV in a safe direction.
  • Put the transmission in neutral or park.
  • Set the parking brake.
  • Turn on the fuel valve.
  • Make sure the engine stop switch is in the “run” or “on” position.
  • Put the choke in the “on” position if the engine is cold.
  • Start the engine.

Starting a Motorcycle

Check your owner’s manual for details about starting your motorcycle. Most motorcycles use a kick-start system.

  • Check the following conditions before starting.
    • The fuel is on.
    • The ignition is on.
    • The motorcycle is in neutral.
    • The key or switch is in the “start” or “on” position.
  • If the engine is cold, use the choke until it runs smoothly. Then move the choke to the “off” position.
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