Someone told me once that it's best to hold the clutch in when starting, even if in neutral, in order to lighten the starter's load of anything turning past the clutch plates. Overkill? Perhaps. Anyway, when it's cool weather, or even when it's warm but I've not ridden the bike for a couple of days, "stiction" usually prevents my clutch plates from spinning freely, so that unless I free them up with the kick start lever in advance, the bike will lurch (or even stall, once) when I pull the clutch and drop it into first. In that case, I doubt holding the clutch in helps at all...
I would also ask if you're running the stock Bosch plug. If so you might want to switch to an NGK. Many folks here find that it gives a more stable idle. Not sure if it would help with starting too but it probably wouldn't hurt.
Nope I dont know my current speed. How can I figure that out?
GOOD GOD Mattz, turn your idle down !
mattszIt's idling too fast.On top of the throttle body there is a large hole. Down in this hole you will find a large brass screw with a straight screwdriver slot in it. That is the idle bleed screw.With the engine idling, turn this brass screw clockwise (in) and the idle will slow down to a more normal sounding speed.Slowing the idle will also reduce the computer varying the speed making it much more consistent.IMO, those really slow THUMP..THUMP..THUMP.. you hear on some videos are from the old carburetorated bikes and my fuel injected G5 doesn't like idling that slowly.The recommended idle speed for the fuel injected bikes is 1050 rpm which is faster than the THUMP..THUMP but much slower than your video shows your bikes speed.
You can get the idle down when the engine is cold but its best to make the final adjustment when it's fully warmed up. If you can't quite get to the screw loosen the intake manifold clamp so you can rotate the throttle body a bit.
Wait... can you patent an almost useless process? I dropped his audio file into my computer audio editing program, zoomed in on one second (see attached), and then just counted the pulses: 14 pulses per second, or 840 pulses per minute, times two revolutions per thump = 1680 rpm.Not exactly handy for on-the-fly adjustments, but occasionally it's handy...