I just spent a hour or so mastering the art of starting my motorcycle on a hill. To my delight, I've found that I CAN do it. I figured out a procedure (check that I'm in first, engage the back wheel brake and release the front wheel brake, add a little throttle, slowly engage the clutch) that works 95% of the time. I even did it with an audience and with the motorcycle in an awkward position. AND I looked for the steepest hills in my neighborhood to practice on. I'm sure I'll improve as I practice (my throttle control is still a little jerky), but I can do it! YAY!