I rode my first motorcycle, a 64 150 dream, quite a while with a broken clutch cable. Got used to it pretty quickly, wasn't even noticeable to others what I was doing. Just a little shove off and pop it in gear. It would start in gear but I preferred to use the push off method. I would just put it in neutral from 2nd when slowing down to stop, I still have that habit 46 years later.