Don't start your XT being pulled by the truck... My father used to do that and besides he once got whipped by the rope, YOU CAN CRASH lol
it is much easier to just take the sparkplug out and squirt a bit of fuel directly into the combustion chamber! than you can kick it..
In order to kick these bikes.. you have to find the right point to kick it!
just kick it slowly until you find the most resistance. you have to pass that point just a tiny and then give it a long power kick!
To push-start the XT
you just have to give it a few throttles and leave the throttle alone!
Put it in THIRD gear!
Now you can do it in TWO WAYS:
1- you can just run with the bike on your side and when you catch some speed let the clutch go!
2- run and get some speed then jump on the bike and when you are hitting the seat let go of the clutch.
On these bikes third gear
is the easiest gear to push start them!
As far as the decompression you can use the manual, it looks cool on the bike and is the easiest one to maintain and repair!
I got an E-Start XT and I've fitted a kickstart and manual decompression! works great!