Yes, someone has started one by wrapping a tow strap around the clutch and pull starting it. There's a YouTube video floating around of it, not the safest but will work in a pinch. I believe it was an XP in the video.You can't pull start it in the sense of having someone tow you. The clutch system just does not work like that.
However, I always wondered in case of an emergency if a guy could pull the clutch cover off and wrap a short piece of rope around the primary clutch and pull start it like that. I remember some old snowmobiles used to have a backup starting method like that.
What are everyones thoughts? Has anyone tried this? I realize it is not the safest thing to do, but if you were stuck in the boonies and your starter crapped out it may get you back home.