no , the clutch breaks the fiction connection in the clutch plates .
if the tranny is in any gear ,
the transmission , kickstart , drive chain and back wheel are on one side .
the engine , primary chain and outer part of cluch on on the other side .
for the kick to work ... the tranny must be in neutral with the clutch (edit) lever disengaged .
the kick is transfered through the tranny main shaft ... through the (edit) disengaged clutch ...
... through the primary chain ... to the engine .
For a bump start to work ... the transmission is put in second gear ... with the "clutch lever-in ."
the bike is rolled forward and then the clutch is "popped" to deliver the back wheels inertia
Through the transmission to the engine .