So I have the engine back in and everything major hooked up. I can't get the bike to shift out of whatever gear its in. The clutch lever works but even when pulled in the bike is not in neutral, that is, the rear tire won't move. When I turn the bike over by hand the wheel moves. The wheel still moves when the clutch lever is engaged. The shifter moves, springs back to place, but isn't changing gears at all.
How bad? Engine back out? I kinda want to ride one of these days.
If you had the rear cover off, you have possibly misaligned the gear lever spindle and shifter teeth,
they both need to be together so it will allow the bike to shift gear properly.
If that is the case - you will need to remove the rear engine case again (drop motor- sorry) -take care not to break the rear gasket, and realign the two sets of teeth. then before you tighten everything up, check you can change gears and select all of them - BEFORE you put the motor back in
Like blinkstitch said, if you have the shift lever installed wrong this could cause you to be stuck in a gear if its to many teeth off. Better check that now that realize this issue after you drop the engine again.
Thanks...i didn't even think about the shifting...was so concentrated on the gaskets and mech seal. I was worried about it leaking something...but shifting would be nice. Try and get it taken care of tomorrow.