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Locks up when i let off the clutch

When i put the bike in gear its fine but when i let off the clutch and start rolling it locks up whats wrong

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What have you inspected so far. Thank you for the vehicle description and the symptoms but I need more details about the maintenance history, any recent repairs, and so on. This failure could be external or internal. You are the eyes and ears of this bike. How is the chain and both sprockets? Is the chain stretched and the right size? With the trani in neutral, does the bike move (role) freely? Run some tests, look at the fluid inside the gear-box. Does the fluid look ok? Do you see any metal floating around? What color is the fluid, does it look bad or burnt? Please write back, good luck.

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