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Kickstart wont move

When i pull the clutch/back break on my 1981 suzuki shuddle the kick start wont kick like its supposed to its like its locked but when i let off the break it will go down but not crank is the engine blown?

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Make sure it is in nuetral before trying to kick or the brake will keep engine from spinning. Otherwise have some friends push start you that will let you know if engine is good.

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