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I laid my bike over on the left side and the crankcase cover was scratched up so I got another one to replace. I replaced everything like it should and the last piece(Gear with cover, 3 bolts) that connect to the starter was hard to put in but I finally got it. I go to start my bike and it just clicks. So I ask an expert and gave me a solution I tried to put it back on by rocking the engine but it won't go on. Does the gear inside suppose to turn freely or not cuz it is not. Any suggestions to what I did wrong?

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If the gear your referring to is the flywheel gear then no, the motor has to turn in order for is to move. You should not have to rotate a gear to put it back on. Chances are you did more then damage thecrancase cover and my have bent some additional parts (which may also be the reason your cover will not go back on). Look and see if you notice where the part is hitting/binding so that we may be more helpful to you.

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