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In gear and release clutch bike does not move.

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Put bike on center stand or lift rear wheel. Put cycle in gear and see if the rear wheel turns. Is there grinding in the final drive? check final drive oil for metal chips. Pull the rubber boot back from the motor to the swing arm to check if the shaft universal joint is broken. If final drive and shaft are OK then dump the engine oil into a clean pan, take the pan out into the sun light and check for metal chips there.

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