Have recently finished rebuilding my '75 CB360 and have started taking it out on test rides. Was out on the streets nearby yesterday and stopped to adjust something. While I was doing so, the engine died, despite being in neutral. When I attempted to restart, the bike jerked forward like it was in gear and would only start without moving if I held the clutch in. I got the bike back mostly without incident, but then determined I couldn't move the bike (i.e., the rear wheel wouldn't move) unless I held the clutch lever in while walking it back into the garage. Now I've got the bike up on the center stand and observed a few things:
- Although the engine reports that it's in neutral (the neutral light is on, I can feel it click from first to neutral with the shift pedal), I can only move the rear wheel if I hold the clutch lever in and even then it drags a bit (it won't spin around more than once before stopping). In addition, I can only actually rotate it if I rotate the wheel back a bit first and then spin it forward.
- If I shift the bike into first, the rear wheel will not move, even with the clutch lever pulled in.
- The rear wheel rotates if I use the kick start or the electric start.