I'm new to older motorcycle engines. I've had some experience my '66 Chevy with a 327 and basic repairs on my 2000's truck.
I recently purchased my '74 CB360 and I purchased it with a carb rebuild and a tune up. The bike has started up and ran wonderfully since I bought it. I was running errands around town and riding on a flat straight road at a consistent speed when I heard a sound (pop, crack, snap, etc.) in the engine. It then cuts out and I pull the clutch, coast to the sidewalk.
I hit the electric start and I can hear the starter spin but it isn't engaging anything. No compression from the exhaust, nothing turning in the engine. Then I try to kick start. The kick starter just spins freely. Not engaging anything and again, no movement in the engine or compression. What could I have damaged that both the electric and kick start aren't engaging anything in the engine?
It's been a few years since I've owned a bike and I planned on spending the summer riding and then rebuilding the engine and building a cafe over the winter. I'm hoping what I have is a minor issue that I can fix in a day rather than starting my rebuild now. It's worth noting that I've had the bike only two weeks and put only 40 miles on it. Any help is greatly appreciated.