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Newly acquired old bike, I had to pull the clutch basket out and clean up some gunk. Now I have a couple of issues.....

First I cant shift out of neutral

Second and this may have something to do with the first, When I hold the clutch lever in and try to kick there is no resistance, the motor does not turn.

Did I miss something when I put the basket back in?
 

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What model?? A 350??
Please, always start off your questions with year/model........

The kick stater engages first gear countershaft - this transfers to the mainshaft, then through the clutch to turn the crankshaft.
So, with the clutch disengaged, you're seeing the proper behavior. The kick start is still turning the transmission, but with the clutch disengaged, the crank doesn't turn.
Extending that thought, then if you were in gear and kicked it over, it would lurch ahead no matter what the clutch is doing.
The electric start is connected directly to the crankshaft (via the starter clutch), so the hand clutch has nothing to do with that.

As for being stuck in neutral, you may have disengaged something on the shift shaft (gearshift spindle) - on one end is the shift lever, it goes all the way through the engine and has an articulated arm which turns the actual shift drum.
This articulated arm is right behind the clutch basket, and you may have knocked it out of place.
See the fiche to visualize things. http://www.crotchrocket.com/pages/parts/viewbybrand/7/Honda.aspx

Or you may have simply put the shift lever linkage back on wrong - I think 350's have a jive linkage there, right??

Also see the 350 shop manuals here -
http://home.comcast.net/~tbpmusic3/CB_CL_SL_250_350.pdf

http://home.comcast.net/~tbpmusic3/CB_CL250_350RepairManual.pdf
 
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