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Is my engine frooze?

I too had to replace the stator in my 1992 VN750, less that a week after I bought it. It was running before I touched it, now it does not want to turn over. I have looked into the battery, it's new, the starter, it's rebuilt. I'm thingking that I put it together wrong, DUH!!! Is it possible that I mixed up the bevel gear cover bolts and that is keeping the engine from turning? Can anyone give my some suggestions?
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What happens if you roll it down a hill in 2nd gear and pop the clutch?

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The tire locks up and skids.
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Yep. Your counter crank is locked tighter than a drum with the bevel drive. I'm not sure the cover bolts would make that much difference unless you got it cock-eyed in there.

Okay, with the bike in neutral, does the back tire turn?

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One little thing that has happened to a couple of us..
When you try to start does it crank then kinda of "Thud" ?
If so then you switched the pick-up coils and you are off by 270/90 degrees.
Good news is you can switch them be just removing the round stator cover.

If it starts just fine but the tire locks up, did you take the swingarm off during your stator replacement? If the swingarm isn't tightened correctly the Universal joint catches and stops the rear wheel.
With the bike in neutral, on the center stand, try turning the rear wheel. If the wheel catches you should be able to "hear" the catch by the universal joint

If you mixed up the bevel gear cover bolts look at the on-line fiche at Ron Ayers
http://www.ronayers.com/fiche/400_02...0&parent=10700
You have 7 bolts, 3 of one, 4 of the other. The insert will tell you which go where.

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With the bike in neutral, the rear tire does move. And yes, I do get a "thud" sound sometimes when I try to start it but not always. When I first try to start it, the bike will crank a little bit, then I get the thud sound. However, after getting that sound, the bike will not crank.

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Thank you for the suggestions, I will take my bike apart on sat. to see if I can fix the problem and to let you know what happened. Once again, Thank you.
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Ok, thanks for all of your help. I found out that my "rebuilt" starter spins but is not strong enough to turn the engine. Also, the clutch rod is bent and shows signs of abnormal wear.

Can you just pull the clutch rod out then put it back in, or does it need to go through something? I think that is why the tire locks up, because there is something inside that is not aligned right.
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As to the starter, make sure it's not just the battery. A wet cell battery will not always turn the engine over. If it's a maintenance free battery, it will start the bike first time you push the button (don't really need to choke it, at least not much). OF COURSE, you've gotta fix whatever is stopping the motor from turning over. (I'm just the electrics guy. Me and Hizzo3)

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