Can't shift into 2nd and beyond
I recently flushed the cooling system and changed the oil in my '86, but wasn't able to take it out for a few days due to rain, so it sat on the center stand in the garage.
When I did go to take it out I noticed I could only shift into 1st and neutral, but not 2nd (or higher). I went ahead and inspected the shift pawl (saw this on other threads), and it seems OK. When trying to get into 2nd I can't tell if I'm hitting resistance somewhere, and that's why the lever won't move far enough to shift... Or if there's damage to the transmission itself.
I'm pretty new to bike mechanics, so any advice would be appreciated. From what I can tell after following the Haynes manual, I may need to inspect the transmission, thoughts before I tear apart a bike for the first time?