hmm...watch the shifter pawl as you try to shift out of N and see if it is actually rotating the gearshift drum or if the drum is going partway and springing back to N.
Try spark plugs out, unscrew the 2 access plugs in the left side cover so you can turn the crankshaft with a socket wrench, and see if the clutch pack turns when you turn the engine by hand, watch closely to see if the fiber disks and the metal rings are sliding past each other, also watch the front drive sprocket's shaft and look for it turning or not.
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I have never seen a clutch fail completely all at once. They start slipping first. The linkage may be jammed, and holding the clutch disengaged. I've never had a Rebel clutch apart, but every clutch I've ever worked on has been very similar. Since you have the right side cover off, go ahead and disassemble the clutch and see what you find.
Thanks again guys.....I'm going to have to wait for a special socket to remove the clutch, I added a video of me manually cranking the engine....seems as if the clutch is rotating as a whole...discs dont seem to be sliding past each other. Is there anything else I can check in the meantime?
Something is not adding up here. IF the bike is in gear and rolled forward, then the chain should roll and turn the countershaft sprocket and shaft. If the clutch is not slipping then then the engine must be turning over too. Everything should be locked up.
What is going on with your bike?
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Wish I could describe it better...according to drum stopper plate I am in 1st...when I roll my bike I have no movement on the clutch side at all, bike rolls freeley...the chain spins the front sprocket and shaft... I can lift rear wheel and spin back tire and it moves front sprocket and shaft