I suspect your issue is incorrect assembly of the clutch. It is apparently not releasing at all. Remove the springs and check that the pressure plate is then loose. When you put the sidecover on, verify the clutch lever has some slack in it before it becomes tight.
2004 Rebel 250, 2003 BMW K1200GT (roadburner), 2004 BMW R1200GS(all purpose),
1973 Norton Interstate (in a box in the basement)
1968 Triumph Bonneville
Does the clutch lever pull way too easy or did it seem like you had to fight to get the springs on?
2009 Honda Rebel 250; 2009 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit "The bravest thing for me to do is admit when I am wrong" - unknown HRF Answer #1 You should take the MSF Rider Course HRF Answer #2 You need to clean your carburetor HRF Answer #3 Sorry we assumed if you didn't say otherwise