2008 RE se 500 militaryGirlfriends dad decided he wanted to try to fix the electric start since he wasn't able to kick start the bike. I am guessing the previous removed the gears because the solenoid wasn't working but not 100%. He pulled it all apart, put the gears in and put all back together. The solenoid is still bad but before we could tap it and get the starter to spin (no gears). Now when he taps it nothing happens (with gears). So I was going to kick start it to make sure it was still in running condition but I can't get it to start. Had no issue's before. It's also a LOT harder to kick with the added gears and the starter makes a whining noise every time I kick it over.Did he put something in backwards? It seemed like it almost wanted to start once but haven't been able to get close since. He now has left back home to Lubbock, TX (about 6-8 hours away) so I am stuck with figuring this out and I did pay semi attention to what he was doing so I have an idea if I need to swap something around.Thank you all for any ideas on the issue.
Just to be clear about the sound, it's like your pushing RC toy car instead of using the remote to drive it. It does it on every kick (haven't kicked it since I posted about it just incase something was wrong didn't want to make it worse)