urrgghhh, you'll have to forgive my lack of knowledge, is ES the version post 2007 with gears / breaks switched? if so, it's not. It has gears on the right like the old classic versions
It's not ES no (if ES means Electric Start). it's classic model with gears on right, breaks on left.
If you have an ES model the problem will likely be your sprag clutch has grenaded and has jammed things up. If you do have an ES you should take your primary cover off and have a look inside. This is a very common problem and is easy to fix.
Did you read what he said? It happened under acceleration in 1st gear not when starting the engine with the electric start.
Did you read what he said? It happened under acceleration in 1st gear not when starting the engine with the electric start. They turned the engine over & the piston's not going up & down. That's the problem.
OK - I've got a bad feeling it's going to be something pretty substantial like broken connecting rod. Anyone have any idea what's the best / worst scenario I can expect with a broken rod? It only made a knocking sound when it first went, once the engine had died the kickstart was kicking over as if I had the compression switch on.