Re: Total newb with problems
The drive sprocket can be turned even if the clutch is engaged. You're rotating the crankshaft along with everything else. It would be easier if you removed the spark plug too.
You need to get the screws loose to remove the actuator cover because there are parts inside that need periodic maintenance/lubrication. Try a screwdriver that fits the screw heads and tap on the handle of the driver with a hammer. There are tools available, impact drivers, but as long as your screwdriver tip fits the screw properly you should be able to get those screws out.
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