Re: Hello from Maryland
Thanks gentlemen, excellent advice. Turned out that tightening the flower-nut under the engine panel on the right-hand side of the bike was the trick to get the clutch to engage the gears. Now the piston moves when its in gear and I spin the back wheel!
From here, I'm following your recommendations to adjust the cable to get it to engage at the sweet spot (tomorrow, cause I'm bushed at this point).
One more clutch question for the evening though: How difficult should it be to "spin" the drive sprocket when its out of gear? I put "spin" in quotation marks because I can hardly turn it at all. It is exceptionally difficult to pedal this bike even when its out of gear (I have the spark plug out and no exhaust/intake hooked up yet).
Is that normal?