so as it turns out from my initial post today, if i revved the engine while idling into 2nd gear it would initiate the back wheel spinning, however, it made a god awful noise. sounding like something inside the engine was wobbling around.
i started taking it apart again, im thinking that the clutches need to be replaced? seems like the first gear clutch doesnt work, and the second gear clutch is almost gone. these are all the original parts. anyone have anymore thoughts? thanks!