I know there has been a ton of threads around the trans for these bikes but I think my problem is a little different than the common issues. I did some searching but didn't find exactly what I was looking for. This is a new to me bike as of a few months ago. I put brand new chain a sprockets on it this season and had about 4 rides on it. Wanted to take the bike out for a trail ride this weekend and was just warming it up down a dirt road. I was not getting on it hard at all and had just shifted 4th gear and the chain snapped and the motor died. It broke the lower bolt boss for the chain guard which put a hole in the case. (I can take care of fixing that part). My concern is that the bike is REALLY hard to shift now. Both when it's running or when I dry shift it on a stand. I had to rock it back and forth for quite a while and apply way too much force on the shifter to get it to go through any of the gears. It looks like I'll be pulling the motor and getting in to the trans. My question is what came first here? Did the chain break causing the trans to lock up? Or did the trans lock up causing the chain to break? I would like some suggestions to get at the root cause here so neither of these things happens again! Also what should I be on the look out for in the tranny. bent shift fork maybe? Thanks for any help.