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Motor stuck

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I have a 1998 Dyna Wide Glide. Straightened a curve out bent the forks, and flipped it. I’m just putting it back together. Rebuilt the front forks and got the tire and fender on it but tried to start it and found it with start to turn over and then dead stops. It will move about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch but then stops. The starter will turn it that much but then it stops dead. What would cause the motor to be locked up. Put it in 5th gear and tried to turn the motor that way but it still is locked up?
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Has it been sitting long or outside?
If that is the case, I would try this first.Pull the spark plugs, put about a tsp.of oil in each cylinder and try to turn it over by hand via the rear wheel and or starter.
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