I was driving home from work today, stopped at a store to pick up some bare essentials (stuff that can fit into a backpack) and started my official ride home from there. As I was pulling up to a stoplight, my clutch cable snapped. Luckily I was in neutral and I wasn't forced to weave off into a traffic somewhere or something
But I pushed the bike into a parking lot and sat there for a bit wondering how to at least "rig" it enough to get home -- I've got a little sack of generic tools and .. well, couldn't use anything in said sack to rig it. Then figured I might be able to actually use my left hand to work the clutch arm on the side of the engine case itself while my right one worked the throttle. Started the bike up, "pulled the lever" (holding the clutch arm coming out of the case) and popped it into gear, stalled as if it didn't have a clutch at all.
I ended up just waiting for traffic to die down, got a running start while it was started and popped it into gear and just cruised home.
But.. did I somehow fry my actual clutch? Do I need to replace the plates? Shouldn't holding the arm have worked?