Why Would a Dirt Bike's Kick Start Get Stuck?

If the kick start, often known as a kick starter, on a dirt bike gets stuck and the engine will not turn over, the problem could lie in many different areas, including the gears of the kick start, or within the engine itself, such as seized pistons or a seized transmission. Determining the problem requires an understanding of the engine and its components, so having a manual nearby for reference is helpful.