Honda Nighthawk 700s Transmission broken shift fork

This is one of the problems with the transmission. This is a shift fork from an 85 Honda Nighthawk 700s. The clutch had huge play in it and was slipping and grabbing, slipping and grabbing. Looks like this is the primary problem, but I'll have to install the new (used) forks and see if the play is gone. The spare engine has a MUCH tighter transmission

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