No that is not what I said or meant. I'm referring to the shaft that comes out of the gearbox underneath the frame.The lever was too tight, though I have no point of reference for how tight or loose it should be. The selector shaft (which after some googling appears to be the foot lever on the left) is screwed in fine and not loose. So i’m going to guess it was the clutch lever being wound too tight. Is that an ok guess?
the photos not that good it is hard to take a picture of it but it's the one connected to this bit on the gear linkage near the gearbox.
if this is slipping it will stop you selecting any gear.
I refer to your opening post.
I was out in an empty parking lot practicing some maneuvering on my ‘95 ex500. I was driving it decently hard but not outrageously. I shifted up to 3rd and 4th on a long straight and then down shifted to 1st. Then when I tried to shift up again, the shift pedal would move up to 2nd or down to 1st and neutral, i’d give it some throttle in 1st or 2nd and release the clutch lever but the clutch doesn’t engage... the bike just revs but with no movement.
Any ideas or help?"
this doesn't sound like a clutch problem to me although you do not make it clear if you actually did select a gear or not my guess is it's stuck in neutral so did the next 3 posts.
I agree with Fog (I have to) that clutch although very shitty should work fine if it is adjusted correctly I have seen a lot worse but it still worked. just needs a clean. I think you need to explain a little more. does the neutral light come on and go off if you try to select first gear. (because of the neutral finder it is the only gear you can select until moving)
the fact you said it just revved in 2nd. (a gear you cannot select while stationary) leads me to believe the clutch is not your problem.