Check how much play the clutch lever has, basically how far can you move it without feeling any resistance. Not the clutch engaging or disengaging, just when you feel it start to actually pull on the cable.
Put a tape measure under the little ball at the end of the clutch lever along the same plane as you would pull the lever. Now pull the lever until you feel resistance and check the position of the ball on the end of the lever. As the above post said, 3/8-1/2" is good. I think the 500F manual says 10mm, but as long as you won't start to pull the clutch when the bars are turned all the way, you're good.
If your clutch has a ton of play >1", tighten up the cable. Tightening is somewhat counter intuitive since you're actually screwing it out to make the cable sheath "longer."
YouTube has a fantastic 28 second tutorial video, but I can't link it since I'm too new.
Recovering cruiser-bro. 2018 CB500F.
Last edited by Mousek801; 09-17-2019 at 01:51 PM.