be that might be it, I was messing around with it before I winterized my bike because I randomly had to pull my clutch in a lot further for it to engage all of a sudden
When pulling the lever in you should only have about 2mm of free-play, or gap between the clutch lever and the clutch 'perch' before you can feel resistance.
These days the amount of free-play spec (movement) is often measured at the ball end of the lever on some models and that might be something like 10mm.
Basically you just want to have only a little
free-play at all times, even under heavy throttle.