Others have discovered that the clutch cable can bind-up, kink and potentially/eventually get pinched and damaged as it passes by the side of the frame just behind the fork, more or less. I read about it on this forum-- lots of conversation on it, so I don't take credit for discovering it or coming up with the fix.
Some, including ME, have re-routed the cable OUTSIDE of the bent coat-hanger wire retaining thing that is held by one single Allen bolt.
I just got my bike back on the street, and am currently running it without plastics, by chance that area can be seen below
. I also put split loom on parts of the cable that I saw would rub on stuff. I ran my throttle cables totally in that black Chinese-finger trap riggers weave stuff, plus lots of other cables/wires. I DISPISE wire-rub through electrical failures ( I used to have a KLR... )
Hope this helps. Oh, LUBE YOUR throttle and clutch cable/s, even from brand new. There are some posts on how others have come up with unique methods, like hanging them straight and "filling them" with liquid lube that way..
I recently did stainless front brake lines. Watch how you route them. I put handguards-bars on at the same time, and must have re-routed them 5 times to keep enough slack to get full turns from the handlebars and not pinch anywhere. Get the DUAL LINE front set up if you can, to eliminate that crossover line on the front fender.
Oh, I was able to carefully remove my airfilter element and wash it up in some Dawn and hot water. After I dried it, I just re-oiled it and put it back in, they are rather spendy to replace. You will find your entire air box needs a bath as well.
Hey, did you find the shop manual and parts list on the forum yet?
I have the PDF's saved as docs into my phone and ipad.
ENLARGE for detail:
I have a flap of a tire inner tube rubber
between my cables and the coathanger retainer bit.