i finally got around to tightening up my clutch lever since it has had quite a bit of free play for quite a while. so this resulted in my lever not entering the friction zone until i squeezed it much closer to the grip. which felt good for me, but not really where i felt it was 'supposed' to be. after tightening it up, my clutch feels a lot heavier and now the friction zone begins much further away from the grip. both those things make it not nearly as comfortable as it used to be and results in slower shifting for me. my question is, what is the downside in just leaving it the way it was? how much is too much free play and how can you tell? how can you tell if the clutch is not fully engaging from having too much free play?