Decided to have a look at the clutch plates, although the clutch was improved still not right. However upon removal the reason the "sticking" soon became apparent, the plates were covered with something akin to black treacle. Once clean they were resembled and as before the lift was checked with a dial gauge.hd photo sharing
Found that I needed to readjust the the clutch cable again afterwards, but once done it was time for anther ride. A longer ride this time, to my local M/C club which evolved both town and country roads. First thing I found was the fact was that clutch the released straight-a way, no sticking, no crunch when selecting first gear. Finding neutral at the many traffic lights between me and the countryside was much easier as well. Clutch cleaning it would seam was worth the effort. How much more enjoyable a ride can be when everything works as it should. Rolling at about 50/5 mph - a speed that both the bike and I found comfortable - on warm summer evening, can't be bad.