My (excellent) mechanic did a clutch spline lube on the bike, including new clutch cable, and, afterwards, could not get any freeplay at the hand lever. Has had the transmission and clutch out 4 times and all is properly installed. He can't figure out what is going on nor can I. Only thing he can suggest right now is to replace the clutch rod and throwout bearing assembly as that's about all he can think of that might help. So, any thoughts on this? I can only imagine that he is very frustrated with this bike. And, he's done many spline lubes on these k-bikes so it's not that this is something new to him. Has never seen anything like it before. Any thoughts much appreciated!