A proper clutch adjustment should be done as follows:
Turn out the cable adjustment until the clutch lever rests against the grip. Thread the center adjusting screw into the pressure plate until the clutch lever just starts to move very slightly away from the grip, then turn the center screw out ¼ of a turn and lock the center adjusting screw jam nut firmly against the pressure plate. Now adjust the clutch cable:
A black cable will have approx. 1/8" free play from the clutch cable ferrule to the clutch lever perch
A braided cable will have almost no free play.