takeoff issues crf450r

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Hey everyone, not the most mechanically inclined person but ill do my best to explain my problem, I've had my new to me crf450r 2006 for about 2 months now, its been working great, not riding it hard, using it primarily in fields and trails at a buddy of mine's farm. But out of nowhere I've started having a very hard time on take off... i can not slowly release the clutch and give some gas, i basically have to rev it up abit and do a small launch every single time i reach a standstill, once i have started moving everything feels fie, no issues shifting, anybody have an idea of what can be wrong?.... TIA
 
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Start with the simple things like adjusting the clutch free play at the clutch lever. Make sure there is about 1/8" (about the thickness of a nickel) free play at the lever before it starts actually putting tension on the clutch cable.