Noel might have something to add here, but I would look into that clutch quick smart. If it goes quite when you pull the lever it has got to be something to with those clutch springs.
You say brand new ? What year is your bike Russell ?
yeah i know dons. its not a brand new bike, i just meant being such low k's its almost like new. thanks for your input and i'll get the clutch checked out. Russell.