Okay, I ran through a search on this topic but could not find the conceptual detail I am looking for. When I did my engine install, I reinstalled my old flywheel/clutch and tranny to the engine and dropped it in. When I installed the the new clutch cable, I had to pry the fork pretty far to get it connected and there was plenty of tension on it when it was connected. After breaking in the engine, I started giving it a little more throttle, and I could feel/smell the clutch slipping. I gave the cable more slack at the firewall adjuster and it seemed to improve. I've been reading posts about pulling up on the self adjusting mechanism when there is too much slack but doesn't it sound like mines too tight? Did I neglect to release something? i.e. does the "self-adjusting" mechanism build up tension and you have to release something for a new cable install?