Actually, if the plates wear, your cable gets tighter not looser. When it gets looser and looser it usually is the cable losing strands.Checked mine too. I was a bit concerned that my perch adjuster was getting further and further out. I decided to roll it back in and adjust it down by the case. I have never had a bike that I had to adjust the clutch so much and that includes motocross bikes that I abused the clutch on. It has me a little concerned about the plate life.