Something you learn when you first learn to ride a bicycle as a kid (non training wheels). I only first learned I was actually doing it sometime in my 30s
On the friction zone, easy fix. Its something I really didnt like when I took my first ride on the 06, and really hate when Im off road.
Theres a perch the cable sheath goes through, the one on the engine right before it gets to the pivot arm. Loosen both jamnuts and start moving it to the right, towards the pivot arm. Each adjustment requires an adjustment of the clutch lever freeplay also. The further you move it towards the pivot arm (to the right) the sooner the clutch starts engaging when you start to let go of the clutch lever. Careful, you can go to far to the point the clutch doesnt fully release. I got to that point then backed up and went the other way a bit (to the left) until I was sure the clutch would fully release.
Friction zone is where it should be now Havent done it on my 09 yet.