Not clutch cable-related, but cable-related anyway:
After installing 1-1/2" Eagle Mike risers for my Generation 1's handlebars, at full lock, the choke cable was just barely nudged by the handlebar excursion.
At idle, if the choke cable is just barely nudged on a warm, running KLR650 engine, the engine will die (try it). This effect was most interesting, as in when making a U-turn in stopped traffic on a crowded street . . . straighten bars, find neutral, and start the bike, hoping to escape oncoming motorists . . .
Some minor re-adjustment of handlebar hardware, and the consequent re-orientation of the choke cable, solved the problem. Rather daunting, 'til I discovered the cause and cure of the sudden unexpected flame-outs..