Hey, thanks for the tips ! I will definitely take the grip off this weekend and buy some dry graphite lube. Having the light feeling to the throttle again is great. I'm going to remove the calipers as well to see what's going on there.
I have almost 30,000 KM on the bike.
I changed the FD and gear oil every 10,000 km after the initial 1000km service , I'm thinking the generator belt and spark plugs should be replaced soon. If the FD fails, it's not because of bad lube !