New Machine…Another Question

Today I searched on this forum, for Throttle freeplay. Lots of posts however, not being a mechanic or that way inclined, I’m a little confused.

My pedal goes down about an inch before I meet resistance, then it is a very short distance to get the machine moving. Is this a normal thing, or is the cable way to loose?? Don’t want to dive in and then screw up the idle speed or a sensor. HELP !!! Please