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    I have never lubed the throttle and clutch cables, what is the best approach?

  • #2
    Probably with the tool made specifically for that, but I don’t have one. I just remove the cables from the levers and slowly drip it in until it runs out the bottom. I use a liquid lubricant that dries to a dry powder. 58K on my stock cables.

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      rsokie commented
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      what is the name of that stuff Steve? and is yours a Silverado model with the steel Braided cables? The reason i asked the previous owner sprayed mine with something and they looked like they were rusty. got a new set from Tim at metric magic and replaced them and dont want the same thing to happed. thanks in advance Buck

  • #3
    PJ-1 cable lube spray
    motion pro cable lube
    pain in the ass and messy

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    • Spydr
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      PJ1 makes a Baby Lube???
      LMFAO!

  • #4
    Lots of ways.

    Link https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/h...ips-mc-garage/

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    • #5
      For Heavens sake, don’t use WD-40! It’s a penetrant, not a long lasting lubricant.

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      • #6
        Only thing i use wd40 is to clean stuff with tar on it.

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        • #7
          I use K-Y jelly works great.

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          • Spydr
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            Damn Man... I Like the way you Think!

        • #8
          Originally posted by Shores View Post
          For Heavens sake, don’t use WD-40! It’s a penetrant, not a long lasting lubricant.
          What do you use Shores?
          2012 Road Star Silverado S

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          • #9
            Royal Purple makes a product called Synfilm...a synthetic lubricant. My experience has been quite good with it. I've used it on my fishing gear, guns and cables with good effect.

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            • #10
              Originally posted by rsokie View Post
              what is the name of that stuff Steve? and is yours a Silverado model with the steel Braided cables? The reason i asked the previous owner sprayed mine with something and they looked like they were rusty. got a new set from Tim at metric magic and replaced them and dont want the same thing to happed. thanks in advance Buck
              A common result of using oil or WD-40 is making the cables turn brown. Can’t remember the stuff I used last, but got it from a bicycle shop. Anything similar to this. There are lots. Mine was a white liquid that dries to powder.

              https://www.amazon.com/Bike-Aid-Dris.../dp/B001F2Y25G

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              • rsokie
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                thanks for the info and how is the leg doing anyhow?

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