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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 04 2010, 22:07

Reckon I should lube up the throttle cables in the near future (and prob the clutch while I'm at it). It's been many a year since I did this and I'm pretty certain I used to just disconnect them at the top, tie a little bag round, put a bit of engine oil in and hang em up for a bit until I assumed they were lubed all the way down.

Any suggestions/improvements etc would be appreciated

I've never used cable lube and one of those things you fasten on the end to apply it, btw
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Post  yamahamad on Sun Apr 04 2010, 22:24

Sounds a real good way of lubing them but a bit of messing around disconnecting them unless you are stripping down to do something else. I just give them a squirt of wd40 now & again with the straw & have not had a problem.
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Post  furball on Mon Apr 05 2010, 18:26

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Cable-Oiler_W0QQitemZ170464485724QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Motorcycle_Parts?hash=item27b079a15c

Spray some WD40 down it till it runs clear , then drip some oil down the cable, and HAY PRESTO it will run very smooth

Also it make's it a lot easier on the wrist when operateing the clutch

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Post  SteveCat on Mon Apr 05 2010, 21:40

Thanks for the link Davie, just bought one - can't stand the pain in my left hand anymore from a stiff cable (even though its supposed to have be done at the last service).

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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 05 2010, 22:02

Some WD40 sounds like a good idea.

Thanks for the help

(anything to ease the strain on my right wrist)
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Apr 06 2010, 12:46

petercriss wrote:(anything to ease the strain on my right wrist)

Might be more than just the throttle causing that strain though, could be putting a little to much weight on your wrist ...
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