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post #11 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-11-2017, 10:38 AM
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Have seen the lube come in bottles with little hollow needle type extensions that allow you to drip it down into the cable sleeves.
A little less messy. I have had good luck with liquid graphite. Found at any hardware store.
And serves a double purpose for locks around the house as well.

But yea. That procedure sounds about right.
And I hate anything that is not right too.
Especially on my bike.
Ill be at harbor freight getting sandpaer to refinish my aluminum today, ill grab some lube too
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Ok thank you sir. I think the clutch is fine, ill leave it alone. I suppose the cables need the lube after sitting stationary for 4 years,
Cable should probably be lubed once(?) a year.
Varies on use and conditions the bike is ridden in.
4 years? I strongly suggest lubing the clutch cable as well. You do not want it binding or worse breaking on you while on the road.
Of course first making sure it is not a Teflon coated one.

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Ok thank you sir. I think the clutch is fine, ill leave it alone. I suppose the cables need the lube after sitting stationary for 4 years,
Cable should probably be lubed once(?) a year.
Varies on use and conditions the bike is ridden in.
4 years? I strongly suggest lubing the clutch cable as well. You do not want it binding or worse breaking on you while on the road.
Of course first making sure it is not a Teflon coated one.

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if doing the clutch is the same procedure, ill do that too.
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if doing the clutch is the same procedure, ill do that too.
I use transmission gear oil to lube the clutch cable thinking that it may eventually find its way into the case.

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If you ever took your clutch cable off you would probably be surprised at how much drag there is in the cable sliding freely through the housing even if you think its sliding freely, I was. I was also surprised to find a kinked housing in one of my throttle cables when I took those off, but the throttle still snapped back okay before I replaced them.

The throttle return spring isnt very strong so if they do have a kink,the cables are gummed up inside or not adjusted properly it will cause what you are experiencing. If you think about it, there are three 90 degree corners in their routing and that alone adds drag. Also check to make sure the throttle isnt pushed so tightly onto the handlebars that the ends might be dragging. When I adjusted mine after installing new cables it took some fine tuning to get it to snap back properly.
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Help! I took the two allen screws out of the throttoe grip to access the cables where they attach to the grip. Went to reassemble, seems straightforward as all hell, but now i have to force everything together!!! If i do the throttle gets REALLY STUCK. I opened it back up to see if i could see what is dragging and preventing the plastic from snapping back together flush but i cant fogure it out!!
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See the gap??? Thats as close as i can get it. I really need help here
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Figured it out. Ferrule not pressed all the way in. Bigger issue guys. Went to start the bike. Hit starter, apparently the engine is flooded from the twisting of the throttle. Let off. Hit the starter again. POP. no lights, no dash, no starter, nothing. I hosed down the inside of the throttle housing with white lithium grease, did i **** something up?
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Sounds like you frecked something up. Get a new fuse and start over. Take your time amigo.

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