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Time to lube my clutch cable. I have seen many recommendations as to type of lubricant....Liquid, Aerosol, Break Free CLP, WD-40, Teflon, Grease, etc. Appreciate your input.
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I say just use a light weight oil over some of that other stuff because what ever you use is going to end up in the tranny. But that's just my 2¢.
 

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Newer bikes have teflon coated inner cables that don't require lube. But I still like to lube mine. I poke the cable thru a corner of a sandwich bag and wrap it tight with a cut rubber band. Then I put enough oil to cover the cable end and leave it sit overnight. I use trans oil, just because it makes me feel like it sticks to the cable longer, and I have all night to wait anyhow.
 

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Good point breeze. I've heard that lubing the telfon coated cables can cause damage, but I don't know if there's any truth to that.
 

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For my 04 softail I did similar to what breeze does only I was using hydraulic oil. I would also pull down that rubber accordion thing that covers the adjuster and smear grease around it, cause it seams like moister always gets in there.
 

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See sticky #2 at the beginning of this thread section by Dave63.
 

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Thanks all. Guess I overlooked the sticky. Looks interesting. I was looking for the type of lubricant to use....didn't think of the method of application. I sell industrial chemicals, which include lubricants, so I have lots of resources.
 

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Thanks all. Guess I overlooked the sticky. Looks interesting. I was looking for the type of lubricant to use....didn't think of the method of application. I sell industrial chemicals, which include lubricants, so I have lots of resources.
I've been using 3-in-one oil for over forty years now on all types of cables . It's worked well so far. :)


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another .02

Bike Aid, its graphite in a light machine oil with a 3" needle nozzle. I just hold the cable end in a rag and take my time. Slide the cable back and forth after a few seconds and a few more drops.
I tried the Cable Lube aerosol, and it's a little messy, (even with the clamp block the sell) so it's used to lube the pivot pins, and inside of throttle grip. I know MoCo. has always said no on the grip, but I have 96.5k with stock grips with no issues.
Again it's all personal preferences.
 
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