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What's the best lube to use on our 2012 XR and Vegas Clutch Cables. Do you lube just the pivot points or to you lube the entire cable?

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Just the pivots, the cable is sheathed in a nylon type coating and grease will cause it to deteriorate. Be certain to clean the pivots and sockets before re-lubing.

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Thanks a bunch. Any waterproof Grease good?

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I use white lithium grease. BTW, the best and easiest way to release the cable is to rotate the pivot on top of the primary case. Do it with a channel lock type pliers.

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Thanks a bunch. Any waterproof Grease good?
Iv been using synthetic marine grease ...
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Iv been using synthetic marine grease ...
That's what I'm using as well. A tube of it was 5 bucks at Tractor Supply. I suspect it'll be a damn near lifetime supply

I use an acid brush to apply and keep it in a ziplock baggie rubber banded to the tube.
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I use Moly camshaft assembly lube.
Vital to thoroughly clean the old crap off first of course.
Then as its been sitting overnight cold I check the adjustment and make sure its spot on.
I do mine twice as often as the suggests 5000 mile oil change interval, cos its so simple to do and I got extra peace of mind that my cables gonna last.

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Moly or if it is in view i also use vasaline

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Moly or if it is in view i also use vasaline
It's not nice having IT in view. You can get into trouble doing that, you know.
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I'm always looking for the best fluids & lubricants available-I prefer the TFE wax base dry lubes-they won't turn into a gritty dirt attracting grease ball & they're much easier & neater to apply. I'm trying out a new lube that I can't recommend yet but looks promising-it's a ceramic wax lube that has boron nitride "nano" particles instead of the TFE/Teflon particles, I've only tested it on two of my 1911's and some fishing reels with good results.
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