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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-30-2014, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Default what grease should I use on my clutch cable?

Just like it says. I took it apart and all looked good, 6200 mi, but in fiddling with it some grease came off and I want to clean it up and redo it.
What kind of grease should I use that I can get from an auto parts store?
Also, should I get some lube to spray down the cable?

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I used some moly grease I had lying around to grease the ends of mine. On the cross bikes (and I think all the newer Vics) the cables are sheathed and do not need to be internally lubricated.

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I have heard that lubing down the cable can do more harm than good. Just lube the ends. A lot of people use that white lithium or white lightning grease, I can't remember the exact name of it

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I used some honda molylube I had laying around for my dirtbike.

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Moly Lube.

Also, here is a good video on adjustment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_iS2OutTxw

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Grease will do nothing but attract dirt and grit, which can lead to cable failure. I've always run my cables dry, and have never had a problem.

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just clean and lube the ends as per the above vid.
Adjust slack when overnight cold.
not recommended to lube the cable.
I use a Moly camshaft break in lube on mine, every oil change.
Moly grease is probably better.
And I change my oil before its due milage-wise.

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What does the manual say about lubing the cable?
Easier to ask here than to run outside and dig the manual out, LOL.
Is it in the maintenance schedule?
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What does the manual say about lubing the cable?
Easier to ask here than to run outside and dig the manual out, LOL.
Is it in the maintenance schedule?
read the above posts

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read the above posts
I did before I asked, no one mentioned what the manual recommends/states.
Sorry to have bothered you, will get off my butt and find the manual....
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