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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-03-2015, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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I have read that lithium grease is best for clutch cable ends? Does this mean the spray lithium grease will work? I have also read to use a marine grease? which one or what should I use?

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Either is good as long as you keep the cable ends lubed and the cable adjusted correctly. You should never have a taught cable, always some slack. Se the manual re the proper adjustment. BTW, I use spray lithium grease.

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I use Moly-fortified Chassis lube on my cable ends. You can get a tub at autoparts store for under 5 bucks

http://www.autozone.com/greases-and-...ase/54187_0_0/

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I have a sachet of ARP Moly assembly lube that I use on my cable ends after a thorough clean, also got a tube of Penrite Moly camshaft lube, and I mix that with it as well.
Also I clean, lube and check adjustment twice as often as recommended. Cos its a ten minute job at most. And I run an Easyclutch and Id like to prove that by overmaintaining my cable ends that itll last indefinitely.

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Thank you all for your help!

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On the other forum Kevinx said stay away from lithium grease

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On the other forum Kevinx said stay away from lithium grease
1. Why?
2. Did he suggest a grease to use on the cable ends? Bacon grease maybe?

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I use the Mobil 1 synthetic grease. Why, because I had a can of it in my shed and it is suppose to be good stuff. I have used it for years on bearings, etc. Stuff seems to work good, still clean it off the cable end and use fresh grease on the cable at every oil change and at least once in between oil changes.... I also went ahead and got a Barnett cable, and tried it along with the Easypull. Ended up taking the Easypull off, it just was to easy, seemed strange it was to easy. The Barnett cable allows the cable ends to move freely at each end compared to the stock Victory cable on my bike, the stock cable ends were made or attached solid to the cable so the ends would not pivot or rotate freely. Maybe the new Victory clutch cables are different now I do not know.

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1. Why?
2. Did he suggest a grease to use on the cable ends? Bacon grease maybe?
Marine or synthetic was his recommendation.

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I use the Mobil 1 synthetic grease. Why, because I had a can of it in my shed and it is suppose to be good stuff. I have used it for years on bearings, etc. Stuff seems to work good, still clean it off the cable end and use fresh grease on the cable at every oil change and at least once in between oil changes.... I also went ahead and got a Barnett cable, and tried it along with the Easypull. Ended up taking the Easypull off, it just was to easy, seemed strange it was to easy. The Barnett cable allows the cable ends to move freely at each end compared to the stock Victory cable on my bike, the stock cable ends were made or attached solid to the cable so the ends would not pivot or rotate freely. Maybe the new Victory clutch cables are different now I do not know.
I find this interesting because I have installed the EZ-Pull and have a Barnett cable waiting in the wings. Did the tank have to come off to install it? Any heads up you can give me? At 79, I will never complain about a clutch pull being too easy.

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