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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Default 1st time- Lubed my clutch cable

Removal and lubing the cable took about 15 min's once i downloaded the manual to figure out how to remove the crankcase side.

As far as products, i used the following:

1. SuperLube Synthetic Grease with PTFE Item #21030 For the pivots, ball ends etc.. per the manual
http://www.super-lube.com/files/pdfs...l_bulletin.pdf

2. Cable Life cable lube
http://www.protectall.com/cablelflong.aspx


Any thoughts on the two products i used? I wish we had DIY section on the forum for referencing what products work and procedures.
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Removal and lubing the cable took about 15 min's once i downloaded the manual to figure out how to remove the crankcase side.

As far as products, i used the following:

1. SuperLube Synthetic Grease with PTFE Item #21030 For the pivots, ball ends etc.. per the manual
http://www.super-lube.com/files/pdfs...l_bulletin.pdf

2. Cable Life cable lube
http://www.protectall.com/cablelflong.aspx


Any thoughts on the two products i used? I wish we had DIY section on the forum for referencing what products work and procedures.
Is it a free download and where can I find it?

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That just what I was going to ask. Could you give us a link to the manual?

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I was under the impression that the clutch and throttle cables were lubed with a good silicone grease at the time they were manufactured and would last the life time of the cable. Owners only had to keep the ends greased.

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I was under the impression that the clutch and throttle cables were lubed with a good silicone grease at the time they were manufactured and would last the life time of the cable. Owners only had to keep the ends greased.
+1 on that, just been lubing the ends for 12k now, so far works beautifully.
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+1 on that, just been lubing the ends for 12k now, so far works beautifully.
The service manual does state to only lube the ends, my bikes stored outside so i figure it can't hurt anything,
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If i remeber right your are not suppose to lube them because they have a teflon coating inside.I have a barnett clutch cable and they said no to lube the cable and to just put alittle grease on the exposed cable
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Is it a free download and where can I find it?

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Wish it were i bought it online as a PDF, paid $15 if i remember correctly. I also uploaded it to google docs for safe keeping
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If i remeber right your are not suppose to lube them because they have a teflon coating inside.I have a barnett clutch cable and they said no to lube the cable and to just put alittle grease on the exposed cable
Makes sense, just replaced the cable with an OEM (no choice, had to get it back on the road quick) and the one thing I notice besides the clean teflon is how smooth the clutch was now compared to when I bought the bike from the prev owner. The clutch has always been a little jerky and I thought and had remembered reading reviews stating the same so blew it off. I think now it may have been deposits building up from being lubed. When I pulled the old cable out of the housing it was apparent it had been lubed at one point or another. I did notice some slight burring on the handle which could have been the culprit. Quick smoothing took the rough edge off but will monitor.

Regardless, I had been aiming to pick up a SavUrRide cable once I had the time to measure this one (03V92TC) for emergancy sakes. Of course, day late and 113.79 dollars short.

One thing thats ironic and maybe off topic but when I read the thread "how to really feel stupid" about folks fessing up that operationaly checked their bikes in a horizontal position, 3 days later I stepped on some acorns as soon as I stood my bike off the kick stand and almost went over. Is it a coincidence I read this thread about 5 days ago and now had a broken clutch cable.. lol I have to laugh or it hurts... Thanks for all the gouge folks!!!!

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Well this was my first attempt, I researched the crap outa "Cable Life" and "teflon" and got more questions than answers. I guess from here on out no more lube, I doubt/hope that a one time application will make a huge difference.
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