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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/super_lube_grease_technical_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/super_lube_grease_technical_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?

Thanks
2011 XC
 

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Is it free?

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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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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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 :ltr: 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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I think the only thing I am going to do differnt is apply some Moly-B (molybdenim disulfide) at the cable ends, the handle itself and inspect for possible wear more offten. Like I said in previous post, I did have a small bur develope on the handle. Who knows how long it was there, didnt find it till I took it off. Also, here is the link for the saveUrRide cable if anyone was interested.

http://www.noemtz.com/clutchcablerepairkits.htm
 

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I think the only thing I am going to do differnt is apply some Moly-B (molybdenim disulfide) at the cable ends, the handle itself and inspect for possible wear more offten. Like I said in previous post, I did have a small bur develope on the handle. Who knows how long it was there, didnt find it till I took it off. Also, here is the link for the saveUrRide cable if anyone was interested.

http://www.noemtz.com/clutchcablerepairkits.htm
Some of the older bikes had a burr problem in the handle bar end of the cable, not the cable itself but the area where the cable was housed. I took mine apart and cleaned it up with a file and paper. Took care of the problem. Both bikes were 05....
 

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Yup Shuffles, that sounds like what I found and from the looks of the cable wear even though it snapped close to the ball the wear was about 3/4 of an inch down which is what got me to feeling around on the handle itself. Did the same as you, fine file then light sanding and it nicely rounded out. Will be inspecting more closely in the future and a little more often from this lesson learn.. :D
 
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