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Old 11-18-2012, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hello would appreciate any info on cable lubrication. i have a 03 heritage softail, good bad or indifferent info is good.thanks.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If your talking about what to use on the cables, I use Dri Slide. I have a 67 FLH with a mousetrap clutch and it works great with the Dri Slide. I have 3 bottles for the bike and 3 bottles for my guns coming tomorrow. If you go to their website, DriSlideUSA.com it will tell you about their product.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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wow! that better be great stuff! And I'm sure it is, but a quick look at a couple of site priced it from $15 to $20 for a 4 oz. bottle
There are other cable lubes that will do a good job, at a more resonable cost.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Any good dirt bike shop will have cable lube and the little fitting you can spray it in with. The trick with the clutch cable though is actually getting the lube into the cable. Here's what I do:
I use a short piece of clear plastic hose that will just fit over the large eye of the cable. Then I slide a hose clamp down onto the clear hose and tighten it so that the hose seals to the end of the cable housing. Then I put some oil - the same oil that's in the tranny - in the clear hose and push it into the cable with an air gun at no more than 10-20 psi.
The only time consuming part is removing the cable from the clutch lever perch.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Isn't dry graphite a better cable lubricant?
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Isn't dry graphite a better cable lubricant?

Possibly....good luck trying to get it into a cable though.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I always used WD40.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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remington gun oil, it's called remoil, clutch and throttle cables every
couple years. it's thin and sneaky enough to work its way down the
inside of the cable jackets.

just me, no doubt others have better advice.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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more on that (son and i are working on his car tonite so i'm
in and out) but i use the spray can with the skinny little red straw.
pop the clutch cable off the handle and shoot her in, open the throttle
adjusters all the way off, shoot, reset.

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