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Throttle cable lubing?

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Do you have to just buy new cables?

There are these white plastic pieces that attach to each

cable, I slid/twisted one off and tried to lube the cable

with a cable luber device, but the lube wouldn't actually

go down thru the cable. I gave up and then had a very hard

time sliding/twisting that white plastic piece back on.

I was just happy to get it all back together.

What's the secret? 😢

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The trick is to take the cable luber and throw it in the trash can. Buy DriSlide at your favorite moto or bicycle store, which has a long, thin applicator tip.

Take the throttle assembly apart and shoot some brake cleaning fluid down where the cables goes into the sheath. Protect your eyes, it's real easy for it to splash back at you! Blow some compressed air down the tube to dry it and fling out any remaining crud.

Now shake the DriSlide container until the littl metal ball inside rattles for 1 minute, put the long applicator on and apply about 150-20 drops per cable. When it runs out the other end, stop and cleanup the mess before it stains anything. Clean and use grease on the cable barrel ends and re-assemble. Same process for the clutch...

They will be like new provided the cable aren't stripping. This will likely happen at the carb as the alignment bracket may be a little off, especially if you didn't assemble it correctly the last time you had the carb off, which frankly is real to do!!!

Good luck,

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Haha, well that stupid device actually does work for

my clutch cable.

But regardless, I'll take your advice and give it a shot.

Thanks, I appreciate the response.

😢

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Oh, that's 15-20 drops, not 150! Try it, I think you'll like it!

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