Cable Lube

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by propflux01, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. propflux01

    propflux01 Active Member

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    What kinds of oils/lubes is everyone using to lube the clutch and throttle cables with?
     
  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Any lube is better than nothing at all, I use WD-40 and it seems to work well.
     
  3. propflux01

    propflux01 Active Member

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    Thank you for the links. Was just looking to see the latest and greatest in cable lubes, since its my start of sturgis-prep time.
     
  4. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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  5. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    Dri-Slide. Tried others but nothing compares in my opinion.
     
  6. lordharold

    lordharold Active Member

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    been using Tri flow seems to work well
     
  7. kdaddy

    kdaddy Active Member

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    I use INOX. I buy it at the dealer and it works great. It comes with a long needle tube. Just open your throttle cover or clutch cable and slide the tube right into the cables. No mess and it lubes well. FWIW I never use WD40 on anything I am trying to lubricate. It is for water displacement (WD) and not continuous lubrication. I also use Break free CLP on some things other than cables which can be foud at most gun stores. I use it on all my guns and slide mechanisms and it lasts a long long time.
     
  8. MTLGOD

    MTLGOD New Member

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    I've been using TRI Flow for years. Have yet to have a cable failure.
    Another good one is Break Free's CLP, good enough for my guns good enough for a cable.
    I do not recommend WD40 as a cable lube, it will evaporate away. It is however very good to flush out liner before you lube cable. Use a good tight lube injector.
     
  9. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    I have used silicone spray and WD40, when I was out of silicone. As mentioned above better than nothing at all.
     
  10. Dswartz

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    I use the stuff from HD. It has a needle on the end so it's easy to inject the lube down the cable right where you need it without a mess.