Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by propflux01, Jun 3, 2012.
What kinds of oils/lubes is everyone using to lube the clutch and throttle cables with?
Any lube is better than nothing at all, I use WD-40 and it seems to work well.
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.
Dri-slide on Amazon or local HD MoCo.
Dri-Slide. Tried others but nothing compares in my opinion.
been using Tri flow seems to work well
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.
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.
I have used silicone spray and WD40, when I was out of silicone. As mentioned above better than nothing at all.
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.
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