clutch cable

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by scarylarry88, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. scarylarry88

    scarylarry88 Member

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    i have a 03 heritage softail. want to hear best way to lube clutch cable in your mens oponions. thanks
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I have always just collapsed the adjuster, disconnected the cable from the lever and used a cable lube product with a straw. Spray down in around the cable. I have cut the end of the straw so it is real pointy. Cant remember the product at the moment but its a spray cable lube. Its always worked for me.
     
  3. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    ALSO, While it is off at the handle-bars, it is loose enough like Bodeen says, to Then do the below.

    UN-screw the adjuster (separating apart to see cable inside in the middle of the cable where you adjust it). Then you can work more Lube up and down from there inside the cable and housing.

    signed....BUBBIE
     
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  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    When you are all done add a bit of white lithium grease at the perch for smoother operation:s
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    [​IMG] Here is an exploded view of a typical softail clutch cable, number 12 and 15 will reqire some lube also:D
     
  6. scarylarry88

    scarylarry88 Member

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    thanks for everybodys help it is greatly appreciated.
     
  7. HOLY DIVER

    HOLY DIVER Junior Member

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    +1 on what Jack said.who ever owned my bike before me used anti seize instead of grease talk about a mess!!!