What Lubricant Do You Use?

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by Dr. Dolittle, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    6,397
    98
    18
    Browsing through my service manual getting ready for the 5,000 mile service. It says to lubricate brake/clutch controls, jiffy stand, fuel door, and saddlebags (hinges I'm assuming.) What do you guys use for this? Quick squirt of WD40 do the job?
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2008
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

    3,270
    48
    2
    i used Slick 50 one lube ... course its free from work so
     
  3. Lancer

    Lancer Junior Member

    495
    28
    2
  4. silentflyer

    silentflyer Active Member

    341
    26
    0
    Prisim in a spray can, stuff id "thicker" than WD40, seems to stay on the cables OK. Aircraft mechanics use it on control cables.
     
  5. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

    922
    26
    0
    I use what ever my HD dealer sells.
     
  6. 1fltri4me

    1fltri4me Member

    68
    16
    0
    For the cables,door,hinges I use Motion Pro cable lube.For the jiffy stand-GM spray grease(had a can layng around).
    A motorcycle acessory store should a varity of cable lubes.For the other stuff,any good lube will work.
    I would only use WD40 in a pinch.
     
  7. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    6,397
    98
    18
    Thanks everyone - I'll leave the WD40 in the laundry room for general household use then!
     
  8. vnamvet

    vnamvet Member

    18
    11
    0
    Dri-slide is good, but can be a bit messy. I have used "LUBIT" with teflon. It is sold at most H-D dealerships under the part number 94968-85TV @ $4.95.
    Temp range use is from -60F to 500F.

    Our technicians use it here at our dealership. Good stuf!

    craig
    P&A Mgr
    Lakeland Harley-Davidson/Buell
    Lakeland, FL
     
  9. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    6,397
    98
    18
    Thanks Craig, and welcome to the forum if I haven't already said so!