New Clutch Cable


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New Clutch Cable

Postby moneypit » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:32 pm



Broke a clutch cable on my 1100 do I need to lube the new cable before installing. and if so what should I use.



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Re: New Clutch Cable

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:08 pm

Some people use motor oil - however, in cold temperatures, this congeals, and the thickness restricts cable movement.

You can buy aerosol cans of cable lubricant, which is basically a very lightweight oil.

Personally, I buy a can of graphite (dry) lubricant. I spray this down the cable until it comes out the other end, then let it dry. You need to be careful with this stuff, as it goes on like black spray paint, so don't do it near anything you don't want to be colored black! :)

Once it's dry, I install it. Graphite is extremely slippery, and lubricates very well. The cable is silky smooth and stays lubricated without having to reapply lubricant again in the future.

I also use this lubing tool - it makes the job very easy. Clamp it around the cable end, stick the straw of the aerosol can in the rubber nipple, and spray. Clean, no mess, and fast.

http://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-018 ... ingdocs-20


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Re: New Clutch Cable

Postby moneypit » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:47 am

thanx w a I have a cable luber that I will use. I didn't know if it was necessary. thank you ..

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Re: New Clutch Cable

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:20 am

moneypit wrote:thanx w a I have a cable luber that I will use. I didn't know if it was necessary. thank you ..


It's not necessary, but it makes it easier (and less messy). I've used a plastic bag zip tied on the end of the cable before, you then fill the plastic bag with whichever lube you're using, and let gravity pull it down through the cable. Let it sit for an hour, and you're done.

I've also see people use plastic tubing, with a diameter big enough to fit around the cable. Then they use a screw clamp to seal it to the top of the cable, and pour the lubricant into the tubing, letting it work its way down the cable.




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