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post #1 of 16 Old 10-03-2006, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
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Lubricating your clutch cable

How often do you guys lubricate the clutch cable on our CB900F/919??

I thought I read either on a forum or an article awhile back that the new design of cables on motorcycles now adays is that it is not a requirement of maintenance for the service of the cables, but suggested????

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post #2 of 16 Old 10-03-2006, 04:32 AM
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The artical was wrong. They still break. When to do it is just someone's opinion.

I do mine every year and I replace it every 20K.

Some never do and are fine, some have it break much sooner. Luck of the draw really.

Just be sure to take your cable off the bike because it will create a big mess.

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No need to lubricate it in my 9er..I only use the clutch in first gear..everything else is clutchless..

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No need to lubricate it in my 9er..I only use the clutch in first gear..everything else is clutchless..
Actually, that's even more reason to lubricate the line. An unused line is just as prone to failure as one that is used frequently.

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Bock, great point.
Will do that then

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Bock, great point.
Will do that then
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I don't think he's really going to do it block. But it's the thought that counts.

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What the hell is a bock anyway? Sounds like something on Star Trek.

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Yeah! So what if it's a scooter page!!!!

http://www.scootertherapy.com/clubepage.html

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post #11 of 16 Old 10-04-2006, 04:05 PM
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I want one, so I went on a search.

Motion Pro Cable Luber

Parts Unlimited Cable Luber

Campions Choice Cable Luber

Tusk Cable Luber

Alternate Champion's Cable Luber (looks like the Motion Pro to me?... bet it is.)

Now which one do I buy?

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These all look the same to me, go for the low price.
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These all look the same to me, go for the low price.
Yeah.. me too.

Rocky Mountain ATV has the Tusk in a kit with the cable lube juice for $12.49. That seems like the best deal yet. Luber + juice... wonder what they get for shipping? They are in UT so I would have to pay sales tax.. arrrg!


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I went with the one from California Sport Touring Inc. $16.05 with a can of lube delivered.

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post #14 of 16 Old 10-04-2006, 05:41 PM
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So how often should you lubricate the cable?

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post #15 of 16 Old 10-05-2006, 10:34 AM
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www.mxdeals.com has the Motion Pro for $9.31 if you only need the tool.

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post #16 of 16 Old 10-05-2006, 11:33 AM
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I lube cables and stuff in the spring, so that makes it once a year. I use a Product called tri-flow that contains teflon. I works great. Lubers are ok but I take mine off and hang them and use a piece of rubber hose that fits over the end. Fill it with tri-flow and let gravity do the rest.

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