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Lube your cables

How Important is it to lube up your cables on your bike and how frequent should you do them.....just the clutch and throttle cables right?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-17-2005, 09:22 PM
 
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Every oil change. And it is very important. Take your bike to redline in 1st and just chop the throttle and image that with out knowing it is going to happen and your in a corner pouring on the gas. Not cool....
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hey twist...got my chain and sprockets, went up 2 teeth in the rear and wow......i feel the difference.....

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I'm glad someone listens to me, I glad you like the setup.
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and by the way twist do ya recommend any brand of cable lube???

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thinking of adding a T.R.E. switch, whata ya think on that??

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Not really I use just plain old "white lithium" spray grease. Works wonders. Also get alittle bit on where the cable connects to the fuel rails. But just alittle. You want that thing to be able to move as freely as it can.
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Not really I use just plain old "white lithium" spray grease. Works wonders. Also get alittle bit on where the cable connects to the fuel rails. But just alittle. You want that thing to be able to move as freely as it can.

cool but whata ya think about the TRE Switch??

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Good idea for your bike, but buy it from Ivan not discount places trust me.
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Good idea for your bike, but buy it from Ivan not discount places trust me.
Why do you say that? Just curious. We've sold a ton of Ivan's TREs, as do many other people.
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Im sorry I ment buy an Ivan's. Some places make their own(I.E. Discount place) and they suck. Sorry. Ivans is the best. SpeedWerks has a very good price on these too.

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How Important is it to lube up your cables on your bike and how frequent should you do them.....just the clutch and throttle cables right?

I would say as important as inspecting them. Took my 03 R1 apart to check the valve adjustment( annoying tick started to really bother me) and during reassemble I decide to lube my Throttle cables from the Throttle side up. Low and behold I had a frayed throttle cable. After messing with it for a little while trying ot see just what could happen I got it to start locking up in the WOT direction. Not good. Thats the Grip side after I got it ot hang up.



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