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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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sweet clutch lever trick

hey i just thought i'd share this little trick with everyone out there. pull your clutch lever cable off of the lever itself, and spray teflon spary into the tube. hold the tube up and let some of that spray get down in there. then repeat. do this about 3 or 4 times and reassemble. a buddy of mine who's been riding crotch rockets for about 15 years taught me this, and it really does reduce clutch lever effort by about 80%. the first time i felt his bike with this mod, i thought something was actually broken somewhere. just thought i'd share. ride safe everyone.
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is that safe to do?

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ah, yeah, you are just lubing the cable.

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just makin' sure. what do i know, i'm just a girl...

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or you could just get one of these
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or you could just get one of
Linky? I should probably do that to mine. Seems like the cable might be sticking a little. Not surprising after 6900 miles and several rain storms I guess.

Just put 120 miles of mostly twisties on today + some slow speed stuff in the high school lot including panic brake practice.

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I need one of those cable lubricating thingies. I just cleaned and lubed a little of my cable, but I dont think I got it very clean or well lubed.

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just hope this wont happen because of it...



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Linky? I should probably do that to mine. Seems like the cable might be sticking a little. Not surprising after 6900 miles and several rain storms I guess.

Just put 120 miles of mostly twisties on today + some slow speed stuff in the high school lot including panic brake practice.
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I need one of those cable lubricating thingies. I just cleaned and lubed a little of my cable, but I dont think I got it very clean or well lubed.
here ya go clicky picky

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here ya go clicky picky

You don't need that stupid thing... just squirt down the tube!!!




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You don't need that stupid thing... just squirt down the tube!!!
mine came with a can of lube... and it makes it a lot easier... and less messy.
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I don't have one... don't need one and many times you can't get that thing on the cable.




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I like the idea of it, especially when I just want to force the dirt down and out with WD40, then lube the cable real well. just the little spray tube, I tried that, somehow managed to spray lube 10 feet in front of my bike, and also all over my front fender. damned if I know how I done it.

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what are these cables everyone keeps talking about???



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what are these cables everyone keeps talking about???
oh don't worry about them... you have a V-Twin... they're cable-less
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You don't need that stupid thing... just squirt down the tube!!!
No kiddin! I put chain lube down it! I use that shiz on TONS of stuff. My old one snapped... what a crappy day that way

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i heard about this all new trick, its guarentteed to extand the life of your bike, make it run so much smoother and its only 30 bucks if you do it yourself




















its called changing the oil



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No kiddin! I put chain lube down it! I use that shiz on TONS of stuff. My old one snapped... what a crappy day that way
Yeah...I think chain wax is a little heavy for that.

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i heard about this all new trick, its guarentteed to extand the life of your bike, make it run so much smoother and its only 30 bucks if you do it yourself




















its called changing the oil
What's this only $30 crap?

My bike takes 4 qrts of $8 Mobil 1 + 3/4 a quart at $15...

Luckily I just picked up a K&P lifetime oil filter for a good deal... so no more oil filter purchases.




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What's this only $30 crap?

My bike takes 4 qrts of $8 Mobil 1 + 3/4 a quart at $15...

Luckily I just picked up a K&P lifetime oil filter for a good deal... so no more oil filter purchases.


Two quarts of oil at $5 each, plus a $12 filter.

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