How do you lubricate choke cables?

A mix of powdered graphite and WD-40 also works well for a lot of motorcycles or simply ask for a recommendation at your local motorcycle shop for getting the best lubricant for your particular motorcycle’s cables. You should never use chain lubricant on a cable.

A mix of powdered graphite and WD-40 also works well for a lot of motorcycles or simply ask for a recommendation at your local motorcycle shop for getting the best lubricant for your particular motorcycle’s cables. You should never use chain lubricant on a cable.

Also, what can I use as lube for cable? White Lithium Grease is a great, messy lubricant that likes to stay put. Perfect for hinges, window regulators and throttle, clutch and speedometer cables. If you use the little straw attachment you don’t make much of a mess. Get some Cable Life with a little straw and this tool.

Moreover, can you use wd40 on throttle cables?

WD-40 is a lot thinner than cable lube/grease. It evaporates quickly and will likely not stay in the cable for long. If the cable was sticking due to corrosion/rust WD-40 would help break it free but I would not use it as a lube replacement. You should look into a non-aerosol cable lube.

How do you clean a throttle cable?

Remove the fuel tank and seat so you can get to the carby. Release the end of the throttle cable from the carby so all the gunk doesn’t get flushed into it when you clean out the cable. Attach a cable luber to the top end of the cable and spray contact cleaner into it to flush out the sand and dirt.

What is the best lubricant for motorcycle cables?

I would recommend that anyone using a motorcycle or bicycle with cable controls lubricate their cables with PJ1 Cable Lube. I’ve always sworn by PJ1 cable lube. It has great longevity, smells good, and the bubbling action really clears out dust/grit from cables as you pump it through with a cable-luber.

What is the best cable lube?

DuPont TriFlow and DuPont Silicone/Tefelon spray is very good for cable lube.

How do I know if my clutch cable is bad?

Usually a problematic clutch cable will display a few symptoms that can alert the driver that a problem has occurred and needs to be serviced. Transmission slips out of gear. A bad clutch cable can sometimes cause a transmission to slip and pop out of gear. Hard clutch pedal. Clutch pedal sinks to the floor.

Should I grease my motorcycle axle?

The light coating of grease should keep the shaft from seizing in the bearings. By all means yes. It is a good practice to grease the axle prior installation.

Can a clutch cable snap?

A clutch cable can also snap without warning, rendering the pedal useless. As the clutch kit relies on friction to work, it does wear out gradually and so an adjuster is provided in many vehicles. If either the manual adjuster needs attention or a clutch cable’s automatic adjuster fails, then the clutch could slip.