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Tiger Time => Girly Talk (1999 - 2006 Tigers) => Topic started by: cba191 on April 04, 2016, 11:59:13 PM

Title: lubing the throttle cable
Post by: cba191 on April 04, 2016, 11:59:13 PM
I  don't feel like removing the tank and everything, so i have to ask. Can i lube the throttle cable any other way without causing problems?
Title: Re: lubing the throttle cable
Post by: Dyn Blin on April 07, 2016, 07:12:36 PM
Motion Pro makes a nice little adapter to spay lube into clutch line housing for under $10 (eBay clones for less).  Some clear plastic tubing from the local hardware store will do in a pinch.   Itnhelps to seal the " input" side with silicone caulk to keep the output from the little red spray tube from the can from backing up.  Should work through "top" of throttle cable housing too.  Would need to go easy to avoid runoff through the throttle body end. 

Maybe use a Teflon - based formula to minimize mess?
Title: Re: lubing the throttle cable
Post by: Sin_Tiger on April 08, 2016, 12:30:12 AM
 :iagree I've used bicycle Teflon dry lub in the past, applied using a analgesic syringe which works quite well.
Title: Re: lubing the throttle cable
Post by: PeteH on April 08, 2016, 01:00:15 AM
I was going to reply earlier but `aint done it on the Tiger, done it on my old bike but that didn't have heated grips, not sure if that's an issue?? but anyways best to go in from the top with any lube....
Title: Re: lubing the throttle cable
Post by: Sin_Tiger on April 08, 2016, 09:17:07 AM
Quote from: PeteH on April 08, 2016, 01:00:15 AM
I was going to reply earlier but `aint done it on the Tiger, done it on my old bike but that didn't have heated grips, not sure if that's an issue?? but anyways best to go in from the top with any lube....

Incoming  Carry On references  :tin hat
Title: Re: lubing the throttle cable
Post by: metalguru on April 11, 2016, 09:58:59 PM
One of these works very well, just detach cable from handlebar end.
I use cycle teflon lube as it dries and does not attract dirt.
The grease based lubes have a propellant which can attack the inner cable liner.

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