Lubing throttle cables

4 replies to this topic
  • Strattos

Posted August 11, 2007 - 01:05 AM


What's the best lubricant to use to lube throttle cables?

WB40, chain lube???????

  • xr8450

Posted August 11, 2007 - 02:04 AM


I have just started using "Silkolene Silkopen", it works great for me.

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  • dustinw

Posted August 11, 2007 - 01:56 PM


I'm thinking of using spray silicone lubricant, the stuff is slippery and dry so doesn't attract dirt...

  • Beejay

Posted August 11, 2007 - 05:32 PM


I have been using WD40 for years now, but change my cables once a year no matter what condition.
Silicone sounds good but not sure how it will react with the existing lubricant in the cable, you don't want gunk forming.

  • xr8450

Posted August 11, 2007 - 11:21 PM


I use contact cleaner first to flush out any "gunk", then use the Silkolene.


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