TriFlow for clutch cable, GOOD!



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  • sirthumpalot

Posted October 11, 2001 - 01:48 AM

#1

Someone here recommended triflow a while ago and I remembered that I had a can burried in the garage. So I tried it for the clutch cable last night, wow what a difference! I've been using some aresol cable lube which worked OK, but initially this is much better! Hopefully this weekend I'll find out how it lasts. OK just wanted to share.

  • Scott_F

Posted October 11, 2001 - 04:34 AM

#2

Hey, what's a good store to buy TriFlow?

  • sirhk

Posted October 11, 2001 - 05:18 AM

#3

Pretty much any bicycle shop should have it. It's used on bike chains and cables.

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  • Tom_in_KS

Posted October 11, 2001 - 05:38 AM

#4

Tri-Flow is the greatest on clutch cables or cables of any kind. I used this for many years on road bikes (before the advent of hydraulic clutch systems).

Try it, you'll like it!!

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  • sirthumpalot

Posted October 11, 2001 - 06:09 AM

#5

Like sirhk I got mine at a bike shop about 10 years ago. The propellant was gone but I charged it back up with the air compressor and now it sprays great. As a bonus it smells like banannas. Posted Image

  • scottzx7rr

Posted October 11, 2001 - 10:51 PM

#6

I actually came across something else that is pretty good. At Wal-Marts they were selling a Yellow can of silicon based lubricant for 1.99. I thought what the heck I would use it for after washings. I forgot my cable lube at a recent race and used it for the clutch cable. It was extremely slick on the cable. It to me felt as clost to the MSR Raptor/Hydro clutch pull that one could get. It was extremely easy to pull using the silicon.

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  • sirthumpalot

Posted October 12, 2001 - 02:57 AM

#7

That silicone is good stuff for preventing corrosion, especially since silicone is not hard on the rubber and plastic like other petrolium based products are (wd-40, etc..). We use it under the hood of the boat motor and it keeps it looking like new.

How did it hold up for you as a cable lube? Did it wear out faster than other lubes, or about the same?

  • scottzx7rr

Posted October 13, 2001 - 12:58 AM

#8

Two weeks of riding without a replenishing shot down the cable sleeve and a wash job so I am pleased with it. This weekend will be the test for it as I didn't touch the bike other than yank the radiator off the bike for a repair. So I will see if it tighten up any sitting for a week as the previous two weeks I was on the bike five out of the seven days.

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Scott #410
Some Fear Racing "Cause if you don't have any you ain't going fast enough"
'99 YZ400F(Coming to a Theater near you soon)
'92 ZX-7R and '97 ZX-7RR
"Doesn't hurt till the bone is exposed"
"When cut do you bleed green? I do!"
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