Hi everyone, I went out riding yesterday with a buddy, and he let me try out his '12 KX450. The very first thing he said when he got on my bike was "Wow, you need to work on your clutch and throttle." I just kinda shrugged my shoulders, and rode off on his bike. I rode the Kawi for a half hour or so and noticed my arm pump wasn't nearly as bad. "Nice bike" I thought. I got back on mine, and at the first twist of the throttle I realized what he was talking about. My throttle is definitely bound up some, and could do with some servicing. After that, I could also tell that it had a lot to do with my arm pump, and my ability to ride the bike well. Some will probably want to shoot me for this, but I've never touched the cables or throttle tube on my bike. Aside from adjusting the clutch for wear, I haven't touched them since I bought the bike new. I also don't ride that often, MAYBE 4-5 good rides a year, yesterday was my first ride in 9 months. So the question I have is; do I buy a cable lube tool and service my stock Yamaha cables, or do I buy some new cables? If the stockers will serve me fine with a little maintenance, I see no reason to buy new ones. But if you all think my cables might have enough wear on them to warrant new cables then I can go that route. Also, if I get new cables, what brand would be my best bet? I've seen Motion Pro , Yamaha, and Tusk so far, priced in that order, highest-lowest. Also considering a new throttle tube with the bearing in the end. Any input on that? Riding that bike with all new and smooth operating controls really spoiled me. It also made me realize I could enjoy my bike even more than I already do if I work on the little things like this. Thanks!