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post #1 of 6 Old 04-08-2012, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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lubed my clutch cable

and was wondering if i should get a spare i havent owned a bike with a cable in @least 20 yrs how long these suckers last. i have a nice cable luber so lubing isnt a big deal
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-08-2012, 07:19 PM
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The cable is Teflon lined. It isn't supposed to be lubed. Unless the lube dries completely, it only attracts dust. The manual only specifies greasing the cable end barrels. Check the ends for fraying when greasing. The cable can last longer than the bike.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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No need to lube the teflon lined clutch cable.

14 tooth for me
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cable

see it has been a long time
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see it has been a long time
Yes, cables have come a long way since the 70's.
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My Can-Am had Teflon coated cables in 1974.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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