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Hellbound

Like the title says. What grease do you use for lubing your cables and greasing your moving parts.

 

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50Joe

Mechanical cables - WD40 using a cable tool which forces the fluid through the cable sheathing. I like WD40 because it flushes any crud out, displaces water and provides corrosion resistance. You don't really need a true oil based lubricant in there. They just attract dirt in my opinion. I've been using this method for 30+ years and has always worked for me on both dirt bikes and street.

 

Suspension linkages etc. I use Bel Ray salt water proof grease. I've had a tub of this stuff since my motocross days back in the 1990's.

 

Spark plug threads I use anti-seize specific grease.

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gregjet

Grease on your cables will increase friction , or more properly drag .Spray teflon lube works well on cables in you make a fitting to get it down. Dries to a nonwet film and is slippery. Doesn't attract grunge .

WD40 isn't a lubricant, but it does keep the water out and reduce corrosion ( assuming cables are not stainless steel), but it does attract grunge over time.

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50Joe

Once a year "cleaning" of my cables with WD40 always kept them clean and smooth operation just like when they were brand new.

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Beemer

The Teflon mentioned would work great as it goes on and dries quick and doesn't attract dirt. I use  WD-40 White Lithium Grease, it's made to protect cables. It goes on wet and dries to resist dirt/dust. It leaves a thick, lubricating film and protects from 0 F to 300 F so heat or cold shouldn't affect it either. I've used it on my bike for the last 30k miles and my cables are still loose/lubed and they aren't gumming up. Read all the specifics here:

https://www.amazon.com/WD-40-Specialist-Protective-Lithium-Grease-STRAW-SPRAYS/dp/B00MIWVKPM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1531324022&sr=8-4&keywords=spray+lubricant

Side note: Regular WD-40 cleans well and lubricates a little but doesn't last as long as the lithium because it's so light and requires application more often and it attracts dirt/dust (if exposed). There's also the WD-40 DRY (Teflon) to consider using.

https://www.amazon.com/WD-40-Specialist-Resistant-SPRAYS-6-Pack/dp/B00CMT9QJ8/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1531325756&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=wd-40+dry+lube

 

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gregjet

Beemer, I'd forgotten about WD40 with teflon. I have used it for bicycle cable ( before I found decent teflon liner ones) and it is good stuff. Haven't been able to get it for a while , but I did see it again last week.

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Beemer
21 hours ago, gregjet said:

Beemer, I'd forgotten about WD40 with teflon. I have used it for bicycle cable ( before I found decent teflon liner ones) and it is good stuff. Haven't been able to get it for a while , but I did see it again last week.

You're human, you forget but I forget more often I bet. (haven't been the same since the accident, ha!)

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