Honda ATV Forum banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
63 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just wondering what some experienced opinions have to say on this particular subject. I have never tried to lube my cables with or without a luber. I now have a fairly nice fourwheeler that I would like to keep nice. So, whats the best way to lube the cables, with or without a luber? And if using one, which would you recommend? Thanks for the help guys!!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
23,581 Posts
I've never tried to lube a cable, either. I always just bought new cables, but I'm sure someone will know more about that.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,616 Posts
I just hit the ends with WD40 and work them in and out while sparying...
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
18,228 Posts
Agreed ^^^^^ Lithium spray works well too I personally use NAPA brand gear and chain lube.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,702 Posts
Yeah thats the only way I know, a lithium or white grease may last a little longer than the regular WD40 ect. but if the cable has an object on both ends about the only way is to try and shoot in the ends and work it back and forth. If you can (but most ATV cables you can't) pull the cable out and shoot the spray right in the housing then thread the cable back in that would be the BEST way. However like I said thats usually not possible.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
92 Posts
I recently used a cable luber to bring a stuck choke cable back to life on my rancher that I'm working on.

I have noticed that the clutch and throttle get real touchy when lubed up real good, and take some getting used to again.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
hey red-rider, how do you use a cable luber? i've never used one before. also, what kind are you using?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
92 Posts
I am using one that looks like this, I think Harbor Freight has them for less than $5.

Motion Pro Cable Luber - Dirt Bike Motocross - Motorcycle Superstore


You remove one end of the cable, for instance from the clutch lever, and clamp it down where the cable sheath end, the auctual cable will stick out the end. Then you stick the straw from you can of spray lube in the little spot on the side, and let 'er rip. It forces the lube down the sheath. This explains it a lot better.

cable luber use
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,572 Posts
Cable lubers work great gets lube all the way through the cables i have one and use it a lot.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
38,518 Posts
i've always just sprayed wd-40 into mine...most of the time..the plastic sheath is what gets all messed up..soo..when the cable starts to get hard to move..i just peal back the plastic on the cable part..spray it with wd-40..and work it back and forth....but..to answer your question on the cable lube thing..i've seen them..they never worked for me..they just caused a mess for me..lol.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,572 Posts
i've always just sprayed wd-40 into mine...most of the time..the plastic sheath is what gets all messed up..soo..when the cable starts to get hard to move..i just peal back the plastic on the cable part..spray it with wd-40..and work it back and forth....but..to answer your question on the cable lube thing..i've seen them..they never worked for me..they just caused a mess for me..lol.
Well you have to have good cables to start with guess thats why mine works for me:noworktomorrow:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
38,518 Posts
i've always just sprayed wd-40 into mine...most of the time..the plastic sheath is what gets all messed up..soo..when the cable starts to get hard to move..i just peal back the plastic on the cable part..spray it with wd-40..and work it back and forth....but..to answer your question on the cable lube thing..i've seen them..they never worked for me..they just caused a mess for me..lol.
Well you have to have good cables to start with guess thats why mine works for me:noworktomorrow:
lol..wait until your cable is really old..then see how easy that cable luber works !..lmao.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,572 Posts
i've always just sprayed wd-40 into mine...most of the time..the plastic sheath is what gets all messed up..soo..when the cable starts to get hard to move..i just peal back the plastic on the cable part..spray it with wd-40..and work it back and forth....but..to answer your question on the cable lube thing..i've seen them..they never worked for me..they just caused a mess for me..lol.
Well you have to have good cables to start with guess thats why mine works for me:noworktomorrow:
lol..wait until your cable is really old..then see how easy that cable luber works !..lmao.
I replace them before they get that old, don't want one f'ing up at the track.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,847 Posts
Well you have to have good cables to start with guess thats why mine works for me:noworktomorrow:
lol..wait until your cable is really old..then see how easy that cable luber works !..lmao.
I replace them before they get that old, don't want one f'ing up at the track.
That would suck!!! My buddy lost a cable last year, He was PO! Costed him first place at the local track. He now keeps another cable in the truck.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top