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post #1 of 13 Old 02-26-2018, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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What apparatus do you use to lube cables?

Which type of apparatus you guys recommend for lubing clutch/throttle cables and have good results with? Only reason I'm asking is because I couldn't really find a good answer and most of the reviews for Exhibit A aren't that great. Thanks!

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I have the top one and it works poorly at best. Maybe I just don't know how to use the damn thing.
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I have the top one and it works poorly at best. Maybe I just don't know how to use the damn thing.
See, that's what I was wondering about.

A lot of the reviews say the same thing about that one but I know that sometimes the reviewers on amazon usually don't know how the thing that they just bought operates.

I asked here because I know we have some smart guys that usually know how to work their tools lol, if you say it doesn't work the best then I believe you.

I might end up trying the bottom one since it has better reviews. May wait and see if any others chime in as well.

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See, that's what I was wondering about.

A lot of the reviews say the same thing about that one but I know that sometimes the reviewers on amazon usually don't know how the thing that they just bought operates.

I asked here because I know we have some smart guys that usually know how to work their tools lol, if you say it doesn't work the best then I believe you.

I might end up trying the bottom one since it has better reviews. May wait and see if any others chime in as well.

Thanks evil!
It just seems like I could never get it to seal well and I'd get the lube everywhere.
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Try the Motion Pro tool. I have the exhibit A and it works poorly. Lube everywhere except inside the cable. Just used it the other day. Thankfully the cables were new but appeared fairly dry.
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i use that flutted rubber that goes at the end of the clutch cable at engine with the small end cut off. take cable loose at bars, tie wrap cable upwards, slide the rubber on cable with small tiewrap to leak proof, pool of oil in open cut end. go eat a sandwich, gravity will do the rest.
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Ived used both, would highly suggest exhibit B over the other one. It takes a bit more prep time, but you get great results and the only mess is from the lube coming out of the other end of the cable (which is what you want anyways). Exhibit A is rather easy to use with poor results and lots of wasted lube, exhibit B ensures almost all of the cable lube goes where it should.

I just got done removing my cables from my older ZX6 last night, now another thing to add to the checklist of things to do to it.
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i use that flutted rubber that goes at the end of the clutch cable at engine with the small end cut off. take cable loose at bars, tie wrap cable upwards, slide the rubber on cable with small tiewrap to leak proof, pool of oil in open cut end. go eat a sandwich, gravity will do the rest.
That's a good idea, I just don't have any of that extra flutted rubber on hand, but maybe I could use something else I got around here. I get the idea, didn't know I could use gravity for it. lol.

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Ived used both, would highly suggest exhibit B over the other one. It takes a bit more prep time, but you get great results and the only mess is from the lube coming out of the other end of the cable (which is what you want anyways). Exhibit A is rather easy to use with poor results and lots of wasted lube, exhibit B ensures almost all of the cable lube goes where it should.

I just got done removing my cables from my older ZX6 last night, now another thing to add to the checklist of things to do to it.
If all else fails that is good to know, B is only about $20 bucks and I have 2 bikes to lube so it may be worth it to make things quicker.

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That's a good idea, I just don't have any of that extra flutted rubber on hand, but maybe I could use something else I got around here. I get the idea, didn't know I could use gravity for it. lol.
I've seen it done the same way with a plastic bag and a zip tie.
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I've seen it done the same way with a plastic bag and a zip tie.
I just literally watched a video on this, definitely going to give this way a try first since I have all of those on hand, will stop and pick up some cable lube from a local shop today after work.

Good lookin' out!
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