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    I see throttle cables are coated with something now? Do you lube them with anything now or will the lube affect the coating?

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    Default Re: Lubricating throttle cables?

    I've found that lubing them usually has the opposite effect and you end up with a load of sticky gunge down the cable

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    Default Re: Lubricating throttle cables?

    I use powdered graphite. It seems to work well, for me anyway.

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    Default Re: Lubricating throttle cables?

    If they're nylon lined, no need. If not, I use GT85. Make a little funnel out of plasticine over the cable end and fill that then let it drain.

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    Fly by wire baby, livin' the future man.

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    Default Re: Lubricating throttle cables?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    Fly by wire baby, livin' the future man.

    It's all fun and games until the Cops rain shows up...

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