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I've got the SS half torn apart while getting the forks & shock tuned up so I'm doing all the maintenance I can think of. Checked the valves (all in spec), installed AllBalls steering head bearings, cleaned and coated all the electrical grounds & connectors, etc., etc.
I figure I should lube the speedo and tach cables, too. What should I lube them with? Any tips for success?
 

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I would go with a light grease? Dont do the few inches below the clock as the cable can spin lube upwards into said clock over time... :)
 

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There is stuff for this called Flex Shaft Lube. I got a small squeeze tube at the parts store that is plenty to do both cables a few times. Really though, grease on a rag will probably do as well.
 

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lube

prob anything better then letting 'em rust like some do. i remove, clean and then lube the inner cable-thingy with a bit of motul 10w-40 full synth, when doing my annual oil change. in a few weeks a dab usually ends up at the speedo and tacho mounts, needing a wipe.
 

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thanks, guys.

so i should pull the cable all the way out?
 

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May as well. They are easy enough to get back in. I put a little Tri-flow (or any thin oil) between my index finger and thumb and pull the inner cable through. No mess, no fling.
 

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Thanks!
 
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