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Clymer cable lube instructions

This weekend I decided to lube my throttle and choke cable on my '05. The last instruction for each in Clymers was to "remove the gas tank as instructed in chapter 7". Can anyone tell me why it might say that? I did not do that and everything seemed to work fine.
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not a clue. i just took a really small funnel, and poured in several drops of clean motor oil. then let gravity and the normal use do the rest of the work.

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??????????

Maybe they didn't think enough time and energy was spend on the cable lubing process itself and just want you to work a little harder ?! LOL

Honestly though, the only reason I can think of is, maybe to clean up any lube that seeped out the other end of the throttle cable.
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if you follow the manuals you have to either remove the tank or pull the motor for everything lol
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if you follow the manuals you have to either remove the tank or pull the motor for everything lol
I'd check the air pressure in the tires more often but the engine pull is a killer

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you should see what my haynes has me do to fill my wiper fluid on my jeep.... never thought i would have to remove both axles :P

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Graphite?

I used to use this graphite based oil for the cables on my dirt bikes. Anyone used any graphite based lube on the vulcan cables? Any pros or cons before I go for it? Thx.

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I used to use this graphite based oil for the cables on my dirt bikes. Anyone used any graphite based lube on the vulcan cables? Any pros or cons before I go for it? Thx.
I personally havent used it, but keep in mind our bikes arent subjected to the same extremes. so unless you already have it, it may be a lil overkill. Your only trying to prevent rust from forming in the cables, so any type of lube should work well.

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I usually just use WD40 or something similar. Displaces moisture, and somewhat keeps it lubed. Yet doesn't build up as it dries out.
If ya can find teflon lined cables (I don't even know if anyone has 'em for the Vulcan???) ya shouldn't need to worry about lube at all.


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Yeah, I still have the graphite based stuff leftover, and it is some extremely slick sh*%, but I thought I check in here before I used it. Thx

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