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Not sure this is electrical-but speedometer cable fell off

My cable came off and I bought a new one, although the old one seems to not be broken, but since it fell off during a ride I decided to replace it but does it need to be oiled? The old one seemed pretty dirty and may have had oil on it. I can't find anywhere anything about it so I have screwed the new one in-but before I take her out for a spin thought I would check with you guys. If it does need oiled what type and how much do you put in?
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My cable came off and I bought a new one, although the old one seems to not be broken, but since it fell off during a ride I decided to replace it but does it need to be oiled? The old one seemed pretty dirty and may have had oil on it. I can't find anywhere anything about it so I have screwed the new one in-but before I take her out for a spin thought I would check with you guys. If it does need oiled what type and how much do you put in? thanks,
Speedo cables come from factory with pre lubed minimumly (sp).....
If you do attempt to add lube to cable, DO NOT utilize a thin lubricant such as WD40.
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Speedo cables come from factory with pre lubed minimumly (sp).....
If you do attempt to add lube to cable, DO NOT utilize a thin lubricant such as WD40.
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Don't worry about lube. If it needs lube it should already have it.
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Ok thanks.

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Speedo cables require grease....as they turn. Other pull cables only need a light coating of oil. (Like 3+1 oil, not WD40)

I use general purpose bearing grease on the speedo.

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Wd40 isn't a lubricant...I wish more people realized that.

If you really want you could get a spray can of lithium grease and spray down into the sleeve, but you shouldn't have to worry about it.

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+2 on the lithium. Not x2 cause I just want to be different today.

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X5 on the lithium as cause I had a conference with 2 of the guys in my head as well

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Yes Angell WD40 is not a lube, the WD stands for Water Displacer. It is used to dry electrical parts.
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