I think WD40 is too thin for lubing the cables and will evaporate after a while. It is good to use as a means of flushing the cables of dirt, but i would still use a spray lube made specifically for cables afterwards.I always use WD40 on my cables have an attachment screws on to the cable then insert the plastic flexi tube supplied with the tin and squirt it forces the lube down the cable
You maybe right but with the cable oiler it only takes a couple of ticks to re apply and I've never had a problem with tight/stiff cables while using WDI think WD40 is too thin for lubing the cables and will evaporate after a while. It is good to use as a means of flushing the cables of dirt, but i would still use a spray lube made specifically for cables afterwards.
WD-40 is a solvent based "water displacement" spray. It will not so much lubricate as well as it will clean the cables. It is good for unsticking cables, but there are better long term cable lubes (Moly, teflon, high-performance gel, etc.).I use WD-40 on everything, and have never had any problems. I buy it by the gallon, and go through about a gallon a month. While I do agree with grease on the speedometer cable, I have used WD-40 on all other cables with no problems, I lube them about every 6 months. I have some of those stretchy covers that come on test leads to cover the alligator clips, they make ideal small funnels to stretch over the ends of the cables, fill with WD-40, wait about one minute, and it will be dripping out the other end. All the cables EXCEPT the speedometer cable on my '02 with '72,000 miles on it are original, and in great shape. I do only use one throttle cable, I removed the "decel" cable, because it doesn't do anything. It "could" be considered a safety device, but it could also cause the throttle to stick open, depending on exactly what happened. I prefer to use one cable, and hopefully if it breaks, the carb spring will close the throttle. If not, I still have the emergency kill switch under my right thumb.
I have also used LPS #2 as a cable lube, I'm sure it is better than WD-40, but about 3-4 times the price.