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Is there a specific type of lubricant to be used on the throttle cables? I ran into rain a couple weeks ago and ever since then the throttle has been STIFF!! Sprayed WD 40 and a few other lubricants on the cables. I would see it drip from the bottom, where it connects to the carbs, so hopefully I had enough lubricant in there. The problem is it would be smooth for a day or two, but after that it would stiffen up again. Maybe I'm using the wrong lubricant?

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yes your using the wrong stuff, you need something thicker like motoroil, or a grease... the wd-40 isnt even really a lubricant, its a penatrent
 

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Ya might also need to clean between the throttle tube and the handlebar.
Build-up in there can end up giving you an unitentional "cruise control" that can really make your heart skip a beat if you're not expecting it.

The WD-40 would be good to get any water out of the cables, as it is also a water displacer, but like Hizzo said, it's not really a lube.
 
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