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Is there any tool out there to make it easier to oil the clutch and throttle cables?
 

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There are cable holders but the best is to get something like 3 in 1 oil that has s small nozzle and slowly drip oil down the cable. It doesn't take long at all.



I did read an article about using a plastic bag rubber banded around the end of the cable and filling it with maybe an ounce of lube and letting it seep down the cable.
 

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There are tools for that but I just use gravity.  Bicycle cable lube will travel down the cables pretty easily.
 

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Ditto to the above.I just take the clutch cable off and clamp it in a vice.Then start shooting some WD down it to clean working inner cable up and down.Then drip 3-in-1 light machine oil down it till it comes out the other end.Then wipe clean.



Tip:If you are unsure of cable routing take a couple of pictures with your Phone/Digital camera
 

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If you want to do it quick and easy, you can't beat these:







Used to inject lubricant into cable housing it clamps over the end of the cable and has a port for the thin straws that come with aerosols, quick and clean.







Only around $10, I like the motion pro version because it uses two clamp screws and is a bit longer than similar tools.





Motion Pro Version
 

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I have the cable oiler that Cobram posted but I have better luck using a ziploc bag and rubber band. Put a little hole in the bottom of the bag and slip the cable to be oiled through the hole. Rubber band the baggy snug around the cable. The idea here is that you're making a funnel with the cable where the funnel spout normally is. Then fill the bag with about a golf ball worth of oil and keep that end of the cable high so oil runs down inside. After a while, the oil will find its way down the inside of the cable. I then work it back and forth and twist it and this all really makes for a long lasting repair.
 

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If you want to do it quick and easy, you can't beat these:







Used to inject lubricant into cable housing it clamps over the end of the cable and has a port for the thin straws that come with aerosols, quick and clean.







Only around $10, I like the motion pro version because it uses two clamp screws and is a bit longer than similar tools.





Motion Pro Version



The nice thing about these type of oilers is that you can use it with carb or electric spray to wash out all the fine bits of dust that gets inside the cables over the years. I have found that it help quit a bit doing this first. You can also use a rubber tipped air blower to force air into the small hole that will force the debris out when you spray the cleaner through the cable. Then when it's all clean and dry, spray the cable lube in. All of this might take about 5 minutes tops. It has my vote!
 

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It never occured to me to use it for that, nice thinking outside the box. Removing the abrasive particles from inside the sheath will probably add more life to the cable than the actual lube does.
 
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