Levi’s Tips: How to Maintain the Throttle Cables on Your Dirt Bike
Throttles cables are one of those things that can be overlooked when maintaining your dirt bike, but they shouldn’t be!
Cleaning and lubing them on a regular basis will prevent the cable from fraying and snapping, ensure a smooth throttle action lowering the chances of arm pump, and help you avoid an accident caused by a jammed throttle.
How to Clean and Lube Your Throttle Cables
1. Start off by removing the throttle tube assembly from the handle bars by loosening the clamps.
2. Next, open the throttle tube assembly and remove any dust or grime that has accumulated.
3. Apply a cable lube like Loctite® Gear, Chain and Cable Lubricant into the throttle tube assembly. Loctite’s cable lube is great because it’s a silicone lubricant. Dirt and grime won’t stick to a silicone lubricant like it will with other kinds of lubricants.
And that’s it! It’s a simple job that can help extend the life and improve the performance of your throttle cables. Don’t forget it!
Over to You
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