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post #1 of 4 Old 10-09-2011, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Lube Recommendations

I've managed to stake out an area to keep the KLR in the basement over the Winter and am planning a pretty major teardown/maintenance event. I want to to ahead and get stocked up on stuff I'll need.

In your opinion, what is the best product for the following:

-Lubing control and speedometer cables

-Grease type for swingarm pivot bolt and bearings

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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I use tri-flo for the cables

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post #4 of 4 Old 10-09-2011, 07:49 PM
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For Speedo cables you might try TW-25B. It's a gun grease that leaves a very light coat, collects no dust and shouldn't have any viscosity changes during cold weather. Sig Sauer ships it with their firearms and I use it anywhere light grease is needed between fast moving parts.

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