I could be wrong but I would be willing to bet that graphite will not last as long as a petroleum based product for a cable lube. Regarding hand grips I've always just used soapy water to get stubborn hand grips on. You need to give the soap a little time to dry but when that soap dries you'll have a difficult time moving that grip from it's last resting position.Dumb thought, an old trick my pappy taught me to get a tight pair of rubber hand grips on was cornstarch... don’t know the science, but it worked. I wonder if a powdered lube would work better? Or maybe graphite? I wonder how they’d work if water got in?
You are the man. I am continually amazed about your knowledge regarding just about everything motorcycle. How nice it would be to have a book in my hands of all you know regarding motorcycles.The original makers (PetroChem) of 'Cable Life' lube invented & patented the clamp on 'tool'. Motion Pro slightly improved the 'tool' from 1 clamp screw to 2 clamp screws after the patent expired.
There is also a newer Motion Pro luber that works on some odd cables as well as on normal cables.
I have not received any monetary compensation for my previous statement. 😄