Stiff, stick throttle and choke cables
Posted June 18, 2015 - 12:33 PM
Posted June 18, 2015 - 12:52 PM
Once the insides get crusty there's not much you can do for them......
Are yours still originals?
Posted June 18, 2015 - 01:00 PM
Posted June 18, 2015 - 01:18 PM
If they are the up and down lever style you can replace just the wire's saving your old control heads.
The new wire has a protective oil coating on it
Posted June 18, 2015 - 02:01 PM
Edited by Doxey, June 18, 2015 - 02:03 PM.
Posted June 18, 2015 - 10:52 PM
I've had that problem before too. I just sprayed a penetrating oil on the outside. May have to let it soak for awhile. Then work back and forth until free. Worked for me. I'm talking about the spring looking type.
That's what I normally do.
Posted June 20, 2015 - 07:49 AM
I had a real stiff throttle cable on my CC106 that I fixed by barely dribbling Marvel mystery oil down the solid wire center so it would creep in between the outer casing and inner cable. You may have to disconnect the cable and hold the end vertical to do this.
Another trick from my motorcycling days, get a good quality smaller balloon and fill part way with the lubricant of choice. Insert the end of the cable in the balloon and seal to cable with a zip tie or whatever and then gently squeeze the balloon until you see the lubricant coming out from the other end of the cable. It can be kind of messy.
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