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    Throttle tube and gear lubrication (86 R80G/SPD+)

    In upgrading my bike to a set of Renthal fat bars, I have cleaned my throttle assembly thoroughly and am ready to reassemble.

    What is the best lubricant to use on the throttle tube and on the gears that actuate the throttle cables.



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    I use the same Honda Moly that I use for splines.

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    interesting... thanks.

    I have a big tube of that.

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    spec had been white lithium grease. don't know what "current" thinking is on that lube, there are probably more options now than 35 yrs ago.
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    Just be sure that what you use is not going to get stiff when cold. Don't need that messing up the smooth throttle action.
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    Dry graphite lube both places for me; doesn't attract grit and grime.
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