Wednesday, 23 February 2011

TOP TIP

Even though you may buy new cables they usually come dry so they need oiling before fitting. I was dicking about with the clutch cable for my Triumph today when someone showed me this little trick which you can even do with the cable still on the bike. Fill a little plastic bag with some light oil, (fork oil is good) then just turn it over and cable tie it onto the end of your cable, though not in that order. I was a bit sceptical but within half an hour oil was oozing out of the other end. Result.

5 comments:

Volksrat said...

Top Tip indeed...

adam@italianmotor said...

Is that the same as my favourite tool which is my cable lubricator? http://www.dirtbikebitz.com/parts-accessories-motocross-workshop-tools-motocross-tools-job-specific-tools-cable-oiler-universal-p-668.html

Huguilena said...

I know a good one too... Half a syringe (bottom half) with the needle going in to the cable. No need for the top bit, the oil just runs slowly and no mess at all.

Pete Stansfield said...

Adam, Buying a proper tool is cheating, you should know that.
Hugu, I would have to buy a syringe though and anyway mess is an integral part of my life.
Volksrat, Thanks for making me feel useful.
Now im off back to the TV to hopefully watch Man U get a good kicking.....

23bricks said...

colostomy bag?