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Working on 3 bikes, a CB750, a CB400 and a CX500C.
Lubing cables and doing brakes on the CB750. My question is
what to lube with. Clutch cable? Tach and Speedometer cable??
Caliper sliding pins?? I am thinking light motor oil for
the tach and speedometer, dry slide for the clutch and
high temp grease for the sliding pins. Suggestions???
Would the high temp grease work for the tach and
speedometer cables???
 

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3 in 1 oil is fine for all the cables. Grease for the speedo/tach isn't good since it creates frictional drag until it get really hot, I use engine oil there. Hi temp grease for the caliper pins is ok, but there again it stays thick until heated so it can potentially cause brake drag. Anti-seize would be a better choice.
 

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Never thought of anti-seize, good call.
I researched anti seize compounds a little
and it should be good for the brake pins.
Recommended for anything that sees hard use
under bad conditions. I probably should use more of it.
 

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Anti-seize has lots of uses, been around forever and still gets forgotten. Has to be used properly though, wheel studs and lug nuts are a big NO-NO.
 

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We always use anti-seize on the lug nut threads on the trucks in our shop. You can't get the proper amount of torque on a fastener when the threads are galling each other. Naturally you want to keep it away from the tapers on the nut and the wheel.
 
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