:agree:... that is how I do it too. Get an actual spray can of cable lube from a m/c shop. The one I use is a Yamaha cable lube left over from my Waverunner days. Not sure if Honda makes one or not.Loosen the handlebar at the top bridge and you can slip the throttle assembly off the end of the bar. That's the easiest way to access the area where you need to put in the oil.
Digger posted a HOW TO with pics in our HOW TO wiki of this forum. I've never had a dual cable throttle grip apart before and the manaul does not show how to do it. I slacken the main adjuster fully and then unthread the uppper one get access to the innards and pull cable. Then shoot some between the metal outer grip with the damper weight removed. About every other years seems to keep it gong smooth as silk.
Murgie it could be black Teflon. I worked in a plant many years ago that used large steam heated drying drum stacks (paper and textile industry) and the cans were wrapped with either a black or light green Teflon sheet.OK, took apart the A cable to see if it was lined.
Don't know how well this will show as it is heavily overcasted right now. I have it laying on a piece of white paper to help with the contrast:
The cable is removed and only the sheath is here. I took a razor and made a light cut, enough to pull apart the plastic to expose the spiral still underneath:
If you look closer, it appears to have a black liner of some kind. Doubt it is teflon as it is almost always white.
If it is some kind of liner, then is it neccessary to lube them? I would think lubing them would attract dust and add to the wear. Don't know, only speculating. Maybe that is why the manual doesn't address lubing these cables?? :shrug:
A special thanks to TravelinLite for taking the trouble of riding 300 miles to personally deliver this cable to my house. :bow: :lol: