Clutch cable lube thread
Holy wow, It's like a new bike. Although it is still rather new. I've rolled over 7k miles on my '11 V and never lubed the clutch cable. I started to notice some changes in clutch characteristics, almost like it had been adjusted, like the cable itself was lagging. After reading some mildly disturbing threads on here about cables breaking and what not, I figured I needed to give the 'ol cable some TLC.
All I have currently is WD-40 at the house, so that's what I used. I don't have one of those clutch lube devices, so I basically just let some WD-40 drip down the cable housing after removing it from the clutch lever and lubed all of the associated linkage...dang, she shifts like warm butter now. Now all I need to do is get something with a little more staying power/viscosity than WD-40 and make sure I do that more often.