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How do you lubricate the throttle cable?

Does anyone know how to lubricate the throttle cable? Do I need to take it off at the top? I'm not even sure how to do that.
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I would think that info is available on this site - some threads would cover it.

If all else fails, check the owner manual.
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Thanks toofer...I would think so also but after a quick search I didn't find anything about lubing the throttle cable. My owner's manual also does not cover it.
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Weljo...I have one of those. But I don't know how to take off the cable. Like you mentioned before, maybe I don't need to do it. I don't really know.
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Yes you have to remove the screws and pop the throttle cover off... From the service manual:

Cables: Lubricate with Rust Inhibitor.
Clutch Cable /Throttle Cables
•Lubricate the cables by seeping the oil between the cable and housing.
○The cable may be lubricated by using a commercially available pressure cable lubricator with an aerosol cable lubricant (or chain lube).
•With the cable disconnected at both ends, the inner cable should move freely within the cable housing.
If cable movement is not free after lubricating, if the cable is frayed, or if the cable housing is kinked, replace the cable.

You can also clean and grease the throttle grip tube on the handlebar.
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Invader is it just the 2 screws on the back side? I couldn't get the housing off.

Do I have to take the bar end weight off?
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It's just the 2 screws... Other mechanically challenged members have also had a hard time opening it, then managing to position the cable ends back in and routed. You can do the cables and have reasonable access to grease the throttle tube without removing bar end.

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Other mechanically challenged members have also had a hard time opening it,
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Ok, thanks. Yea, for some reason I couldn't get it to pull apart. I wasn't sure if I needed to take off the bar end weight to grease the throttle tube.

One last question. There's 2 cables right? Do both of them get lubed? I would assume yes....

Maybe I'll have better luck tomorrow.
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Yeah both throttle cables (pull and return) get lubed, as does the clutch cable.
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There's a protruding dowel on the bottom half of the cover in a hole in the handlebar, keeping it from twisting and moving around. Bottom half gets pulled down to clear the dowel out of handlebar.
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