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This is a discussion on Newbie Question Hour within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Ok basically this is going to be a thread for me (the newbie) to ask questions. Any other newbies feel free to ask as well. ...

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    Newbie Question Hour

    Ok basically this is going to be a thread for me (the newbie) to ask questions. Any other newbies feel free to ask as well. I mean as long as my question is answered first haha. So my first question is, Do new cables come prelubed or do i need to lube them before I install them? Also any tips for replacing the throttle and clutch cables on a xs650?
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    shouldn't this be in technical?

    new cables from a company like motion pro or yamaha oem should be bolt on. now if it is a oem product that has been on a shelf for forty or fifty years you might want to lube it.

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    either way I lube new cables just in case...the just in case being "just in case I ever get around to it again" because I usually don't lube them until there is a problem or until I have some other work to do on the handlebars or in the control area. I am a bad bike daddy I know......
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    Thanks guys and Tex I put it in general so it could get as many views as possible. What are your opinions on exhaust wrap? I kinda like the look bit just wanted to hear what you guys had to say.
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