The prospect of riding quickly faded Friday afternoon when the chance for thunderstorms on Saturday went to 90%. And as predicted the rain rolled in about noon leaving us to make plans to do something else. Rainy days do make for good maintenance though. It keeps you productive on a non riding day and yet still involved in bike related activities. With the knowledge that your not going to be riding for the weekend due to weather you will also find yourself slowing down and taking your time doing the maintenance. This will make for an enjoyable afternoon and you’ll feel good about getting work done on your bike during the down time.
This time we lubricated the clutch cable on my Street Glide. The lubrication process works for all bike brands once you get the cable unattached from the clutch. The process to get the cable off the clutch handle may vary slightly between bikes but not by much. You can do this in about 15 minutes and it will keep your clutch gliding smoothly and provide longevity to the cable from wear that can occur if its not lubricated.
One can of oil can last years so the cost is negligible for the knowledge that it is being done regularly. I have no idea to the cost savings on this as I have never paid the dealership to do the work. Eventually the rain and cold will let up so we can get some riding done and move out of the maintenance info for awhile. Hope you enjoy the video.