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. It keeps you productive on a non-riding day and yet still involved in bike-related activities. Knowing that you're not going to be riding for the weekend due to weather, you will also find yourself slowing down and taking your time to do the maintenance. This makes for an enjoyable afternoon, and you'll feel good about getting work done on your bike during the downtime.
Same Process For Most Motorcycles
This time we lubricated the clutch cable on my Street Glide. Once you get the cable unattached from the clutch, the lubrication process works for all bike brands. Getting the cable off the clutch handle may vary slightly between bikes but not by much. You can do this in about 15 minutes. It will keep your clutch gliding smoothly and provide longevity from the wear that can occur if it's 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 about 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 a while. Hope you enjoy the video.