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When was the last time you lubricated your levers?

A friendly reminder to lubricate your levers and bushings.
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Last weekend actually...and it coincided with my changing the Brake and Clutch fluids.... it had been 2 yrs.
Fluid still looked great: Rear fluid still looked new, Front was only slightly discolored and the clutch fluid was the worst (if I can even say that) at only slightly brown...
Lever pivots were good but a clean-up with some fresh grease does make a difference.

Next up: fork oil change perhaps? Bought 2 jugs of oil back in March and just haven't gotten around to it.

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Me too and every year after that.

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When was the last time you lubricated your levers?

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A friendly reminder to lubricate your levers and bushings.
Sentry07,

I'm not one to complicate things.

I shoot the pivots and bushings with chain lube or any good aerosol lube, maybe every month.
Wipe off the excess with a paper towel, and it's a done deal.
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Looks like I need to do this ASAP, what type of grease is preferred? Thanks

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Looks like I need to do this ASAP, what type of grease is preferred? Thanks
I use Mobil 1 synthetic.

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I use Mobil 1 synthetic.
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Cleaned and lubed! White lithium grease.

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