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I'm in the process of refreshing a 1969 TR6R I recently purchased. The clutch cable that came on the bike has this "ferrule" for the lack of a better term in it. It exposes the braided cable about one third of the way to the gear box and has a piece of red rubber hose that was perhaps intended to cover the ferrule. I have found pictures of clutch cables with similar ferrules. Is this a place where they intended an owner to oil his clutch cable? This bike is low miles and still has most of its original parts but I've never seen this before.
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Years ago I used plastic versions of these that could be retrofitted to cables. The intent was to use an oil can spout to inject oil.
 

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I've never seen one, interesting though, looks very practical.
 

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I've seen them in the 72 parts manual and always wondered why modern cables don't come with them as well. Seems like a good idea to me. Can't remember if mine came with them stock because it was 50 years ago. Man! Time flies, doesn't it.

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Oil nipples, from the days when you had push to pressurise oil guns, the large I use for grease the small brass ones I use for oil (Norton Commando owners already know this).

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Thanks,Peg! I got one of the small guns with the bike when I bought it. The seller threw in all the tools that her dad had accumulated for his Brit bikes. I had just never seen the oil nipple on a cable before nor had I read any info pertaining to them.
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Hi Happyfeet, John’s’69 Bonnie had the lube fitting. Prior owner used grease. The grease had hardened causing cable drag.

Was this cable original? I don’t know.

Replaced it with Barnett cable.
I have one of those little grease injectors also. We used them on older Mercedes door hinges.
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Hi Happyfeet,
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my 72 T120 had one of those oil ports, lots of clutch cables ago.

i needed an 8-inch oversize cable for my race bike up on maine. dug through a pile of NOS cables at british cycle supply and found one, and it has tbe oil port too.
 
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