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Old 08-27-16, 11:07 PM
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Suntour accushift maintenance question

This is another question about my recently acquired 1990 Trek 750. The front DR shifter feels pretty sticky. It's a suntour accushift. Can I flush it with WD40 then spray in lube like I've done with old shimano shifters? Or did suntour produce a product that makes that a bad idea?
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Old 08-27-16, 11:37 PM
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I have not heard of Suntour lubricants (no google results for "Suntour lubricant"). I would say, the good old WD40 will do the job.
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Old 08-27-16, 11:40 PM
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My googling also came up empty. I'll wait for more comments, but I'm leaning towards just trying and seeing what happens.
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Old 08-28-16, 08:16 AM
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Which shifters? I've never had the XCM X-Press shifters. I can't think of anything being any different than a similar Shimano unit- materials-wise.
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On the ones of these I have seen the front DR shifter is a pretty basic friction unit so you should be able to just clean and lub it like most other DR's.
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Cleaning

Use electrical cleaner from the auto parts store. Spray heavily and shift up and down. Then use something that is a light lubricant like Triflow or Teflon based. Dry lubes are good too. It will work great as long as nothing is broken.

Not wd40. It attracts dust and grime.
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