Which oil for lubricating cables

Haven’t lubricated the cables properly on the Bandit since I got it (bar a few squirts of 3in1 into the cable openings).

The Haynes book says attach a suspended bag of oil to the opening of the cable, but which oil do I use ?
Can I just use the same oil I use in the bike engine ?

Cheers

but that was on a 1953 bsa …

no really , you can get a spray and attachment to lube cables , i think M&P do them

http://www.forthgear.co.uk/product/Motion_Pro_Cable_Luber_3045

most cables these days are nylon lined and don’t need so much lubing as they used to

and with the lining the oil won’t flow down the cable .