Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rideau Ferry, Ontario, Canada
SKIPx2 jogged my memory on this - many years ago - 1976 to be exact I remember the Suz dealer telling me that if at all possible, clean the chain when warm as well - rationale was that kerosene (recommended for all the bikes I've ever had and all I've ever used) could also "flow" better into the nooks and crannies and could help clean out the grit that ultimately causes seized links etc. Since kerosene is a thin oil based lubricant, seemed to make sense so I've always done it.
I can't verify this to be something really earthshattering since I've only ever replaced a chain due to wear limits being exceeded but know for a fact I've never had any seized links since I make a point of testing the movement after I clean the chain.
12 more sleeps and counting til we're BC bound.
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but desperation is it's father........... (Bell)