+1 :iagree:Kerosene is a poor choice for cleaning dirt. It is oily, and you'll have to use a cleaner to remove the kero. Being petroleum, kero rots rubber--tires & valve stems--so get all the kero off those parts.
Kerosene is good if you've used a chain lube that is very sticky. Otherwise there is little need for it. Many popular cleaning products, including many household ones, will do the job you require.
per the strom service manual you are supposed to use kerosene to clean the chain.Just a quick one.
I want to clean the chain, rims and all the metals parts that are covered with dirt and grime etc.
Can I use kerosene?
Dammit Pat, when are you going to become predictable.Pledge furniture polish has replaced the Mr. Clean magic eraser for me.
Using HHS2000 I find that there is very little accumulation of crud on the chain and I am on gravel roads almost every day at some point. When I do lube the application of lube seems to take away crud that is left anyway, and I only really apply lube to the area where the side plates touch each other although lube gets all over.Dammit Pat, when are you going to become predictable.
Maybe I just encounter (seek out) more gravelly roads, but even using the Dupont lube, my chain gets a nice coating of gritty gook on a regular basis.
Thinking back on it. Back when my father and I used to race Hare Scrambles. We would pull the chains off the bike and some point and clean them with K1 and then with soap and water. Later we would soak them in used engine oil for a few days while we continued to maintence other parts of the bike.Yes Kerosene works excellent..........and NO it wont damage a thing, matter of fact it is probably a very good thing to use on oring chains.
So, what should one be lubing on the chain? I wipe down with kerosene (cleans something off) and spray top, bottom, and both sides with DuPont, but don't know why?...When I do lube the application of lube seems to take away crud that is left anyway, and I only really apply lube to the area where the side plates touch each other although lube gets all over.
+1. Kerosine is harmless to paint and plastic, and very good at cutting greasy dirt, oil, etc. Once the heavy grime is gone, follow with detergent and water for a nice clean machine.Yes Kerosene works excellent..........and NO it wont damage a thing, matter of fact it is probably a very good thing to use on oring chains.
+1. DuPont Teflon multi-lube does not fling off at all, and repels nearly all dirt/water. If my chain starts to look a little grungy (mostly when I've been riding in the rain) I'll spray it with WD-40, wipe it down with a paper towel, and then spray it with the multi-lube. In the summer the chain is clean enough that I can usually just re-lube the chain without even cleaning it. I've never needed to clean the rear wheel due to fling-off.I stopped cleaning the chain when I started using DuPont multipurpose dry wax lube with Teflon. A petroleum based lube that attracts dirt can be a different story. Also, the wheels and frame don't get as dirty. Pledge furniture polish has replaced the Mr. Clean magic eraser for me.