i have always believed in the cleaning properties of wd40, no second doubt on that.
But cleaning is all i use it for. Once it's clean and sparkling, i turn on the tab on my Scottoiler.
+1 I agree to the extent of 145 %
, after having peformed my not so scientific and statistically significant experiment.
Thats because they have properties that make them cling to provide lubrication. Oil will flow or wash away.
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This is probably what happened to my V. I addition to this I can mention that I am using the bike "in an active way" to put it mildly, merely for commuting on highways which means that the speed rarely falls below 120 km/h, sometimes it goes up to 160 km/h. The trip is 75 km back and forth, I do it five days a week! If you bum around in a pace of maximum 60-70 km/h WD40 might stick longer on your chain.
Reagarding gunk: You will either find the lubricant in an even layer on all the rear parts of your bike, where it will end up if you a WD40:er, or you will have to take care of the gunk around the front sprocket and some spots on the rear rim if you are a "regularler". You have a choice here, pick the one you like most.
You bet Seeya, these guys know for sure what WD40 is about. Seeya!
Regarding longevity using WD40 as food: Spray in your mouth and you will understand what I'm talking about.
Even if you don't take WD40 orally it will definitely affect your life span. If you choose WD40 as your ONLY lubricant you will find yourself spending the greater part of your life on hands and knees spraying chains, something that will bore you to death pretty soon...