Let me preface this with; Yes I am being serious, so don't be a tool and instantly jump head first into some verse that sees you on par with one of "those" that we all like to complain about for their comments of not having the time available to them to reply properly... but then proceed to belittle / flame the OP for the next 3 minutes of reading as to why they are a useless newbie! After reading; Why Chain Lube? and, I'm Getting Sick of Hearing about WD40 as a Chain Lube (and the "linked" articles) I can't say that I am any more enlightened at the end of it all. So, for all the true-newbies, and others like me that have come back to riding post the introduction of O/X ringed chains I just have to ask - because I do not know; Is there a definitive answer on how to maintain your chain/sprockets? CLEANING How often - if at all? What to use? and How? LUBRICATION How often - is every 2nd tank, soon enough? What oil type - spray on, brush on? What Brand is good? Is a cheap oil applied frequently (every Tank or more so ) up to the same level of protection as a $25 can of Motul @ every 2nd tank? Or is more like some kind of religion where various camps swear by "their way" being the best - but no one group holds any "real" knowledge - it's just the way they've always done it - and it's worked for them? I am wiling to accept that there may well not be "a" answer that the majority can agree with - though this would be a disappointing outcome from the purposes of sincerely wanting to learn something. Gavin.