I got the bike new in December and now have over 4000 miles on it, and in that time i've only used spray on chain wax on the chain. It was recommended to me by the guy at the shop. I ran out of the spray and decided to use oil and am I glad I did, the bike rolls so much more freely now and has better acceleration. Was was I doing to my chain, poor thing. Also I learned that my reserve tank goes to 45 miles, I was impressed because I was under the impression that you may get 10-15 miles out of it, a pleasant surprise. I'm still learning every day. This is a great/fun bike.