WD-40, Chain Wax or Chain Lube, Rags, Rear Stand
Lubing the chain is one of the easiest things you can do. It's also one of the most frequent things you need to do. Every 500 or so miles, just follow these steps and your chain will live a long and healthy life.
First go for a quick ride to heat the chain up (if you are using chain
wax- if you're not, you don't need to perform this step). Then
continue by getting the bike on a rear stand.
Then slowly turn the wheel (with the bike in neutral, of course) and wipe off all the gunk that's on there.
Then, while rotating the wheel, spray WD-40 all along it to break up the old lube and grease.
hen you can get the tire going at a pretty good clip and wipe all the WD-40 and grease off.
It may take a little bit to get it completely clean, but I'm a perfectionist so it took me about 15 minutes. Don't forget all the surrounding areas!