If you can ride a motorcycle, the chances are you're a fairly useful human and can perform relatively basic tasks without having a nervous breakdown.
Which begs the question, 'Why are we so quick to pay money to a mechanic when the majority of all servicing and maintenance can easily be undertaken in the garage at home?'
The biggest obstacle in our was is knowledge or lack of. If we knew exactly which bolt to undo at what point and everything was completely mapped out for use a full service should be a lot less taxing than putting together an moderated jig-zag puzzle, which are designed for 9 to 12 year olds.
So where do we obtain the knowledge? Well obviously the Internet is a very good place to start. Also we are planing to start a sort of a knowledge database for motorcycle mechanics similar to wikipedia. If you would like to help in creating this database you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Obviously if your motorcycle is still under warranty it probably isn't a brilliant idea to undertake work yourself, but for the rest of us it can be a very satisfying way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, especially if it saves you money in the process. Never buy cheap parts though – they're a wast of cash and in the end cost more.