That's amazing. You're also in a great location...I'm jealous. I'd bet you fire up the grill, join whatever group flips your switch (invite people here, join BMW MOA, ABC, whatever) and you'll have people coming out of the wood work to help you. My guess is you take your time and you'll have a great bike to ride. Plus you're dad will be in the back of your mind every time you fire it up: awesome.
BTW...you need a torque wrench.