Originally Posted by REALGRAVEROBBER
Some people should not ever work on their own motorcycle. If you are such a person, come to grips with it and move on, enjoying your working bike.
That's true, but for those newbies who have zero mechanic skills, don't automatically assume you're the type who shouldn't DIY. You'll probably still need to find a mechanic, but you can grow progressively. Get used to the pre-flight checklist described in your owners manual and go from there.