But one of the challenges you may not initially be aware of is new language. No, I'm not talking about new swear words you'll think up while staring at that frozen bolt; instead you'll need to know terms related to parts on a motorcycle.
Knowing the correct name of an item will save hours searching for a replacement. And you'll have to make sure you know of all the possibilities the part could be called--in American English, and English, English!
For example, we are all familiar with fender/ mudguard, and gas tank /petrol tank, but what do the official parts manuals call these parts?
Typically, parts are grouped together under major sections: engine, frame or chassis, electrical, wheels and brakes. But the grouping doesn't always seem logical.>p>If I wanted a front mudguard, for instance, I would look in the chassis section, only to find that some manufacturers would place a mudguard in the wheel section--but it's called a fender. And finally I would need to choose front or rear.
So my front mudguard in a typical parts catalogue has now become: fender, front; and just to challenge you further, make sure the fender, front, item has all the standard decals, stickers, emblems, stripes, tape set etc. or you may end up with an unpainted bare fender.