A service manual will get you started, and I learned my lesson about reading the instructions. Dad and I had each bought a set of case guards for our Suzuki street bikes, and he told me to wait for him before installing mine on my 1000. Well, at the age of 18 I needed no help from any man, and I busied myself bolting on my guards before he returned from work. As I was tightening up the main mounting bolt, I heard a faint but definite crack. Moments later, oil trickled onto the ground. I had selected the wrong bolt and put the end of it through the engine case. True story. The instructions warned of this exact problem, but they were still in the plastic wrapper; my dad had read his instructions the previous night. That weekend we pulled my engine from the frame, the biggest job he and I had ever undertaken. I'm sold on instructions.