.. Ok, after embarrassingly having to run along a busy street in Liverpool to clutch start the bike because it refused to start though normal means (in boots and leathers) .. It has become apparent that there is something lacking in my love for riding. Mechanical Knowledge. I can ride, drive, work a bobcat, excavator... even know how to fly a plane! I have a basic understanding of how things work, and why they work.. But I have absolutely no clue on how to fix something when it decides to break down. Can any mechs out there help with this dilemma of mine? I'm the type that learns very fast, so long as I can touch it and experience it.. I take considerably longer to absorb info through textbooks, classrooms, and listening and writing. So I guess I want to know if anyone knows where I can get some hand-on experience in learning how to maintain a motorcycle. Even if its just basics, it'll be a start so I can understand in greater detail how bikes work, so I have more intel at my disposal when the time comes to "troubleshoot" a potential problem. At the moment, it's a case of "Maybe this is the cause, but what the hell do I unscrew or unplug to reach whatever that thing is that controls the function that doesn't work anymore"