for your first time at something,take some pics of a before so you have something to reference back to when your standing there scratching your head.Oh yeah!save the weed for afterwards.I can remember always saying Now where in the hell did i put that and spend an hour looking for it.lol
i totally agree w/ fire, smoke AFTER! the last thing you want is to leave a small piece off your bike and have to take the shit back apart!
i know that i can't do anything complicated stoned. need your head on a swivel! esp working on your baby.
its an easy job, as previously stated the more work you do the easier everything gets. in my case the PO left the bike outside and the seals started to rust..
just took a bit longer to disassemble and clean