Just want to give props to Bernie who held a great class on basic motorcycle maintenance last Wednesday at Imperial M/C in Burnaby.
If you're new to the sport and are not so mechanically inclined, then I highly recommend this course. He teaches in a language that's easy to understand, at a pace that's easy to follow, and provides the right amount of need-to-know information that will get you better acquainted with your bike.
This is the information that all motorcycle dealers SHOULD be providing to all new riders. Not sure why they don't...
If you're interested, just e-mail him at email@example.com. He needs a minimum of 5 for a class, with a maximum of 8-10. The more people you can organize yourself, the better.
Also, thanks to Ted at Imperial for providing the facilities!