May I ask what motorcycle you've bought and it's particulars? Its A/S/L et al.
The upshot to motorcycles are their relatively small size, so working on them yourself in your garage or driveway is a piece of cake usually. However, I find some areas on the bike, like the carbs for instance, may require a steady expert hand, at least while you're learning your way around. My father's talked to me at length about all the things he does to keep his motorcycle fleet in good repair and it sounds like a whole other world from cars sometimes. *laughs*
Word of mouth will do the trick. What state are you living in? Motorcycle clubs (and even AAA) can help point you in the right direction.