What saddlebag said.... the 'do it yourself' thing is great for lots of things, but a motorcycle, that's got some history of 'pain in the ass' fixits, not so much.
I'm TOTALLY wrenchey enough to do my oil... and adjust my mirrors. With my BMW's I'd set the valves and adjust the throttle bodies...... ya gotta be comfortable with the procedure, but then I guess you felt you were until you got into trouble... either lesson learned and take it to somebody next time, or lesson learned and you'll know what you did wrong for next time...
Sucks that changing a tire can become rocket science... these designers 'should' keep it simple, but then they don't get the fix it $$$$, progress.
2012 Victory Cross Roads
2003 BMW R1150R
1978 BMW R75/7
1974 BMW R75/5