I'm a total Newbie, with very little motorcycle experience, actually none at all. I've just purchased a 1996 TW200. Riding it around my property in an attempt to learn, I managed to put a small branch, 1/8", through the front tire, resulting in a flat. Is a flat tire a repair that owners typically make, or do you head for the motorcycle shop? I'm reasonably handy, but I wasn't certain how to support the bike if you have to remove the front wheel. If one is going to do some of their own maintenance, which I plan, there must be a number of ways to support the bike during work? The bike has 3800 miles on it, the tires look fine, but I've heard a variety of opinions about replacing tires because of age and not tread. Thanks for any words of advice. The motorcycle is in immaculate condition, I'm excited to get riding.