The first advice I would give you is to pick up the parts catalog & shop manual specific to your year & model. Not the Clymer but the OEM manual.
It isnt that difficult, a manual will not only guide you along the way it will help you properly maintain your ride.
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We never even said a word,
We just walked out and got on that bike
And we rolled...
And we rolled...... clean out of sight
2000 FXST - Carbed