My intention: to (re)build myself a road worthy 750cc whilst reusing as much of the original parts as possible. Mostly to learn as much as possible about motorcycle engineering and mechanics for use on future projects.
Background: I have come across an "opportunity" to adopt a decrepit Laverda 750 SF. I have found places to buy spare parts for the model, and I have found some schematic materials.
To boil it down to what I need your help with: material recommendations for fundamental motorcycle engine design and repair. I am lacking a lot of the required rudiments I will need in order to complete this project. Stuff that explains what purpose all of the engine parts serve would be nice though I can find this myself as I start taking everything a part bolt by bolt. Even better would be material that advises on how to go about restoring motorcycles, what things to look out for, how to comprehensively analyze what you CAN and CAN NOT do for aftermarket upgrades given certain mechanical constants about the project.