Here is the link to the MSF Motorcycle links list.
The T-CLOCS list is a comprehensive checklist of simple things every motorcyclist should check on the bike before they ride. There is also information for new riders (and seasoned dogs).
Southbark is spot-on. Check the oil level, tire pressure, signals, head/tail lights and tire pressure.
I lube my chain with DuPont Teflon Wax Lubricant (blue can at Lowes) once every 300-500 miles and I wipe it down with WD-40 every oil change and re-spray with Teflon. My chain looks shiny as it was the day I bought it. Oil change on this bike is same as a car, with the exception that the oil also lubes the clutch and transmission. The clutch cable can be periodically sprayed with the same Teflon lube and you can do fine-tuning with the 5-position dial on the lever.
Chain maintenance is super easy (after the first fight to get the axle bolts undone). Your bike kit under the seat has the tools. They suck, but at least you'll know the right sizes so you can go to Harbor Freight and get some decent ratcheting box-end wrenches and a breaker bar. The markings on each side of the swing arm are accurate enough for my daily commute needs, although this is a point of contention amongst riders in the forum and has stirred the threads multiple times. It's a matter of personal preference.
Anyway, I'm a Unix admin in an IT department and I do all my own maintenance on the bike. I envy the guys that got to rebuild carbs as a kid, but luckily I don't have to be one of those guys to do maintenance on the V.
Enjoy your ride! I'm off to Bike Night. It's 86 out. w00t w00t!