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Motorcycle service technicians, also called motorcycle mechanics, are small engine repairers who specialize in two- and three-wheeled vehicles, such as scooters, motorcycles and mopeds. They may also work on all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s). Some motorcycle mechanics choose to specialize in only one type of vehicle or one aspect, such as motorcycles from a specific manufacturer or customizations. Specific duties depend on the type of employer, but many tasks and training requirements are common.
Motorcycle apprentices may perform routine maintenance tasks, such as replacing spark plugs or changing the oil. They also repair engines, transmissions, electrical, suspension, brakes and they may also perform minor repairs to the body, such as replacing damaged fairings and body components.
In shops with diagnostic machines an apprentice technician may connect the motorcycle to the machine to learn what could be causing the problem. Repairs are sometimes minor, but at other times, the apprentice mechanic may need to disassemble the engine or transmission, replace the defective part and then reinstall the rebuilt component. Course details