From there, students move on to specialized training created with one or more of six leading manufacturers. The drive train and starting systems 8. I enrolled for the full education with Harley but I had to only take early model H. Whether you want to spend your days working on choppers, sport bikes, or vintage sportsters, there is a program for you! Motorcyclists have used this course over times since 1999. They tell you in your first class even in the first meeting while they give you the tour.
Shop and safety tools 18. How do I adjust the valves? However, one is not necessarily better than the other. If you're concerned about losing money on the deal after you've rebuilt it, just remember to add in the value of the technical school course you didn't spend any money on, the value which will stay with you after the bike is long gone. I had largely no such luck, only being approved to test out of one course. I think if you are really looking to learn about this trade overall its a good school. In this option, you are indentured to a company as an apprentice, learning basic skills while you are employed.
For instance, a few states, such as Michigan and Hawaii, require motorcycle mechanics to obtain special state licensing or certification before they can perform work for the public. The only people working in dealerships without financial hardships you will find are the owners or general managers and managers everyone else well they are very easily replaced and find no value in them regardless of work ethic or reliability. Internal combustion engine theory - physical laws in combustion - internal combustion process - factors influencing combustion and engine performance - engine design and combustion - factors determining efficient combustion 4. Driving a motorcycle can be fun and exciting, but it also leaves the driver vulnerable to the dangers of the road and surrounding vehicles. Motorcycle Mechanic Job and Training Information Motorcycle mechanics are also sometimes called motorcycle technicians or motorcycle service technicians. Internal combustion engine components - two stroke and four stroke differences 5. Shop and safety tools 18.
The facilities are clean, the training aids are in good shape considering that they are continually beat up by students who don't know what they are doing. The money you spend will return dividends in making even the tough jobs easier and most any job possible. They are all the same thing, although some professionals in the field do prefer to be called motorcycle technicians especially if they work for a manufacturer or national racing team. Read books about motorcycle mechanics. You don't need mysterious training available only to the select few, you can learn a lot on your own. With additional training, many of the skills can be transferred into trades such as auto mechanics, diesel mechanics, or heavy vehicle repair.
Rather, they get paid a flat rate or commission for each client repair or piece of work they perform. Two stroke engine tune up and service 20. They're a joke and everyone I know that went there either says the same or is a giant toolbag trying to work his way up the grease monkey ladder these joke schools have conjured up. The Motorcycle and Power Equipment Mechanic Apprenticeship requires time spent learning on the job and in the classroom. They learn about the performance applications of components such as cylinder heads, camshafts, ignition systems, and intake and exhaust systems. The four stroke engine 6. When I went down to Orlando I was a young kids fresh out of high school and for the most part I was surrounded by older, retired, or ex military guys and there really wasn't many younger guys in the program.
All correspondence regarding your training request will be posted to your online account at. In this scenario, you get paid as you learn the trade. But not everyone has the time or money to attend and not everyone is aiming for a job in a service department, you may just want to work on your own motorcycles. Aside from training qualifications, a motorcycle mechanic usually must have at least a high school diploma to get started, as well as a license for driving motorcycles. Finally 2011 the dealer I worked at in Oxford went belly up.
How do I change the oil? A solid workbench is another must, working on the floor is almost impossible and darned hard on the back and knees at the very least. Lubrication and cooling systems 9. With any luck, you could soon be turning your passion for motorcycles into a lasting career! Find information on where to train to become a certified Harley-Davidson® mechanic. Don't try to buy everything at once. When I graduated I found work immediately in an aftermarket shop and then i ventured into a dealership. Curiosity leads to questions and the more you learn the more complex the questions.
Lighting and accesory systems 14. This program is designed for someone who has a mature personality with the interests to take responsibility for there own learning. Just like any career it takes time to achieve a comfort level to be proficient in a career. Some states do impose requirements, and formal education is usually encouraged by employers as a way to learn the basics. It's best to buy one at the same time you buy your new motorcycle, they sometimes aren't as easily available later on and you'll already have it.
Start Right Now Check out the list of schools above to get a head start on finding the ones that offer programs in your area. And some employers will also pay for some formal schooling components required to help you learn the basics or to gain specific manufacturer certifications. Success, respect and the career of your dreams. You will be required to have tools a tool box and a good attendance rate to get a job. Many jobs can't be completed in one day. That can set you back many thousands of dollars, or whatever currency you're using, and you'll have a lot of tools sitting around unused for a long time. Here are some tips to get you started.
In fact, employment is projected to increase by 5 percent between 2016 and 2026. Footwear must be steel-toed, leather, ankle covering boots. Another way to begin involves the apprenticeship route. You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your training request within four weeks. Programs and courses are subject to change without notice. This is where you can make it happen! Course work includes transport refrigeration and hydraulic applications.