Motorcycle Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.

Median Annual Wage: $34,010

Education: Post-secondary certificate (82%); High school diploma or equivalent (13%); Associate's degree (5%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Service Technician; Shop Foreman; Motorcycle Technician; Motorcycle Mechanic; All Terrain Vehicle Technician (ATV Technician); Motorcycle Service Technician; Custom Bike Builder; Motorsports Technician; Scooter Mechanic; Master Motorcycle Technician

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Motorcycle Mechanics.

More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Listen to engines, examine vehicle frames, or confer with customers to determine nature and extent of malfunction or damage.
  • Replace defective parts, using hand tools, arbor presses, flexible power presses, or power tools.
  • Repair or adjust motorcycle subassemblies, such as forks, transmissions, brakes, or drive chains, according to specifications.
  • Repair or replace other parts, such as headlights, horns, handlebar controls, gasoline or oil tanks, starters, or mufflers.
  • Connect test panels to engines and measure generator output, ignition timing, or other engine performance indicators.
  • Dismantle engines and repair or replace defective parts, such as magnetos, carburetors, or generators.
  • Disassemble subassembly units and examine condition, movement, or alignment of parts, visually or using gauges.
  • Remove cylinder heads and grind valves to scrape off carbon and replace defective valves, pistons, cylinders, or rings, using hand and power tools.
  • Reassemble frames and reinstall engines after repairs.
  • Reassemble and test subassembly units.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Motorcycle Mechanics.

  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Motorcycle Mechanics.

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