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Motorcycle Mechanics

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Motorcycle Mechanics Description

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

Motorcycle Mechanics Related Job Titles

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Motorcycle Mechanics Tasks
Core Tasks
  • 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.
  • Remove cylinder heads and grind valves to scrape off carbon and replace defective valves, pistons, cylinders, or rings, using hand and power tools.
  • Disassemble subassembly units and examine condition, movement, or alignment of parts, visually or using gauges.
  • Repair or adjust motorcycle subassemblies, such as forks, transmissions, brakes, or drive chains, according to specifications.
  • Replace defective parts, using hand tools, arbor presses, flexible power presses, or power tools.
  • Listen to engines, examine vehicle frames, or confer with customers to determine nature and extent of malfunction or damage.
  • Reassemble and test subassembly units.
  • Repair or replace other parts, such as headlights, horns, handlebar controls, gasoline or oil tanks, starters, or mufflers.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Hammer out dents and bends in frames, weld tears and breaks; then reassemble frames and reinstall engines.

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