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Motorcycle Mechanics

Also called: Motorcycle Mechanic, Motorcycle Technician, Service Technician, Shop Foreman

What they do:
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.
On the job, you would:
  • Mount, balance, change, or check condition or pressure of tires.
  • 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.


Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • AbbottSoft QuickFix
  • DealerTrax ShopOrder
Point of sale POS software
  • LightSpeed Cloud
  • Santa Maria Software Counterman Pro
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

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