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Motorcycle Mechanic

Motorcycle Mechanics maintain, test and repair the mechanical parts of motorcycles.

Overview

Motorcycle Mechanics maintain, test and repair the mechanical parts of motorcycles.

Day-to-day

  • detects and diagnoses faults in engines and parts
  • dismantles and removes engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checks parts
  • repairs and replaces worn and defective parts and reassembles mechanical components, and refers to service manuals as needed
  • performs scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations
  • reassembles engines and parts after being repaired
  • tests and adjusts mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance, diagnoses and test parts with the assistance of computers
  • may inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving.

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