The Motorcycle Mechanic diagnoses, adjusts, repairs or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.
Tasks for Motorcycle Mechanic
- The Motorcycle Mechanic repair and adjust motorcycle subassemblies, such as forks, transmissions, brakes, and drive chains, according to specifications.
- The Motorcycle Mechanic replaces defective parts, using hand tools, arbor presses, flexible power presses, or power tools.
- The Motorcycle Mechanic connects test panels to engines and measure generator output, ignition timing, and other engine performance indicators.
- The Motorcycle Mechanic listens to engines, examines vehicle frames, or confers with customers to determine nature and extent of malfunction or damage.
- The Motorcycle Mechanic reassembles and tests subassembly units.
- The Motorcycle Mechanic dismantles engines and repairs or replaces defective parts, such as magnetos, carburetors, and generators.
- The Motorcycle Mechanic removes cylinder heads and grind valves to scrape off carbon and replace defective valves, pistons, cylinders, and rings, using hand and power tools.
- The Motorcycle Mechanic repairs or replaces other parts, such as headlights, horns, handlebar controls, gasoline and oil tanks, starters, and mufflers.
- The Motorcycle Mechanic disassemble subassembly units and examine condition, movement, or alignment of parts, visually or using gauges.
- The Motorcycle Mechanic hammer out dents and bends in frames, weld tears and breaks; then reassemble frames and reinstall engines.
Knowledge Requirement for Motorcycle Mechanic
The Motorcycle Mechanic needs knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Customer and Personal Service
The Motorcycle Mechanic needs knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
The Motorcycle Mechanic needs knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Computers and Electronics
The Motorcycle Mechanic needs knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Mathematics Production Processing
The Motorcycle Mechanic needs knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. They also need knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Skills and Abilities for the Motorcycle Mechanic
Repairing and Troubleshooting Skills
The Motorcycle Mechanic needs the skill to repair machine or systems using the needed tools. The Motorcycle Mechanic determines causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Equipment Maintenance and Active Learning
The Motorcycle Mechanic performs routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed. They must understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Equipment Selection – Reading Comprehension –Complex Problem Solving
The Motorcycle Mechanic determines the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. They must understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. The Motorcycle Mechanic must be able to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Active Listening – Installation – Critical Thinking
The Motorcycle Mechanic must give 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. The Motorcycle Mechanic installs equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. The Motorcycle Mechanic uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Abilities of the Motorcycle Mechanic
The Motorcycle Mechanic must have the ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate or assemble objects. The Motorcycle Mechanic must have the ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. The Motorcycle Mechanic needs the ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. The Motorcycle Mechanic needs the ability to detect when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. Then they must use the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. In order to achieve this they must also have the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions.