Motorcycle Mechanic

Job Description

Motorcycle mechanics, who are classified as ‘light engine mechanics’, diagnose mechanical faults in the engine and various other parts of motorcycles. They service, repair and test them as required. A motorcycle mechanic apprentice says a motorcycle mechanic’s role is far more varied than that of an ordinary motor mechanic. Motorcycle mechanics have to do everything from general servicing to performance repairs. They get to work on the whole bike whereas with cars, the mechanic will often just work on one aspect such as the fuel injection system. It’s a much more generalist job.

Tasks

Detecting and diagnosing faults in engines and parts.

Dismantling and removing engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checking parts.

Repairing and replacing worn and defective parts, and reassembling mechanical components and referring to service manuals as needed.

Performing scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups, to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations.

Reassembling engines and parts after being repaired.

Testing and adjusting mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance.

Diagnosing and testing parts with the assistance of computers.

May inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness.