Projected Growth: Faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.
Common job titles of Motorcycle Mechanics include:
Experience and Education
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
81.98% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.
12.73% said they needed a High School Diploma.
Repair or adjust motorcycle subassemblies, such as forks, transmissions, brakes, or drive chains, according to specifications.
Listen to engines, examine vehicle frames, or confer with customers to determine nature and extent of malfunction or damage.
Mount, balance, change, or check condition or pressure of tires.
Reassemble and test subassembly units.
Disassemble subassembly units and examine condition, movement, or alignment of parts, visually or using gauges.
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.
Repair or replace other parts, such as headlights, horns, handlebar controls, gasoline or oil tanks, starters, or mufflers.
Replace defective parts, using hand tools, arbor presses, flexible power presses, or power tools.
Remove cylinder heads and grind valves to scrape off carbon and replace defective valves, pistons, cylinders, or rings, using hand and power tools.
Hammer out dents and bends in frames and weld tears and breaks.
Reassemble frames and reinstall engines after repairs.
Wire crimp pliers
Valve stem inserters
Valve spring compressors
Ultrasonic parts cleaners
Tungsten inert gas TIG weldersAll Tools
Tread depth gauges
Timing test lights
Timing cover plug wrenches
Steering race presses
Spring hook tool sets
Sportbike lifting arms
Spark plug sockets
Spark plug gap testers
Socket wrench sets
Small slotted bits
Shock absorber wrenches
Safety wire pliers
Rocket arm reamers
Peak voltage testers
Oil seal pullers
Oil level gauges
Oil filter wrenches
Neck bearing adjusters
Motorcycle valve refacers
Motorcycle cylinder bores
Motorcycle compression gauges
Motorcycle chain breakers
Metal inert gas MIG welders
Magnetic bit holders
Lock ring tools
Large slotted bits
Hydraulic vehicle lifts
Head surfacing machines
Front end stands
Fork seal drivers
Fork cap removers
Engine exhaust analyzers
Engine degree wheels
Electronic torque wrenches
Electrical diagnostic tools
Drag link sockets
Dirt bike lifts stands
Clutch hub spanners
Carburetor diagnostic tools
Brake cylinder hones
Battery cable wrenches
Automatic part cleaners
Automatic cylinder hones
Angled air chucks
Adjustable hand wrenches
Inventory tracking software
Santa Maria Software Counterman Pro
TRACKUM Repair Manager
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Giving 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.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Quality Control Analysis
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.