Motorcycle mechanics maintain and repair motorcycles. They also work on all-terrain vehicles, motor scooters, and mopeds.
Motorcycle mechanics talk to customers to learn about the problems they are having with their motorcycles. They inspect engines to diagnose the type of repair needed. They examine motorcycle frames to assess damage. They estimate how much repairs will cost.
Mechanics take apart engines and examine how the parts are working. They use gauges to assess the alignment and movements of parts. They may connect computers to engines to test how parts are performing.
Motorcycle mechanics decide whether to put in new parts or repair current parts. Mechanics finish repairs and put the engine back together and test how it runs.
Some repairs may be made to the body of the motorcycle. Motorcycle mechanics use hand and power tools to replace or adjust parts. They hammer out dents and put the bike frame back together. Most specialize in repairing one brand of motorcycle.