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Motorcycle Technician

Motorcylce Technician TrainingProgram Duration: 2 Months
Course Contact Hours: 135
Student Tuition: $1,749.99

Begin your career as a Motorcycle Technician with this detailed program, which covers the most up to date information on motorcycle models and technology. Gain detailed information on fuel injection, suspension systems, V-engine technology and more. As a bonus, ATV service and repair is also included because of the correlations in technology. This motorcylce technician training provides the
knowledge and skill-sets in order to do well in today’s motorcycle technology field.

After finishing this motorcylce technician training program, you will be able to:

  • Comprehend the history of the motorcycle and the motorcycle industry.
  • Comprehend the significance of safety and accident prevention.
  • Describe the operation of motorcycle electric, fuel, and engine systems.
  • Recognize measures for disassembling, inspecting, and reassembling components of the motorcycle.
  • Explain typical problems and troubleshooting steps.


Motorcycle Technician Module 1
Tools and Safety

  • History of the Motorcycle
  • Motorcycle Industry
  • Safety
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Using Tools Safely
  • Basic Hand Tools
  •  Power Tools
  • Storing Tools
  • Measuring Systems
  • Fasteners
  • Thread Repair
  • Inspection of Threaded Fasteners
  • Tightening and Torque
  • Repairing Broken Fasteners
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Motorcycle Technician Module 2
Engines and Cooling Systems

  • Basic Engine Operation
  • Engine Ratings
  • Basic Four-Stroke Engine
  • Basic Two-Stroke Engine
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Four-Stroke Engine Components
  • Two-Stroke Engine Theory of Operation
  • Two-Stroke Engine Induction Systems
  • Engine Lubrication
  • Friction-Reducing Devices
  • Lubrication System Maintenance
  • Lubricants

Motorcycle Technician Module 3
Fuel Systems, Drives, and Transmissions

  • Fuel
  • The Carburetor
  • Fuel Delivery Systems
  • Clutches
  • Gears
  • Primary Drive
  • Two-Stroke Engine Top-End Inspection
  • Repair Procedures
  • Starting the Rebuilt Engine
  • Two-Stroke Engine Lower-End Inspection
  • Engine Removal
  • Engine Disassembly

Motorcycle Technician Module 4
Engine Inspection and Electrical Systems

  •  Four-Stroke Engine Top-End Inspection
  • Diagnostics
  • Four-Stroke Top-End Disassembly
  • Four-Stroke Top-End Reassembly
  • Four-Stroke Lower-End Inspection
  • Repair Procedures
  • Common Lower-End Failures
  • Four-Stroke Lower-End Disassembly
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Safety Precautions
  • Units of Electricity
  • Electronic Devices

Motorcycle Technician Module 5
Charging, Starting, and Suspension

  • Charging Systems
  • Charging System Operation
  • Charging System Inspection
  • DC Electric Circuits
  • Motorcycle Ignition Systems
  • Basic Ignition System Components
  • Types of Ignition Systems
  • Electric Starter Systems
  • Motorcycle Frames
  • Motorcycle Suspension Systems
  • Rear-Damper Design
  • Rear-Damper Theory of Operation

Motorcycle Technician Module 6
Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Wheels
  • Braking Systems
  • Motorcycle Tires
  • Maintenance Intervals
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Chassis Maintenance
  • Storage Procedures
  • Emission Controls
  • Problem Solving
  • Fuel System Troubleshooting
  • Electrical Problem Troubleshooting
  • Chassis Problem Troubleshooting

Required Materials:

Materials Included:

  • Modern Motorcycle Technology Edward Abdo

System Requirements: 

Internet Access

  •  Broadband or high-speed internet access is strongly recommended. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
  • Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.


  • Virtually all Windows-Mac hardware configurations and processors are acceptable.
  • 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Software
  • Operating Systems
  • Windows XP or Vista and Mac OS X 10 and higher
  • Web Browsers
  • Mozilla Firefox 2 and 3 (previous versions will work also)
  •  Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8
  • Safari is not currently recommended as it cannot display certain Moodle editing menus for both students and instructors
  • Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media-click on the links below to download the latest versions)
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Apple Quicktime
  • Windows Media Player
  • Real Player
  • PowerPoint Viewer (use this if you don’t have PowerPoint)