Over the five weeks you will learn the basics of motorcycle maintenance covering all aspects of the bike. Aimed specifically at custom and classic motorcycles the course will teach you how to keep on top of issues, pro-long the life and safety of your motorcycle, and save you in garage bills. Tony Davis will lead the course and has an excellent knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for mechanics, he's also very funny.
The course will run every Thursday night from 7-9pm and then we'll round off the evening with a few beers.
Course outline /
Tools and Visual checks re cap
Wheels and Tyres: How to check Tyres, remove wheels, check spokes and wheel bearings
Overview of suspension
Brakes: The different types (Disc/Drum) how they work
How to check for wear (measuring tools), removal and replacement (safety brake dust etc)
Chain final drive: Chains and sprockets how to check, regular maintenance (chain lube scott oilers etc)
Removal and replacement
Sprocket size and how it affects performance
Oils lubrication and greasing: look at oils and types oil changes, oil filter changes
Carburetion and fueling: How a carburetor works how to clean one, air filter checks and replacement
Electrics: Ignition system: Battery check (multi volt meter)
Sparkplug care (removal replacement)
Lighting bulb replacement, wiring checks etc