Motorcycle Maintenance Intermediate - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is ideal for those with a keen interest in motorcycles wishing to further develop their understanding and skills in the servicing, repair and maintenance of motorcycles. Learners work independently on a motorcycle and hydraulic workbench to undertake tasks each weekthat extend their knowledge and competence.

After the usual Health& Safety, and tools and equipment briefings, you will cover:

  • Engine systems- top end overhaul and compression tests
  • Remove and replace timing chain
  • Cooling systems – removal and refitting, testing, refilling and running
  • Transmission systems- drive train, remove and refit clutch assembly
  • Removal and replacement of wheels
  • Braking and suspension systems- Removal inspection and replacement of brake system parts, pads, shoes and discs
  • Front forks- service and repair
  • Rear shocks removal refitting and adjustment
  • Ignition system- remove and replace flywheel generator, removal and replacement of high tension leads and ignition coil.

The course takes place in a purpose built workshop providing a realistic working environment with excellent up to date facilities. Each learner will work independently on a College motorbike.

The course is flexible and the content adaptable to the needs of the group.

Assessment Methods

This is a non-qualification course but you will complete a range of basic practical tasks and given detailed feedback.

Progression Options

There are potential progression routes for further study within the College.

Course Summary

Course Title Motorcycle Maintenance Intermediate
Entry Requirements

None except a developing interest in maintaining a motorcycle, and your own
overalls and sturdy boots.

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I’ve really enjoyed learning all about the internals of cars and what a car relies on to run smoothly. This benefits me in the workplace because I know how parts work when I come to repair or replace them. So far my greatest achievement has been passing the first year. I’m really proud of this because it means I’m on track to becoming a qualified mechanic.

Corey Perry-Jones

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