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Motorcycle Mechanics - 49-3052.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • All Terrain Vehicle Technician (ATV Technician)
  • Custom Bike Builder
  • Master Motorcycle Technician
  • Motorcycle Mechanic
  • Motorcycle Service Technician
  • Motorcycle Technician
  • Motorsports Technician
  • Scooter Mechanic
  • Service Technician
  • Shop Foreman

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Connect test panels to engines and measure generator output, ignition timing, or other engine performance indicators.
  • Disassemble subassembly units and examine condition, movement, or alignment of parts, visually or using gauges.
  • Dismantle engines and repair or replace defective parts, such as magnetos, carburetors, or generators.
  • Hammer out dents and bends in frames and weld tears and breaks.
  • 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.
  • Reassemble frames and reinstall engines after repairs.
  • Remove cylinder heads and grind valves to scrape off carbon and replace defective valves, pistons, cylinders, or rings, using hand and power tools.
  • Repair or adjust motorcycle subassemblies, such as forks, transmissions, brakes, or drive chains, according to specifications.
  • 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.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust vehicle components according to specifications.
  • Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies.
  • Grind parts to required dimensions.
  • Inspect vehicles to determine overall condition.
  • Install vehicle parts or accessories.
  • Measure equipment outputs.
  • Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems.
  • Operate welding equipment.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Remove dents from equipment, materials, tools or structures.
  • Repair defective engines or engine components.
  • Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.

Military Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Motorcycle Repairer

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Frame Repairer
  • Frame Straightener
  • Motorcycle Repairer
  • Motorcycle Subassembly Repairer