Becoming a Harley motorcycle mechanic takes study, training and hands-on experience.
If you want to become a Harley-Davidson mechanic, you should attend the Harley-Davidson mechanic school. You will learn fix every type of Harley bike, from assembly and disassembly to suspension, engine, electrical, and transmission systems. Harley-Davidson mechanics usually work at Harley dealerships, but they are eligible to work at many other types of motorcycle repair shops and dealerships around the country. Harley mechanics can earn anywhere from $20,000 per year to $50,000.
1. Apply to attend a Harley-Dealership mechanic school or another type of motorcycle mechanic school that works on Harley bikes. While this is not a requirement for working on Harley bikes, having a certificate from a school will make you more attractive to employers. Fill out the admissions application and pay the fee. Wait up to a month to hear back from the school regarding acceptance. Wait up to a month to hear back from the school regarding acceptance.
2. Apply for financial aid to pay for your tuition. Research companies that provide school loans and fill out the FAFSA form to see how much money you are eligible to receive.
3. Complete the year-long training at the school. You must attend daily classes and pass all tests. You will work on all brands of motorcycles, from Harley bikes to Yamaha, BMW, and Honda. At the end of the school year, you will receive a certificate.