Motorcycle Maintenance Course

This 3-hour course is a hands-on lesson in how to keep your bike running optimally. Bring your bike and we’ll show you how to work on it. The instructor will guide you through the necessary upkeep that all motorcyclists should know. You’ll leave feeling more confident about how to take care of your bike for the long haul. Learn more about the Motorcycle Maintenance Course →

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Price: $100.00 USD

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Course description:

Maintenance is held at our riding range: 1628 W. Madison in Chicago. 

This 3-hour course is a hands-on lesson in how to keep your bike running optimally. Bring your bike and we’ll show you how to work on it.  The instructor will guide you through the necessary upkeep that all motorcyclists should know. 

Motorcycle Maintenance is geared toward what you want to accomplish on your bike. There is an overview of how the engine works and the importance of regular service to your machine.

You will learn how to: 

  • change your oil and filter
  • remove and read your spark plugs
  • access and clean or replace your air filter
  • change brake pads
  • bleed brakes
  • make any adjustments needed for a better fit and ride. 

We have all the tools you need to do the work but you should bring replacement fluids and parts for the tasks you want to learn.

We recommend bringing:

  • Your bike
  • Oil and Filter
  • Spark Plugs
  • Air Filter
  • Brake Pads (only disc brakes will be changed; drum brakes will not be changed
  • Brake Fluid (DOT 3 or DOT 4)
  • Motorcycle Owner's Manual

Call us if you are not sure what or how much you need for your bike. If you opt not to bring your bike, you can work on a bike from the school’s fleet. You’ll leave feeling more confident about how to take care of your bike for the long haul.  

Sign up for the Motorcycle Maintenance Course now! →

Motorcycle Maintenance Course

Important!

If you have an Illinois driver's license, you must obtain a motorcycle permit from the Illinois Secretary of State and bring it with you to class each day! Visit our permits page to learn more →

Instructors

Our instructors are all Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) certified RiderCoaches who have successfully completed training through MSF. They are also certified through the State of Illinois as Driver Training School Instructors.

You can learn more about our instructors and read their bios here →

School policy:

Motorcycle Riding's Cool reserves the right to dismiss any student from class who either cannot meet the objectives of the course or becomes a danger to his or her self, or anyone else during the course. There will be no refund of any kind issued in this case. Read our full policy here →