Spring 2013 Motorcycle Maintenance Class
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MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE CLASS DESCRIPTION:
As it stands now (the class has evolved muchly over the years), the class is 26 hours long. There are four, two-hour weekday classroom sessions (eight hours total) in which I blather on about how engines, electrics and other bike parts work. The remaining 18 hours are split into three, six hour Sunday tune-up sessions, with myself and the talented and patient Chad Strohmayer offering much mechanical and some spiritual guidance.
Students do not have to own a bike. The bikes are not necessary for the classroom sessions, but should be brought in for the tune-up sessions.
Absolutely no experience is necessary- in fact less is better as much advice bikies get seems to be wrong (no matter how well intentioned).
Students will be provided with a shopping list of parts to buy (oils, filters, etc) and must purchase a shop manual.
NO TOOLS ARE REQUIRED- We provide the tools. In the tune-up session the students will progress at their own rate. They will be offered a long list of potential tasks, with the goal being that they perform the equivalent of a major service (tune-up) on their bikes. The emphasis is learning how and why to work on the bike, not just rush through a laundry list of tasks. All brands, sizes and models of bikes are welcome, as are riders of all experience levels.
The weekday classroom sessions are on W. 55th St. in Manhattan. The Sunday tune-up sessions are held at Works Engineering in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
In a perfect world, the classes would run three times a year, (spring, summer, and fall) but sometimes the world is not so perfect.
Cost is $575 (no reg fee). Hey-look at it this way-you'll have 18 hours of working on your bike. Most local shops charge around $100/hour. All you have to do is get 6 shop hours of work done and you'll be ahead! : )
(Such a deal!)
Contact http://www.rydersalley.com/1/MotoMaintenance.html to register
Credit cards accepted.
Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
Sundays 10am-5pm 4/21, 4/28, 5/5
Feel free to e-mail me if you have any further questions.
Armen Amirian firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the decades, the classes have been held at The New School, CUNY/City Tech College in Brooklyn, John Jay/CUNY, Trama's Auto School in Queens, Queens College, The Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center and probably a few places I forgot. Usually the name Knowhow Workshop was mentioned somewhere along in the course description, as that was the name of the school I started with. I give all that background in case someone mentions to you that they took a class way back when somewhere or other. As far as I know, these classes have been the only ones offered with any regularity for the last 34 years (ohmygod am I that old?).