Education

The Vancouver Motorcycle Collective believes that education and shared knowledge is the most important part of the DIY community.

All Annual and Semi-annual memberships include an online Motorcycle Technician Training Program, VIN decoder, and access to thousands of service repair manuals. Annual members can learn at their own pace and upon receiving a passing grade they will be issued a certificate of completion. This is a great resource for people who are interested in upgrading their skills and/or getting into the motorcycle repair industry.

The Motorcycle Technician Training Program includes detailed “learn-at-your-own-pace” course study, quizzes and certificates of completion.

The following 3 online courses are included with all Annual and Semi-Annual Memberships
1. Engines
2. Electrical
3. Fuel and Emissions

Engine Course

Consists of the following lessons:

2-Stroke and 4-Stroke
4-Stroke Engine
4-Stroke Phases
Valve Train
Engine Timing
Valve Clearance
Timing Chain Tensioner
Camshaft
Cam and Rocker Inspection
Decompressor
Engine Valves
Valve Inspection
Valve Seats
Lubrication
Oil
Oil Filters
Oil Pump
Oil Pressure
2-Stroke Engine
2-Stroke Phases
Reed Valve
2-Stroke Exhaust Valve
Lubrication
Injection Oil Pump
Common Components
Crankshaft and Rod
Crank Inspection
Crank Bearings
Connecting Rod Bearings
Balancer Shaft
Flywheel
Cylinder and Piston
Removal and Installation
Inspection
Piston Rings
Cylinder Head
Crankcases and Covers
Crankcase Bearings
Fuel and Ignition

Electrical Course

Consists of the following lessons:

Electrical Basics
Laws of Electricity
Circuits
Alternating Current and Direct Current
General Testing Guidelines
Switches and Relays
Lights and Fuses
Electrical Test – Basics
Charging System
Charging Voltage
Battery
Battery Preparation
Generator
Regulator/Rectifier
Electrical Test – Charging
Ignition System
Ignition Circuit
Spark Plug
Troubleshooting
Electrical Test – Ignition
Electric Start System
Starting Circuit
Starter Relay
Starter Motor
Starter Clutch
Electrical Test – Starting

Fuel and Emissions

Consists of the following lessons:

Fuel and Air Delivery
Fuel System
Fuel Tank and Filter
Fuel Valve
Fuel Delivery
Inspection
Air Delivery
Carburetor
Carburetor Theory
Float Bowl
Jets
Mixture Screw
Throttle
Mechanical Slide
CV Carburetor
Accelerator Pump and ACV
Choke and Enrichener
Throttle Position Sensor
Carburetor Cleaning
Emissions Systems
Emissions Systems
Crankcase Emissions
PAIR
EVAP

In addition to the online Motorcycle Technician Training Program, The Vancouver Motorcycle Collective offers monthly workshops focusing on everything from the very basic inspections to motor rebuilds. We have the privilege of working with some of the best technicians and teachers in the industry. We are always open to education and workshop ideas – Our members are encouraged to suggest educational workshop ideas and general topics of interest.

See our calendar for upcoming workshops. Pricing ranges from $25-$250 per class.

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