General Class Description

1-day Motorcycle Maintenance Class

Face it, the mere fact that you own a motorcycle in New York City, and work on it indoors puts you in the category of ‘enthusiast’. One of the advantages of Ryders Alley is being able to work on your own bike. Assuming you have the time, the only problem is knowing where to start.

Odd as it may seem, very few folks were born knowing how to work on machines. That’s where this seminar comes in. The goal is to spend an evening going over the basics of what motorcycle maintenance is all about.

We’ll ask for a few volunteer bikes (hint-if you sign up early, we’ll probably use yours!).

With the bike on the lift, we’ll go over:

Chain and sprocket inspection, lube, and adjustment.

Oil and filter changes.

Brake/clutch fluid inspection and bleed.

Tire inspection, tire pressure.

Checking/torquing fasteners.

Air filter inspection and replacement.

With the bike on the ground:

Safety check of suspension.

How to pick up a bike without hurting yourself.


No tools or experience are required. All we ask is that if your bike is being used, you have a shop manual (paper or electronic) for us to check specs. If we are checking the charging system, the battery must be fully charged.

The seminar will run from 6:30-9:30 PM

at 444 w 55th St Ryders Alley.

Class size is limited. Cost is $175 per person. Coffee and donuts will be provided during the class, and we will take a 10 minute break at the midpoint of the class.

Instructor is  Armen Amirian, who has been teaching Motorcycle Maintenance in NYC for 37 years.

Coffee and donuts provided.

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