Learn basic motorcycle maintenance and a variety of inspection skills.

Maintaining your Motorcycle – In Action

This motorcycle maintenance course is designed to give motorcyclists the simple skills required to keep their motorcycle in a safe operating condition, perform simple preventative maintenance and determine when a professional’s touch is required. Students will gain hands-on experience by performing basic maintenance procedures on an RTI motorcycle and using their own motorcycle for reference and comparison throughout the course.

The course is eight hours in length covering basic motorcycle engine, clutch and transmission theory, proper tools for your toolbox and what to carry with you when riding, multi-point technical inspections on final drives, forks and tires, basic maintenance procedures such as oil changes, brake pad replacements and chain adjustments, what to look for when buying a used motorcycle, winter storage and general troubleshooting.

This course is held at our Scarborough and Guelph locations from 8:30am – 4:30pm on Saturdays, with Sunday being the rain date.

What will I be Doing?

  • Gaining hands on experience using RTI motorcycles
  • Observing how to perform similar operations on your own motorcycle
  • Performing basic maintenance such as: changing levers, an oil and filter change, brake pad replacement, adjusting chain tension, etc.
  • Saving money on future maintenance costs

What will RTI Provide?

  • Instructor(s)
  • Basic hand tools
  • Tents for shelter from sun/rain
  • Student handouts
  • Miscellaneous shop supplies (shop rags, brake cleaner etc.)


This program is not intended to certify you, nor will it make you a motorcycle mechanic. After completion of this course, you will obtain a better understanding of motorcycles and the potential problems that may affect the operation of your motorcycle.