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Has anybody had any formal training that's a DIY'er? I don't ever intend to be employed as a motorcycle mechanic, but I've considered many times looking at courses that are intended for hobbyists. Things like electrical systems and some of the stuff you wouldn't necessarily learn on your own - or at least things i'm afraid to dig into myself. Anybody done any courses either online or in person?
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i worked for a major oil company and they paid 90% of the cost so i took advantage of it from paralegal to electronics. since i mostly worked 7/7, had plenty of time to study as i did not watch tv offshore, would rather study what was going on inside.
in the beginnings, my father was a machinist in the navy so i learn a lot from him. i started off hopping up lawn mower engines then got into mc's, did fool around with cars and such but not a passion for me.
there are plenty of schooling out there, just have to go for it.
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After I retired, I took a certified motorcycle course at my local community college. It was a year long program that was four nights a week from 6 until 10pm or three days a week from 9 to 3pm. I had no intention to use it as a career. I just wanted to be a little more informed and better trained.

https://www.cccc.edu/curriculum/majors/motorcycle/

It was fun and I got to tear down and put back together five different engines. I found that I'm not a very good mechanic. I was able to complete the course and get good grades, but I lack the speed and intuitiveness required. I'd do it again, though.

I highly recommend it. I don't remember how much it costs but I think $850 a semester sounds close. You may qualify for veteran's benefits, financial aide, and other programs.

PS: I also had work related training that went on my entire career that spanned training on everything from systems engineering to survival training (worked in Alaska for a while).
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