The key to successful motorcycle mechanics is being a team player.
They’re the guys who have to be the first one to fix a problem, the first to take care of a rider’s medical needs and then the last to get back on the road.
“You need to be able to say ‘no, this is what I’m going to do,'” Mr Pemberton says.
The first task is to decide what the mechanics should be doing and what they should not be doing.
This is the hardest decision to make.
If the mechanic can’t decide on a clear set of objectives, it can’t work.
“It can get very, very difficult and very frustrating,” Mr Pamberton says of this dilemma.
So what’s the answer?
“You have to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve,” Mr Nissen says.
For Mr Niskanen, this means a clear plan of action.
This usually starts with asking the mechanics what they need to know to do their jobs properly and what equipment they need.
“The first thing you have to do is ask the right questions, and the second is to ask them what they can do for the team,” he says.
“If you have a big plan, then you can ask the team to come in and help you with that plan.”
That is the crucial step, Mr Nussen says, when the team needs to discuss, collaborate and agree on an action plan.
Mr Nisen also asks the mechanics to share their experience.
“As soon as you’re talking to them, you should know they can be an asset to your team,” Mr O’Sullivan says.
A team of mechanics and a mechanic in action The next step is to get the mechanics involved in their team’s plan.
“When I talk to a mechanic, I’m thinking ‘I’m going down the road to get this job, and I’m not sure if I’m gonna get it’,” Mr O ‘Sullivan says, referring to the motorcyclist’s job description.
“I don’t want to make the mechanic feel like they’re just doing the job, I want them to feel they’re doing something worthwhile.” “
Once the mechanics have got their ideas on what they want to do, Mr O Niskin says, they start discussing it with the other team members. “
I don’t want to make the mechanic feel like they’re just doing the job, I want them to feel they’re doing something worthwhile.”
Once the mechanics have got their ideas on what they want to do, Mr O Niskin says, they start discussing it with the other team members.
“Then the mechanic gets on board and he or she’s going to be doing the same thing that they are doing,” Mr Y Niskun says.
To get the most out of this type of discussion, he says, it’s essential that the mechanics are also aware of what it means to be a team member.
“A team needs two people who are working together to make decisions and to be successful,” Mr B Nisken says with a chuckle.
“One person is the mechanic and the other is the rider.
If we don’t have a mechanic on the team, then we have a team of idiots.”
If the mechanics agree that the team is good at what they do, then they can start sharing ideas.
“Sometimes it’s easier to have an idea than to have someone to share it with,” Mr T Niskon says.
It’s this shared interest that helps the team make the right decisions.
“Everyone is involved in the decision making process,” Mr H Niskant says.
When you have two or more mechanics on the same team, it takes a lot of teamwork to make sure everyone has a say in the process.
If you’ve got a mechanic who’s passionate about motorcycles, he or her will be a great asset to the team.
“They’re a great team player,” Mr S Nisking says.