My day at work usually starts about 8am. The showroom and service departments don’t open until 8.30am but we need to push all of the new and used bikes outside on display, turn on the compressor and computers, boil the kettle and have a look at the workshop diary for the day. Any parts and accessories that we need for the day are ordered in when the customer makes the booking so everything is ready for us when the first customer arrives at 8.30am. My first job today is an MOT on a Honda CBR600F. The customer uses his bike every day to commute to work so he’s bought it in first thing so he can wait while we do the MOT then ride to work. It takes about 45 minutes to complete an MOT. We have a special roller brake tester and a machine to check the headlight aim but most of the MOT is done by physically checking the bike myself. It takes two of us to do some aspects of the MOT so our apprentice lends a hand. It’s a good way for him to become familiar with all makes and models of bike.
|Honda Diagnostic Equipment.|
|Analysing data on the laptop.|
|A few final checks before the bike is ready to be collected.|