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Is the only training accepted by Harley-Davidson for their mechanics at MMI?

My son has decided that he would like to be a motorcylce mechanic, even though he has never shown any interest before in mechanics. First are there tests that can help him determine if he has a mechanical aptitude? Secondly, we were advised that Manufacturers like Harley-Davidson will not hire from other tech schools-only MMI. Is that correct? Will a local school be worthless? How much can he expect to make in this type of job?

Asked By: dsjnix - 6/25/2008
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I'm a graduate of MMI, and I'd like to say that they are the only ones, but they're not. There is also Wyotech, which used to be called AMI. They have a facility in Daytona Beach which replaces the old motel they used to have classes in. The old motel had a swimming pool, although AMI didn't maintain it or keep it... More
Answered By: cycleshopwest - 6/25/2008
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I think there are to schools, one in Florida and one in Arizona. I beleive these are the only schools approved by HD. A dealer will hire from these schools first, if they need more they will recognize other schools. I would say a top paid mechanic is maybe making $12 an hour. What they start out at , I don't know.
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Answered By: reddishpa - 6/25/2008
 
No they will hire from other schools But they prefer MMI. I have a few buddies who have gotten out of the army and have got hired on by HD. and they paid for the training... More
Answered By: BONEZ - 6/25/2008
 
I am not sure about the pay of a motorcycle mechanistic. 9 years ago I was a Cornwell Tool Distributor. I knew Auto Mechanics who made in the $100,000 range. Granted they were very good and kept up with the changing times and tools. Out of 250 customers about 25 were in that range. The “Parts Changers” made about... More
Answered By: M.C. M - 6/25/2008
 
Curious, is there a high demand for Harley Mech?
Answered By: David - 10/14/2013
 
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