Motorcycle Maintenance Workshops

Basic Motorcycle Maintenance Class

We are delighted to offer basic motorcycle maintenance workshop evenings where we will cover the basics that are essential to you and your motorcycle with the guidance of our Manufacturer/Factory trained technician Tommy.

Basic motorcycle maintenance is essential to keep your machine in top condition, keeping you safe and reducing running costs.  It pays to have a good understanding of general maintenance and what’s required for your machine so getting to know your way around your motorcycle on a daily/weekly basis is going to benefit you, and this will be demonstrated when you attend our maintenance classes.

The evening will consist of a brief intro into what we will be covering along with the pros of regular maintenance, followed by a 30 minute, one to one with each customer with their own motorcycle however if you do not have your own motorcycle we can provide one for the evening at no additional cost.  The evening will be finished off by a question and answer session.  Due to the intimate nature of this workshop we have kept numbers limited to 4 per session, simply to ensure that everyone attending gets the most attention possible.

Please present your motorcycle to the class in as fresh condition as possible – working on a clean machine will make learning easier and more fun.  There is are cleaning facilities at the Shell garage at the end of our street should you feel it necessary.

What’s covered in our Basic Maintenance workshop:

Terms and Conditions:

As spaces for each course are limited to 4 people, maintenance class payments are non-refundable.

It may be possible to change the date of your workshop, or for someone else to take your place given at least 7 days notice before the date of the class.

In the event that you cannot bring your own motorcycle, we will substitute it for one of our motorcycles. However please give us as much notice as possible.

Please arrive with your motorcycle at 5.30pm to get checked in.  If you don’t have a motorcycle and still want to attend, we can provide a motorcycle for you to work on for the course.

The course will start from 6pm, finishing at 8.30pm (based on a full workshop of 4 people). If you arrive late you may be refused entry due to disruption to the other attendees.

Bring your glasses or lenses if you need them for close up work.

Please advise us of any medical conditions which we should be aware of in a workshop environment; and bring any medication you may need (eg inhaler).

If your motorcycle is from a manufacturer that we don't service in our workshop, we will provide a replacement Yamaha or Suzuki 125cc machine for the duration of the workshop.


Mark F - January 2018

I can't recommend the "Basic Motorcycle Maintenance Course" that Saltire run, highly enough. This was an excellent class, with a very knowledgeable and approachable Instructor in Tommy. With only 4 people per class, using your own bike to work on. This was perfect for someone who loves riding bikes, but is a bit negligent or in my case not sure about proper maintenance. Indeed even for someone who "thinks" they know how to maintain their bike.... I can assure you, you will learn a few excellent tips, some surprising and benefit from all the expert advice. Hopefully saving you money in the long run and letting you understand your bike a bit better.

Craig H - January 2018

For anyone who's new to biking, or just downright lazy/scared to do any home mtce checks. Can highly recommend this class, even if you think you know most things. The Mechanic (Tommy Bell in my case) will impart something & make you realise you don't know it all! EXCELLENT well worth the money.

James H - January 2018

I am just going to put what he taught me into practice and maintain my chain regularly. He did a great job teaching us all that stuff.  Tommy is a great guy and I'll take him up on that extra ten minutes when I pick up my bike in April.


Angus A – April 2018

Just back from a very useful (everyone should do it) and also enjoyable bike maintenance class with Tommy. Would recommend to anyone - not just for safety reasons though that’s probably most important; but also for good maintenance and looking after your bike which is only going to save money or prevent problems in the long run. Thanks Saltire.

Mark B - July 2018

Just to let you know the course was would excellent and I’ve gained knowledge and practice that, as an utter novice, is invaluable. 

Tommy structured and delivered the course wonderfully. It was both interesting and practical, and he delivered the content with clarity and enthusiasm. 

I thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from the instruction and in terms of cost, money well spent when you consider the cost of not maintaining your investment in your Indian. 

I would now like to do another more advanced course perhaps more focused on practical problems you might get on a tour. Changing tyres, fixing punctures, other things that might occur. 

Again, thank Tommy for his excellent course.

Mark A - October 2018

Really useful class.  Thank you 

Andrew - October 2018 What a well priced Maintenance course to help you keep your bike happy (2.5 hrs long but doesn't feel like it!).