Classes

Schedule:

Date/Time Title Cost
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Payment/Registration: sign up for our classes on P&C’s Eventbrite page.

Please note that you must have a Piston & Chain membership to participate in our classes.

Course descriptions:

  • General Tune-up Class: Learn how to perform a safety check and assess/service the consumables on your bike such as spark plugs, air filter, fluids, brakes, etc. Bring your bike to look over to make sure you’re ready for the season. If you want your bike to be considered as the demo bike for this class, please email Jennifer!
  • Electric Basics Demo Class: This course concentrates on how charging systems work. If your bike won’t hold a charge, this is the class to take to find out why and how to fix it. Other electrical issues covered depending on time. Email Jennifer beforehand if you have a specific issue and we will address it in class.
  • Brakes Demo Class: In this class you will learn how to change brake pads, brake shoes and brake fluid on a demonstration motorcycle. All participants will also learn how to identify when a brake service is necessary on their own bikes. If you want your bike to be considered as the demo bike for this class, please email Jennifer!
  • DYI Hands-on Tune-up Class: Bring your own bike and perform a general tune-up on it under Jennifer’s guidance (4 students maximum). Great class to learn how your bike ticks and how to maintain it!

About the instructor:

Jennifer Bromme has been wrenching on motorcycles since 1988, when her beloved Yamaha XT500 that she took all over Europe kept braking down. After two years of trial and error she decided to do a proper apprenticeship at a large Honda/Yamaha dealership in Munich. After working for both a Yamaha dealership and a vintage restoration shop, she came to San Francisco, and after an 8 month stint at Scuderia West decided to open Werkstatt Motorcycles in 1994. She raced both three-wheelers and two wheeled motorcycles (modern and vintage) for over 10 years. From 1994 to 2015, Werkstatt Motorcycles was a beloved staple in the motorcycle community and a go-to place for advice, solid repairs and everything motorcycle-related. In 2015, Jennifer decided to close Werkstatt to have more time for her kids and to start teaching motorcyclists how to diagnose and repair their own bikes, in 1-on-1 and group classes at Piston & Chain and other venues.