Motorcycle and Power Sports Technology Student Equipment List

Freshman Equipment/Tool List

In addition to the regular college expenses, students entering the motorcycle and power sports technology curriculum should be prepared for additional expenses required for classroom and lab exercises. Tools and a tool box are required and the cost varies vastly depending on brand and place of purchase, but the typical range is between $2,000 and $5,000. In addition, the total cost for textbooks, personal protective equipment such as safety shoes, safety glass, fire resistant jacket, uniforms, etc. is about $1,500 for the two-year period. All tools and equipment should be insured and are often covered by the parents' or student's homeowner's insurance. Please verify coverage with your insurer.

A laptop or tablet computer capable of wireless connection to the Internet is required. Shop online.

Some of the required supply items that students accepted into the motorcycle and power sports technology program need to furnish are not on the equipment/tool list. These items, such as welding rods, brake fluid, oils, etc. must be of a particular type and should not be purchased prior to arrival on campus. After arriving on campus, students will receive information about the identification and purchase/attainment of these items from individual course instructors. Approximate cost for the school year will be $150.

Students are required to provide a project vehicle (motorcycle or ATV with an electronic or paper version of the service manual) that can be used to perform lab practices on. Since the purpose of the vehicle is to provide as much real-life, hands-on experience as possible, the vehicle should be relatively common (e.g., Harley Davidson or Yamaha as opposed to Aprilia or Hodaka).

Some of the required lab projects will include electrical tasks so the vehicle needs to be equipped with a starter motor and a lighting system.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Automotive Trades Department at phone: 607-587-3117 or the Student Services Office at phone: 607-587-3111.

The following items are to be furnished by each freshman. Please bring them with you when you begin classes in August unless otherwise noted on the front. Tools are not available at the Campus Store, unless noted otherwise.

1/4” Square Drive Socket Set

  1. Six-point sockets (3/16 - 9/16”) deep and shallow
  2. 4 - 14mm shallow and deep well socket set
  3. 3” extension
  4. 6” extension
  5. Reversible ratchet

3/8” Square Drive Socket Set

  1. Sockets (3/8 - 3/4”)
  2. Six-point deep well sockets (3/8 - 3/4”)
  3. 3” extension
  4. 6” extension
  5. 8 - 19mm shallow and deep well socket set
  6. Reversible ratchet
  7. Universal joint

1/2” Square Drive Socket Set

  1. 10 - 32mm deep sockets
  2. 3” extension
  3. 6” extension
  4. 10” extension
  5. Reversible ratchet
  6. Universal joint
  7. 24" flex handle

Miscellaneous Tools

  1. Tire gauge
  2. Tire valve core remover
  3. 6" brass or aluminum punch
  4. 3/8" torx socket set T15 - T60
  5. 3/8" drive torque wrench (flex head, min. 5lb)
  6. 1/4" drive torque wrench (in/lb)
  7. Tip cleaner (torch)
  8. Spark lighter
  9. Tire tread depth gauge (1/32")
  10. Files: 1 round and 3 square files
  11. 13/16" and 5/8" spark plug sockets
  12. 12-18" jumper wire (16 gauge minimum)
  13. Roll of black electrical tape*
  14. Small tube resin solder*
  15. 12v test light (Power Probe III preferred)
  16. Spark plug gapper
  17. DVOM capable of measuring amperage
  18. Combination stripper/crimper pliers
  19. Ignition spark tester
  20. Sparkplug gapping tool
  21. Allen wrench sets (standard and metric)
  22. Combination wrenches (3/8 - 1")
  23. 5-piece punch and chisel set
  24. 8 - 27mm combination wrench set
  25. 3 flat screwdrivers - 4", 6", 8"
  26. 4 Phillips screwdrivers - #2 stubby, #2 regular, #1 regular, #3 regular
  27. 1 1/2lb. or heavier ball peen hammer
  28. Fluorescent drop light with 25' cord - 3 prong plug
  29. Blow gun with rubber tip and male coupler (NAPA 90-618 or equivalent)
  30. Tire chuck with male coupler (NAPA 90-618 or equivalent)
  31. 1 fender cover
  32. Slip lock-type pliers (5-6 positions)
  33. Needle nose pliers
  34. 12'/3.5 meter measuring tape
  35. Set of drill bits by 1/64 Increments to 1/2"
  36. Diagonal pliers (side cutters)
  37. Telescoping inspection mirror
  38. Dial indicator and holding fixture (flex arm preferred)
  39. 3-piece pry bar set (max 36")
  40. Roll of shop towels
  41. Magnet with extendable rod
  42. Soldering gun/soldering iron
  43. 1 box of Nitrile disposable gloves
  44. Gasket scraper
  45. Razor scraper
  46. Hacksaw and blades
  47. Small swivel oil filter wrench
  48. Large swivel oil filter wrench
  49. 10" vise grips
  50. 4.5" grinder and grinder wheels
  51. Pick set
  52. Compression test set
  53. Impact driver
  54. Shop light (LED-style recommended - Incandescent prohibited)
  55. Feeler gauges (.008 - .030")
  56. 0-25mm micrometer
  57. Vernier/Digital caliper capable of reading metric and English measurements

Tool Box: Bottom roll cab must have a lock. You may add a lockable top cabinet to the roll cab. Roller cabinet must not exceed 41 inches long by 25 inches wide.

Personal Protective Equipment and Shop Uniforms: Safety shoes (steel toes - no sneakers), safety glasses with Z87 approved side shields, flame resistant welding jacket, welding goggles (shade 5), high cuff welding gloves, welding helmet (shade 10), a DOT full-face helmet and hearing protection (ear plugs or ear muffs). Uniform shirts must be ordered from the Wellsville Campus Store. You may visit their website at for pricing and/or to place your order. You may also call 607-587-4020 to place your order. Uniform work pants are to be black in color (example - Dickie brand) and five (5) pair are recommended (minimum requirement of three pair). These are not available at the Campus Store but can be purchased at most retail stores (i.e., Wal-Mart, K-mart, Sears, JC Penney).

Books: Approximately $200 plus tax per semester - you may visit the Wellsville Campus Store’s website for prices and ISBN numbers.

All tools must meet OSHA standards where applicable. We urge purchase of good quality tools for durability and better quality work.

Prescription glasses are okay If confirmed by a statement from your optometrist and must have Z87 approved side shields.

**These items are available at the Campus Store.