Motorcycle and Power Sports Technology Student Equipment List

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 toolbox are required and the cost varies vastly depending on brand and place of purchase. In addition, textbooks are required. 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 brake fluid, oils, etc. should not be purchased prior to arrival on campus. Students will receive information about the purchase/attainment of these items from individual course instructors. Approximate cost for each 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 student should be prepared to replace needed parts and components on the machine.

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 tool items are to be furnished by each freshman. Please bring them with you when you begin classes in August. Tools are not available at the Campus Store. All tools must meet OSHA standards where applicable. We urge purchase of good quality tools for durability and better quality work

1/4” Square Drive Sockets

  • 3/16 - 9/16” shallow sockets
  • 6 - 14mm shallow and deep well socket set
  • 3” extension
  • 6” extension
  • Reversible ratchet
  • 1/4" drive torque wrench (in/lb)

3/8” Square Drive Sockets

  • 3/8 - 3/4” shallow sockets
  • 8 - 19mm shallow and deep well socket set
  • 3” extension
  • 6” extension
  • Reversible ratchet
  • Universal joint
  • torx socket set T15 - T60
  • 13/16" and 5/8" spark plug sockets
  • 3/8" drive torque wrench (ft/lb)

1/2” Square Drive Socket Set

  • 21 - 32mm deep sockets
  • 3” extension
  • 6” extension
  • 10” extension
  • Reversible ratchet
  • Universal joint
  • 24" flex handle (breaker bar)

Tire tools

  • Tire gauge
  • Tire valve core remover
  • Tire tread depth gauge (1/32")

Files and Punches

  • File set (1 round and 3 square)
  • Punch and chisel set
  • 6" brass or aluminum punch

Electrical Tools

  • 12-18" jumper wire with alligator clips
  • Roll of black electrical tape*
  • 12v test light (Power Probe III preferred)
  • DVOM capable of measuring amperage
  • Combination stripper/crimper pliers
  • Drill motor (3/8”)

Wrench sets

  • Standard SAE Allen wrench set
  • Metric Allen wrench set
  • Combination wrenches (3/8 - 1")
  • 8 - 27mm combination wrench set


  • Flat blade screwdriver set
  • Phillips screwdriver set #1 regular,  #2 stubby, #2 regular, #3 regular
  • Impact driver
  • 3-piece pry bar set (max 36")
  • Pick set


  • 1 1/2lb. or heavier ball peen hammer
  • Deadblow Hammer

Air Tools

  • Blow gun with rubber tip
  • Tire chuck with male coupler (NAPA 90-618 or equivalent)


  • 10" vise grips
  • Slip lock-type pliers (5-6 positions)
  • Slip Joint Pliers
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Diagonal pliers (side cutters)

Measuring tools

  • 12'/3.5 meter measuring tape
  • Feeler gauges (.001 - .030")
  • 0-25mm micrometer
  • Vernier/Digital caliper capable of reading metric and English measurements
  • Rotor Runout/Ball Joint Gauge Set Flex with vicegrip

Miscellaneous Tools

  • Set of drill bits by 1/64 Increments to 1/2"
  • Telescoping inspection mirror
  • Fuel tank cover
  • Roll of shop towels
  • Magnet with extendable rod
  • Nitrile disposable gloves
  • Gasket scraper
  • Hacksaw
  • Small powersports oil filter wrench
  • Large powersports oil filter wrench

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Safety shoes (steel toe)
  • Safety glasses with Z87 approved side shields
  • Flame resistant welding jacket
  • Welding goggles (shade 5)
  • Welding helmet (shade 10 auto darken preferred)
  • DOT full face helmet
  • Hearing protection (ear plugs or ear muffs)

Toolbox: A lockable toolbox is required. Roller cabinets must not exceed 41 inches long by 25 inches wide.

Shop Uniforms:

  • Pants – Dickie-style pants in black or dark blue are required.  Jeans or pants of any other color are not allowed. (Note that jeans may be required in Welding class by the instructor).
  • Shirts – Dark blue uniform shirts are required.  Shirts may be button-down long or short sleeve, or polo-style with collar.  Uniform shirts may 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.  A student currently employed by a power sports business may wear the uniform shirt from that business.  T-shirts are not allowed.
  • Sweatshirts -- Dark blue or black sweatshirts with an Alfred State logo or lettering may be worn in colder weather.  Sweatshirts of any other color are not allowed.  Hooded sweatshirts are not allowed.

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