The course is not so much aimed at doing a full service it was more about ensuring that your bike would pass it’s MOT and what to look out for regularly. It didn’t cover changing spark plugs but everything else was covered including :
Inspecting suspension, forks and seals for any signs of fluid leakage, an example of what the fluid leakage looks like on a bike
Brakes, how they work, how to check the pads, the fluid etc, what worn pads look like, what anomalies in the pads could mean regarding the alignment of the brakes, the wheels etc.
How to inspect and clean the chain and how often, how to examine the sprockets for any damage etc.
Inspecting and checking cables for trailing, how to adjust etc
Electrics what to inspect and how to do it, what would cause an MOT fail etc
Checking the bearings, what damaged bearings look like.
The course is only 3 hours long so a lot of it was demo-ing things and talking through what you would do to fix the problems etc it is an overview course as opposed to a very detailed course.
The big benefit for me was seeing things, like what worn break pads looked like, what worn sprocket looks like, how the bearings worked, how to tighten the chain etc. For example before the course I knew I should check my chain regularly but after the course I knew exactly how to check it, I had seen broken links, fuzzed links, a warped chain etc (I also realised I had been oiling my chain incorrectly from day one). Matt also pointed out a few things to check that I wouldn’t even off thought off. All in all the course made me far more comfortable inspecting my own bike, doing some of the smaller things and watching out for those little things that could lead to an accident or spending a small fortune to repair later on. Hope that answers your questions gents. It would be great if Matt and OMC could build up a series of these courses that build on each other. I think Matt said he was hoping to do this in the new year.