ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN) Tuesday April 17 2012 12:01 PM MT—Fox is serious about tempting suspension mechanics to take its new Fox/UBI Master Tech Class. The class's $600 cost includes one of Fox’s high-end 2012 forks that students tear down and rebuild during class, and then take home with them.
“This is a serious course. Shop mechanics will get hands-on experience disassembling our forks, trouble shooting and training to fully service the forks like we do at the factory,” said Nick Delauder, Fox’s outside tech services supervisor.
The courses are only open to shop mechanics. Fox will pre-qualify students by talking to shops where they are employed. Fox classes scheduled for UBI’s Portland campus this year are being held on May 19, and June 23, and at the Ashland UBI campus, September 8 and November 10.
“Our Sprinter van outside tech program visiting dealers is not impacted by this program; we will keep on visiting about 200 dealers a year. But those programs are mostly about tuning and set-up, stuff dealers can quickly do in the shop,” Delauder added.
“The master tech classes qualify mechanics to do factory authorized service in-shop. With a certified Fox mechanic in your service area, other than warrantee issues, you will not need to send anything in to Fox for service,” he said.