Bike course

Help Support Talk Electrician Forum:

Cirrus

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
1,115
Reaction score
0
Location
Gloucestershire / Cotswolds
Well, bought myself a 600cc bike a few months back and it's time to go legal so in the morning I blow the best part of a grand on a 4 day bike course culminating with my test on Thursday. Bloody brickin it I can tell ya!

 

andylherts

Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2008
Messages
71
Reaction score
0
The only thing you will think about once you've passed is why you didn't do it sooner.

 

Cirrus

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
1,115
Reaction score
0
Location
Gloucestershire / Cotswolds
Asking myself that already. Am 37 and been on about doing it for 10 years now but felt guilty while the kids were sooooo small.

 

spark-doctor

Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2008
Messages
68
Reaction score
0
The only thing i can tell you is stay calm and keep moving you head, no matter what do not stop moving your head.

On my 1st bike test the examiner said he only saw me look over my shoulder once and that was to look at a woman in a tight skirt, second time only 2 or time's and i am sure a woman was involved in at least one of them, 3rd time getting better but still not enough 4th time passed.

 

stringy

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Messages
148
Reaction score
0
best advice i can give you mate is like what spark doctor said keep moving your head!

the examiner likes to see your allways looking for hazzards whats ahead etc, keep calm and ride safe you will be good,

good uck

 

montybaber

Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
54
Reaction score
0
I did a 4 dayer too, best way IMO

Try to forget everything you have learnt on the road up to now...the trainer will not appreciate you 'gettin yer knee down' ;)

good luck though...mine was hell (im so pig-headed I hate being taught lol)

worth it though

 

Cirrus

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
1,115
Reaction score
0
Location
Gloucestershire / Cotswolds
Well, first day over and done with and CBT gained and 2 hrs on a poxy CG125 pootling around Glos. Got another day on it tomorrow to make sure I got the U-turn nailed and then it's onto the GS500. Great fun though. Just wanna get cracking on my own bike as had a Thundercat sat in the garage for last 3 months!!

 

montybaber

Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
54
Reaction score
0
didnt like being 'chased' by a copper lookalike on a white pan with a white flip up helmet and flouro gear on lol

 

jibspark

Electrician
Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Messages
425
Reaction score
0
Just make sure you send your pass cert off!!!

I did mine many years back and forgot to send my pass certificate off!!! it expired and now if i want to ride i have to do the whole thing again! idiot!!

 

Cirrus

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
1,115
Reaction score
0
Location
Gloucestershire / Cotswolds
Just make sure you send your pass cert off!!!I did mine many years back and forgot to send my pass certificate off!!! it expired and now if i want to ride i have to do the whole thing again! idiot!!
Seriously? Ouch!!

 

Deano

Member
Joined
Oct 20, 2008
Messages
43
Reaction score
0
Well, bought myself a 600cc bike a few months back and it's time to go legal so in the morning I blow the best part of a grand on a 4 day bike course culminating with my test on Thursday. Bloody brickin it I can tell ya!
Good luck Cirrus, thinking of doing mine soon but at a grand a go think i will have to sell my body first! - well part of it - anyone want a slightly damaged liver? Guiness Drink

 
Joined
Jun 21, 2008
Messages
17,033
Reaction score
21
Good luck Cirrus, thinking of doing mine soon but at a grand a go think i will have to sell my body first! - well part of it - anyone want a slightly damaged liver? Guiness Drink
They regularly give away the organs of bikers - you see them driving arround like idiots. They suddenly have no use for them :|

I know it's a small minority that give the majority a bad name, but how come I only meet the ones that overtake on blind bends etc.

 

patspark

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2008
Messages
243
Reaction score
0
Location
London
are you doing direct access (500cc) or restricted (125)

dont forget what they call the life saver look over your shoulder been riding sinse i was 15

took the direct access 2 day course when i was 45 could not believe how nervous i was

until the test started then before i new it i passed

good luck

just reread your post test on a 500cc

 

Cirrus

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
1,115
Reaction score
0
Location
Gloucestershire / Cotswolds
Yeah, have got the DAS test on Thurs lunch time. Today was ace. Instructor told me I was best student he has had for years and will be annoyed if I even pick up 1 minor! How's that for pressure.

 

ABC Technical

Well-known member
Joined
May 1, 2008
Messages
885
Reaction score
0
Can anyone tell me, what requirements do you need to ride one of them quad thingies?

 

steptoe

of course Im wrong, ask my wife™
Joined
Feb 13, 2008
Messages
24,342
Reaction score
118
Location
Gtr Manchester
Can anyone tell me, what requirements do you need to ride one of them quad thingies?
AFAIK a car licence OR a bike licence will suffice,

either or.

oh, and be totally F'in brain dead, cos most of the people I see on them are total D**Kheads.

my neighbour has one, he's a decent bloke until he gets on it then its like someone has removed his brain... ?:| ? :| ?:| just dont get it TBH.

 

Latest posts

Top