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Test advice

Post by Myxomatosis » Wed May 22, 2013 4:25 pm

Hi all,

I'm looking for some advice on doing my full bike test and the best way to go about it.

Basically I did my CBT last year, commuting every day since so I have quite a lot of on road experience for a learner I guess. Got my theory test next month which should be fine I've got a full car license so surely it will be a cake walk... :cool

Now I am looking to get my practical tests booked

What is the best way to go about this? Book them all separately and do training on a bigger bike in between? or do it all on a 3 1/2 day course? is that enough to do when I have never rode anything bigger than a 125?

Any recommendations for any schools? I did my CBT with Biketec which i was happy with

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Re: Test advice

Post by Yarek » Wed May 22, 2013 4:54 pm

I did mine pretty much the same as you with the 125, then booking a DAS with Biketec in February last year. Can't recommend them enough - both the instructor and Eric (the owner), were really helpful.

I hadn't been on anything bigger than a 125 either - and I don't think you're allowed to unless you're under instruction. I do think having had a car license for years and understanding what traffic is likely to do helps a lot.

Also note that the bike instructor firms block book up slots with the test centres, so generally you're likely to get a booking pretty much when you want it.

Let me know if you've any more questions.

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Re: Test advice

Post by Hagar » Wed May 22, 2013 5:13 pm

if it were me I would do the DAS with Biketec, you know them and they will probably remember you also you get on a full licence quicker :2up

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Re: Test advice

Post by Tonster » Wed May 22, 2013 7:25 pm

At this time of year I would say DAS as presuming you intend to buy a bigger bike straight after your test you'll have more biking time before winter. :cool

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Re: Test advice

Post by aisgsimon » Thu May 23, 2013 11:15 am

Just do the DAS. I did mine last year ish with Simon and he was great. Never been on anything bigger than a 125 and its just about getting used to the bike that you will be using as the weight difference is startling at first. You obvisouly have the road sense and your instructor should make sure you have it all down for the test.

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Re: Test advice

Post by Myxomatosis » Thu May 23, 2013 1:32 pm

Cool I will give them a ring and see if I can get it booked : )

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