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Bike License

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by russell664, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. russell664

    Mobster

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    I'm the same, I struggle to find things which fit me well.

    I have some boots, and just got a Furgon Jacket, which fits me much better than the restof the gear. I'm going to pop by CMC this weekend and get some trousers and gloves most likely.

    My lid should be here soon too. Settled on a Shark s700s. :)

    Is there any particular gloves you would recommend?
     
  2. Captain

    Capodecina

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    All personal preference, I prefer using thin gloves as you can feel the handle bars better, go and try some on :) depends how much you want to spend, they range from £20 - £500. :)
     
  3. Scooby_WR1

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    I own RST Track tech Evo gloves which I use when it's warm and dry and have Richa Cold Protect Gore-Tex for this weather.

    The RST's are thin and allow you feel the controls properly but you would end up with numb fingers in this weather.

    The Richa's are thick and very bulky which took me some time to get used to as I can't feel the controls properly, but they will keep your hands warm and dry. It's also very difficult to lift the visor with them on too.

    So you have to choose between having your fingers freezing off or being warm but not being able to feel the controls properly.
     
  4. tom_e

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    There are gloves in between :p

    I hate the Michelin man type ones you've described because as you say they kill most of your feel for the controls, I picked up some Furygan Volta gloves a couple of weeks ago and they're the perfect mix waterproof, warm but not massively bulky.
     
  5. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

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    Location: Kent

    Or you can go for handlebar muffs + heated grips which allows you to wear thin summer gloves and still have toasty warm hands :D
     
  6. russell664

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    Just got the last of my bike stuff, so am ready to start some training.

    Snagged a Shark s700s helmet too! :D
     
  7. russell664

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    Just booked my DAS tests :D

    MOD 1 is on the 28th of January, and MOD 2 is on the 10th of February, providing I pass MOD 1. :D
     
  8. Captain

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    Nice. :) Did you ask what bike you'll be learning on?
     
  9. russell664

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    I will be doing the CBT on a 125cc Yamaha I believe.

    However, I will be doing my MOD 1 and MOD 2 on a 600cc restricted bike. However, I'm unsure exactly what bike it is, as it was out and about when we where discussing dates to train. :(

    Stoked that it will be moving so fast, should I pass (Touch wood!) I will have a full license on the 10th of February. :)
     
  10. Captain

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    Are you over 24? If you are you'll be on a 650cc not a 600. :)
     
  11. russell664

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    No only 20 Clov!s. :(

    These are the guys: http://ukmotorcycletraining.com/ next door to CMC haha. :p

    The instructor is really good, and will be pleasant to deal with. I have asked if it was possible for me to film the learning experience on my Go Pro, the answer was yes. So if any of you guys would like to see it let me know.

    On their webpage they have the Black Yamaha which is 125cc, thatis used for CBT, the 600cc i'm not sure about though.
     
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  12. Captain

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    I'm not Wazza :p Not that old yet.. ;)
     
  13. russell664

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    Changed. :p

    I swear it said Wazza.

    So yeah, really stoked, and can't wait!! :D

    Any tips pointers for preparation of the test? I have a highway code book, which I will soak in the important parts.
     
  14. Captain

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    Just get on and do it, i never once read the highway code, not even when i learnt to drive, just don't look down and always look to where you want the bike to go, don't forget, every time you move off, do a life saver over each shoulder and i mean every time. :)
     
  15. wazza300

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    just goodluck and listen to what the instructors tell you,remember your riding system ect

    on your test the instructor might throw you a wobbly and tell you to turn right into the next street ect when its clearly a one way street,so look out for things like that

    I had that happen on my test

    @clovis im not too old:eek::( and anyway I gets the cheap insurance haha:p
     
  16. MowyTone

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    Surprised that they make you do the CBT on a 125. I did my CBT on an ER6 as part of DAS
     
  17. Captain

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    It's a legal requirement, you have to do a CBT on a 125 before your DAS course.
     
  18. russell664

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    Thanks lads, just need to order the Go Pro helmet mount.

    Going to do the tests in Nottingham I think, excited for it!! :D
    Got all of my gear now, including gloves, so at least it will be my own sweat haha.

    @Wazza; I was speaking to my old manager, and he had the same happen to him in Leeds :eek:
     
  19. Junglist

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    Good luck on your tests! My Mod 2 is on the 9th of February so hopefully we'll both be posting pictures of our pass certificates :)
     
  20. russell664

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    Thank you very much JunglistE :) The same goes to you too! :)