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Bike License

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

  1. Junglist

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

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    Location: Bristol

    Hopefully we'll both ace them! I'm a bit useless with usernames. Are you the member who just put down a deposit on a sweet looking SV650?
     
  2. NooBish AbbZ

    Mobster

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    Location: Fareham, Portsmouth

    FWIW, i'm a 'product' of the new restriction methods and licensing, and while I agree with it, i think A) it's ridiculous we don't have any kind of similar restrictions for cars, and B) i think it's ridiculous I have to do the same tests again, two years later on the same bike except it's unrestricted. The restriction will have no effect at the speeds you use on test.

    Anywho, I've not had a read through, but i'm sure CBT, Theory, Mod 1 and Mod 2 have been explained.

    I did mine in February 2014 and have been riding a restricted SV650S since then. I'm planning to do my Mod 1+ Mod 2 (again) on my bike in either February or April, and will then keep my SV for at least a few months and experience understricted-ness.

    Just thinking a restricted 650 may be better for you than a 250 if you'll be riding on a motorway on a regular basis.
     
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  3. Kreeeee

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    I think you should just have to do the Mod 1 again to show you can handle the new power, because as you said you've already proven your knowledge of the road etc.
     
  4. wazza300

    Caporegime

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    It's just a pain in the arse tbh,I don't know why they couldn't keep it so it auto changed to full entitlement after two years

    Just puts lots of people off
     
  5. russell664

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    Joined: Nov 19, 2011

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    Location: Worksop

    I am indeed, I keep leering at it. :o :D :cool:

    Do you have a bike in mind for your first?

    Which test centre are you tests at if you don't mind me asking? I'm up north in Nottingham. I had a choice of Mansfield or Nottingham, but Mansfield was all booked out!
     
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  6. Captain

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    You with Nottingham road craft?
     
  7. russell664

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    Is road craft a riding school?

    The company I'm learning with is compass training :)
     
  8. Captain

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  9. misterjingo

    Wise Guy

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    If you pass mod 1 on a 125, can you pass mod2 on a 600 etc or are you restricted to a 125 on mod 2 too?

    I'm asking because I was looking at test booking, and it seems you can book yourself in and attempt the test without an instructor?
     
  10. Craig321

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    Joined: May 2, 2004

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    For a full A licence you have to pass on a big bike which is over 40kw & 600cc (or around there, not sure on exact figures). If you pass/take the test on a 125 then you'll only get your A1 licence.

    You can book yourself and take it without an instructor if you want, but you need some way of getting the right sized bike to the test centre as you can't ride it on your own on L plates.
     
  11. misterjingo

    Wise Guy

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    Do you need to pass both mod 1 and mod 2 on a big bike? If I could do mod 1 on my 125, then use a big bike for mod 2 and be unrestricted, that'll be a fair bit of saving. I've been googling but can't find any info on this.
     
  12. misterjingo

    Wise Guy

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    Found the answer. You need to take both parts on a bigger bike :p
     
  13. russell664

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    Only just seen your post, but yeah that is correct.

    I'm taking my MOD 1 and MOD 2 on a 600cc bike.
     
  14. russell664

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    So mad, it is snowing. Been snowing for a few hours now, and my first day out on the bike is tomorrow. My gut is telling me that if it gets worse, then it will be cancelled. Typical :mad:. I guess i will find out when phoning the instructor tomorrow morning. :(
     
  15. Captain

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    Why's your first day tomorrow when your test isn't for 2 weeks?
     
  16. Junglist

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

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    Fingers crossed Mother Nature doesn't do one over you. I had a month between my first 2 mod1 training days and genuinely felt the second day wasn't needed
     
  17. russell664

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    It was my CBT day.

    My MOD 1 is in 9 days after today. :)
     
  18. TallPaul_S

    Soldato

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    So, how did it go? The CBT is like a gateway drug, gets you hooked before letting you onto the proper stuff :D
     
  19. MowyTone

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    lol great way to describe it :D
     
  20. russell664

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    I know what the MOD1 entails, but I still feel apprehensive about it all. I hope after a quick runs around what it is on the bike will make me happy.

    As my CBT was cancelled, I decided to take the trials bike out for a spin. Incredibly fun I must say. Really easy to control, and can do slow speed stuff with no issues, so that should transfer over to the road bike I guess.

    The trials bike is a Kawasaki KT-250, 1982 (I think? My dad got It new at the time!) :)
     
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