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*** How to obtain a bike license ***

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Fireskull, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,098

    Location: Scotland

    Yeah, heated grips are getting fitted today and then i have next week off to get some riding in, can't wait.
     
  2. tyler_jrb

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    Joined: Aug 24, 2013

    Posts: 4,020

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Grats mate! I’ve put mine off for a while so time to book it in I think and give myself plenty of time to get it done this year. I would ideally like to have a new bike on the road come summer time.

    Put off doing my A2-A for long enough now, royal pain in the ass but it is what it is I guess. I just got unlucky.
     
  3. EVH

    Don

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 26,977

    Get the test done sooner, or you’ll get stuck in the queue of summer riders.

    That way the only hold up is your own, not a 2 month wait between mod 1 and 2 because Johnny Fairweather and his mates nab all the spaces.
     
  4. Karl

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 23, 2002

    Posts: 3,223

    Location: UK

    Oh my god, the queues.

    I had to wait six weeks between mod 1 and mod 2 because of exactly this.
     
  5. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 15,173

    Location: In a house

    If my driving license has "A" on the back, does that mean I can ride any bike? I am confused...

    Scratch that, it has 79(3) at the end, meaning only three wheelers!
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2019
  6. Captain

    Capodecina

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    It will have A on the back as a provisional and it should have the year in which you’ll have to give up riding next to it.

    How old are you?
     
  7. Marff

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2010

    Posts: 190

    Location: Maidstone

    I very rarely post but I just thought I’d say thanks for the advice at the beginning of this thread!!

    Passed my Mod2 today!
     
  8. khemist

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    Well done!, pity the weather is shocking at the minute, looks like tomorrow is going to be really bad here.
     
  9. Marff

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    Joined: Aug 5, 2010

    Posts: 190

    Location: Maidstone

    Thanks buddy!
    Yea weather isn’t too bad down here, just a bit windy.
     
  10. khemist

    Soldato

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    Location: Scotland

    Have you got a bike yet?.
     
  11. Marff

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    Location: Maidstone

    No, insurance is coming in very high at the moment due to havning claims on my car insurance.

    Will see how long I can hold out before I just give in and get one.
     
  12. Cobra-UK

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    Joined: Aug 30, 2006

    Posts: 3,084

    I'm 36 and been driving for 19 years.

    I've been thinking about ridiing a motorbike for a few years and im finally doing something about it.

    I've bought some gloves x2, helmet and boots and booked my theory which is on the 23rd April.

    Its got to the point where if i dont do it sooner then I may not do it at all.
     
  13. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

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    Location: West mids

    You'll wonder why you didn't do it 20 years ago!
     
  14. Cobra-UK

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 30, 2006

    Posts: 3,084

    Hehe. It's funny you mention that.

    I nearly did do it when i was younger and at college but i got a car instead. It's something I feel I need to do and want to do before I get to old.

    But Yeah, i should have done it years ago, in fact there is a fair bit I should have done And shouldn't have :D;)
     
  15. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    Location: In a house

    Got my Mod2 on Friday.
    Did my Mod1 last week, passed with 1 minor.
    Just hoping I can nail the Mod2 now. Would be great to ditch the L-plates!

    I am 36 also... 36 is the new mid-life crisis it seems :D
     
  16. khemist

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    Good luck and try to relax as much as possible (easy to say i know), i was lucky, or unlucky as i was really not well the days before my mod 2 and i had almost no sleep the night before so i was almost sure i would fail my second attempt so i went into it with no real expectation of passing and was really relaxed about it but it all worked out great and i was done before i knew it and pretty much knew i had passed without and major mistakes.

    I thought about a bike for years but then i would think with me not being a car driver and having no driving experience that it was probably a bit out of my reach, also i thought you had to jump through hoops in order to get your full license so that put me off as well and i would forget about it for another while.

    I think in the back of my mind with me turning 40 and having some spare time and money saved up i figured if i didn't do it now i probably never would, also giving up alcohol helped a lot as that just killed any desire to do anything and yes, i was cursing myself for not doing it in my 20's.

    Really looking forward to the warmer summer weather and getting plenty of miles under my belt although just the last short while with it being sunny and dry it's been great fun cruising around all over the place.

    Good luck to everyone, it's really not as hard as you may think.
     
  17. Cobra-UK

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    How did you get on fella ?



    Oh also, I see there was an app recommended in here for the Hazard Perception test ! I cant seem to find it in here, ive had a look in the play store and there are a lot to choose from.
     
  18. khemist

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    Location: Scotland

  19. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,472

    Location: Bristol

    I used their one that includes the Hazard Perception Test...
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.deepriverdev.motorcycle.hpt
    Apple - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/motorcycle-theory-test-hazard/id600089803?mt=8

    Strangely it has more videos for iPhone than Android...but anyway, I found it to be a very handy app.
     
  20. khemist

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    Location: Scotland

    Yeah i used that also.