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Motorcycles riding test

Postby hotshot rasher » Sat May 01, 2010 12:22 pm



I have a Honda Goldwing 1800 Cobra Trike which I have had for a year. Now I am trying to pass my motorcycles test I am on Mode 2 and I take another test on Friday 7th May, this will be my 6th time. I want to be able to ride solo, it is not as eazy as people mite tell you it is.Being 69 years old what the hell I am going to pass this, if it is the last thing I do.Regards Hotshot Rasher



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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby thrasherg » Sat May 01, 2010 8:22 pm

Well fingers crossed for you, and I hope it all goes well, just don't give up..

All the best.

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby hotshot rasher » Sun May 02, 2010 3:50 am

Hi Gary, I have been to Auston very nice place, yes I need to pass this one.Regards Mike

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun May 02, 2010 6:08 am

This is a very good example of a government being inept again! I assume you are being forced to do this on a 2 wheeler and not your trike. Is that correct?
If so, I also assume you will never be the operater of a 2 wheeler as you have a trike.
Yes, it is a motorcycle, but should you have to pass a skills test on a 2 wheeled vehicle in order to be able to operate the 3-wheeler?
Discuss this with the manager of your license branch and whomever in your government that has authority over licensing. Possibly a restriction could be added to your license that restricts your Motorcycle liscense to a 3-wheeled motorcycle only!
Of course all of this is mute, if you are using your trike to take the skills test.
Good luck
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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby maestro319 » Mon May 03, 2010 6:35 pm

I will soon be taking my test here in Illinois, AND I just turned 65, AND I, too, have a trike. I sure hope I will be allowed to take it on my trike, which I am JUST getting used to shifting. You are absolutely correct....it is NOT as easy as it looks. Good luck!!

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby guitarlos » Fri May 07, 2010 6:09 am

Hotshot, do you have any classes across the pond that you could take to make things go better for you?

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby Bob W » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:32 am

Illinois began offering a trike test just this year.

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby maestro319 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:44 pm

is the IL written test the same for bikes and trikes?? And,...do ALL IL testing centers test trikes? Wouldn't they need/use a different course set-up?

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby hotshot rasher » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:37 am

guitarlos wrote:Hotshot, do you have any classes across the pond that you could take to make things go better for you?

Hi Mate, yes I did take lessons and I finely pass my motorcycle test 20 months ago. It is no easy over here in the United Kingdom, you have 4 Items, the one on the computer, then the other what is known as CBT, corporate basic training 4 hour on a area with no other vehicles just cones, then 4 hours road work, if you have done everything correctly then you have passed the CBT this is done on a 125cc bike. Then you move up to a 500cc bike to take a Mod 1 test, this is runned by the DVLA government, this takes about half an hour riding through all the hazards in and out of cones U turns, Speed trap above 30mph with as hazard at the end of it, the mod 2 is the road test for 3/4 hour, with city ridding motor ways round about what you call donuts,u turns you are aloud 3 miner mistakes a bove 3 you have failed. At 69 years old and never rode a solo bike in my live I found it very hard, but I would never give up till I had pass it. Regards Hotshot Rasher

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby dingdong » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:56 am

Good luck with your test. Sure different there than here in Oklahoma. I had to take a written test then they put a speaker on my lapel and followed behind me through the public streets in a car giving directions. The riding "street course" was about a mile in total.
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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:20 pm

Here in Ohio, there is a cursory written test that any chimpanzee could pass, then 5 minutes in a parking lot doing turns, accelerating and stops. A very simple test that anyone would have to try really hard to fail. Once you pass that, you're fully licensed and can go out and ride a 1000cc superbike on the streets if you like.

Ohio has a LOT of motorcycle fatalities, among new riders especially. Oh, we also have no helmet laws. Go figure.

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby hotshot rasher » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:22 pm

tfdeputydawg wrote:This is a very good example of a government being inept again! I assume you are being forced to do this on a 2 wheeler and not your trike. Is that correct?
If so, I also assume you will never be the operater of a 2 wheeler as you have a trike.
Yes, it is a motorcycle, but should you have to pass a skills test on a 2 wheeled vehicle in order to be able to operate the 3-wheeler?
Discuss this with the manager of your license branch and whomever in your government that has authority over licensing. Possibly a restriction could be added to your license that restricts your Motorcycle liscense to a 3-wheeled motorcycle only!
Of course all of this is mute, if you are using your trike to take the skills test.
Good luck
Dawg

Hi, over hear in the United kingdom you can ride a trike on a car liecense,you cannot take a test on a trike, so to ride a two wheel motorcycle you have to take a test. Regards Hotshot rasher

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby Bogator » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:31 am

DID any of you notice-----this post was started on May 1 2010----if he has not passed the test by now----he never will-----wow---
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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby skier » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:42 am

He passed about 20 months ago, according to his 3/3/2012 post.

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby dingdong » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:47 am

Oops! That's what speed reading will do for you.
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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:00 pm

Here in Fl. you have to take a written test and then a riding test on a closed course. Or, you can do as I did and that's to take the course offered by MSF (Motorcycle Saftey foundation). It's two days of instruction both classroom and riding. If you pass their test all you have to do is present the certification at the drivers liscense office and get the endorsement. By the way, down here if you are over 21 and have at least $10,000.00 in personal liability insurance you can ride without a helmet

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby BigSwede » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:24 am

Here in California there's a written test, then you basically have to ride from one end of a parking lot to the other, do a u turn and return staying within the lines & shift through the gears as you go. I took my test on a Honda Elite 250 scooter so didn't have to do the gear changing, & the thing was so nimble it was no problem staying in the lines. Of course this was after riding for 10 years without a license, even got pulled over twice for speeding (1 ticket, 1 warning) & they never even mentioned that I didn't have a MC license! That was around 1990, have never had to take the test again to renew. Might be different now...

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby hotshot rasher » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:18 am

skier wrote:He passed about 20 months ago, according to his 3/3/2012 post.

Hi to you all,Yes i did pass my motorcycle test on the 2ND of July 2010. After that I passed my I.A.M test INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED MOTORCYLIST. This test is taken with a bike Cop (Police Man) who rides behind you showing you where he wants you to go without any voice communication though the helmet. It is all done with using your mirrors and a lot of observation, this test took one hour. You cannot brake the law at all, like going over the speed limit, you must put in a lot of life savers. When he is riding behind you he is all over the back you, you look in the mirror and he is not there, you then look into the other mirror and he is there and could be indicating for you to turn. How about that at 72 years old, there is still life in the old dog.

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby Ghostman » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:15 am

Congratulations on passing your test,I hope you have many miles of smiles while riding out there. My son lived in Newmarket awhile back for a few years and the town and people were just great. You also have some beautiful roads to ride out there. Put a couple of miles on for me.

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby hotshot rasher » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:49 am

Ghostman wrote:Congratulations on passing your test,I hope you have many miles of smiles while riding out there. My son lived in Newmarket awhile back for a few years and the town and people were just great. You also have some beautiful roads to ride out there. Put a couple of miles on for me.

Hi Ghostman, thanks for your reply, yes the roads are nice and twister. Not doing much riding at this moment in time, having a lot of rain.

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby Ghostman » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:11 am

I do have a question for you about your trike. How does the MOT handle it in the way of vehicle inspections? I know my son and his car get the inspections and the recommendations of what needs to be fixed if anything from the annual. But do they handle your trike in the same way?

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby hotshot rasher » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:12 pm

Ghostman wrote:I do have a question for you about your trike. How does the MOT handle it in the way of vehicle inspections? I know my son and his car get the inspections and the recommendations of what needs to be fixed if anything from the annual. But do they handle your trike in the same way?

Hi, yes it is treated the same as a car, but to put it onto a ramp to jack it up, they have to place a metal frame from one side to the other to carry the front wheel, this is known as the rolling wheel.Regards.

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:20 pm

It was the only test I ever made 100% on. :lol: ..Guess I'm a chimp... :lol: Both written and riding... :D Congrates to all that passed their test..I should send you each a banana... :D

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby vtxcandyred » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:15 pm

HMMMM. This post is two and a half years old.

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Re: Motorcycles riding test

Postby bjatwood » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:25 am

When I started riding bikes in 1976, if you had a driving license you could ride. So for the last 36 years that is what I have been doing. When I bought the Goldwing in May 2012 the wife says to me, "are you going to get your MC endorsement now" I said why get it now after all these years? She replies that a girlfriend told her that the insurance companies won't pay up in a accident if you do not have a endorsement... So I took the advanced riders course from Harley Davidson. A one day 8 hour class for Dudes like myself who haven't ever had a endorsement. This gives you a certificate that you hand over to the DMV, and they give you a MC endorsement on your license. It was a fun class, with a bunch of us old farts and a couple crotch rocket riding Airmen that had to pass the class to ride on Offutt's Air Force Base in Omaha.




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