Drivers test bike


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Gw1500lady
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In 1965.....305 Honda Dream...first bike....now .....latest rides are a 97SE 1500 and a 2004 1800A.....love them both...... :)



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Rambozo
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First time was a 75 Honda CB360T. Last time was a 76-78 Honda CB750F-K.

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Wildwilly018
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I got my license when I was 16, almost 43 yrs ago, on a 68 Yamaha 100cc Twin.

pwhite42
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I borrowed a friend's Hodaka Combat Wombat 125 for the road test. It putted along much smoother through the tight turns than my 1970ish Yamaha 650.

kenp241
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I have been through the Air Force Motorcycle Safety Course a couple of times and have taken Motorcycle driving tests on an old Suzuki 350 (back in the 70's in Texas), Yamaha 500 (I think) (in Florida) and the last time (about 1999 in Washington) was on a 1976 GL1000 with a Fairing but no bags. I did the test fine but another guy (with a HD Sportster) could not do his and had to go borrow a smaller bike. The tester was surprised I could pass the test on my Goldwing - I was docked a point for dropping a foot when the motor stalled from not being warmed up properly.

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pidjones
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Re: Drivers test bike

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About half of our ship's company (an exaggeration, but it seemed that way) took their South Carolina exam on the Yamaha RD250 that I had back then. Very small, light, smooth and predictable. I really preferred the RD400 that I replaced it with, and wish I still had it!

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Jump Wings
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pidjones wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:31 am
About half of our ship's company (an exaggeration, but it seemed that way) took their South Carolina exam on the Yamaha RD250 that I had back then. Very small, light, smooth and predictable. I really preferred the RD400 that I replaced it with, and wish I still had it!
My RD 350 was a little too light. In a cross wind I sometimes had trouble keeping lane position. It was a great first bike and stepping up to the XS 750 was an easy transition. The 2 stroke 350 required me to keep both hot and cold plugs.
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old duffer
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I took my road test on a Honda 305 scrambler in 1970. All I had to do is go around a city block stopping at 3 stop signs. Not much to it. Have been riding motorcycles ever since.

NevadaDave
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I rode my (then) G/F's Honda trail 90. Piece of cake!

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Alan_Hepburn
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Jump Wings wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:04 pm
My RD 350 was a little too light. In a cross wind I sometimes had trouble keeping lane position. It was a great first bike and stepping up to the XS 750 was an easy transition. The 2 stroke 350 required me to keep both hot and cold plugs.
Hey Jump Wings! I smile every time I see your avatar - I was in 1/504 back in 1971-73!
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
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Jump Wings
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Alan_Hepburn wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:24 pm
Jump Wings wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:04 pm
My RD 350 was a little too light. In a cross wind I sometimes had trouble keeping lane position. It was a great first bike and stepping up to the XS 750 was an easy transition. The 2 stroke 350 required me to keep both hot and cold plugs.
Hey Jump Wings! I smile every time I see your avatar - I was in 1/504 back in 1971-73!
Alan, I was in HHC 82nd Signal Battalion.
The Division area has changed a lot since the 70's.
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DWags
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I took my Wisconsin test 47 years ago on my Honda CL175, a week after I got my driver's license. Had to ride serpentine around cones, upshift, downshift, and stop with my front wheel on the line. A breeze with that little bike. Woulda been hard with a Goldwing though. Since then, my M endorsement has followed me to Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, and back to Wisconsin. But I never had to take a riding test again.

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raven41951
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In 1967 still in high school on a hand-me-down tired (4th iteration) Super 90. It would still hit 50-55mph downhill with a stiff tailwind. Shortly afterward I bought a barely used 305 Super Hawk with 300 miles on it. I got head-on'd by a Chevy Caprice in '69 who took a left while I was in the middle of the intersection. No broken bones but the SuperHawk needed a new frame and front end. Never was the same after that though.

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tamathumper
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1987 Honda Magna VF700C, in the rain, all through the town.
'03 GL1800A

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Tested on a friends GL650.....in 1996. Passed!
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trike lady
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I was one of those thick headed individuals who waited for the last minute to get the endorsement in Florida and I took mine on a GL1500 Goldwing trike and in the state of Florida if you take the test on 3 wheels that's the endorsement you got at the time. I moved twice and had a PA license and they turned the trike endorsement into a motorcycle endorsement and New Mexico did the same. But I stick with 3 wheels. :D
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Revran
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I got my license on a 1976 Honda CB 750

oldmopars
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I had to do my test in Washington. It involved riding around cones, U turn in a box, panic stops, weaving, etc. I knew this before hand and so I left my GL1100 home and rode my Chinese 250cc Scooter.
Some idiot showed up to the test on his custom Harley Chopper style. Not full 70's style, but still stretched out. Add to the fact that he could not ride and he failed horribly. The test was done in groups and the rest of the group, all on practical bikes made fun of the Moron on the Harley.

bhurt
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Well I guess I am a relative newbie compared to all of your bikes... Took my road test on an 03 suzuki Volusia. I would have to say around 2005. Had my learners permit since 94 but then I heard of the graduated drivers license stuff they were bringing in for the bikes and wanted to get my full license before having to deal with all that. Its a huge 3 year process to get a full motorcycle endorsement here in Saskatchewan now. Plus they charge and unreasonable amount for insurance. It really deters a lot of people from riding and owning bikes. When I took the road test they followed me in a car and sent me directions to a headset I wore in my helmet, turn left, turn right, etc.
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driver1770
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40 some years ago when Pa decided we needed a bike license I rode a 1974 yamaha tx750



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