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Aug 05

Posts: 7611

babyblade41 says:

What age you passed your test and why

me 1982, my brother belonged to a side car team so had no choice really!! Didn't get to 40 and thought it would be a good idea to do.

Very much on a bucket list for some after a certain age :shock:


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May 09

Posts: 2576

ally600 says:


was the year when i was 21 and thought a whole lot less of the parents threat of saying we will make you homeless if you do.................i passed and me ol dears even run me 50 mls to pick up my first bike...............a z250 twin.........................and once home my ol man's first words were give us a shot...........having family in the NHS didnt help none with their saying of your a good organ donner ..............but they are all still with us and glad to see me when i turn up on bike or car  :wink:

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Aug 05

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babyblade41 says:

my bro

had the same conversation, lost all his fingers and knackered his knee and also landed on a panda car:shock:


Didn't lose his life on a bike tho and remember so many good days on the track and field :biggrin:

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Jul 09

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davemdixon says:

I passed my motorcycle test

in April 1967 in the morning. In the afternoon I passed my car test. I had the same examiner on both occasions. I think I paid 7/6d (35p) for the bike test and 15/- (75p) for the car test. To hire the driving school car for two hours cost £2 that included petrol too.

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Feb 11

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gungerdin8 says:


was 17 both tests

pasrd car 1st time had a mk 1 1300 delux escort (green)

real bird puller

bike 3rd time ? 350 ypvs powervalve !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Aug 05

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babyblade41 says:

wasn;t 7/6d 37.5 pence

:lol: those were the days my friend .....

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Jan 04

Posts: 908

fogie says:

when and why?

1973, and I had joined the RAF, almost 18 years old, and needed wheels... Bought a brand new Yam RD200 electric. Candy orange and beautiful  :biggrin: Three hundred and odd quid I should think :lol: The next bike, a Suzuki T500L, was £573 brand new... :laugh:

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Jan 10

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Beelady says:

Bike test in 1974

and then, again, in 2005, thanks to DVLA and the long running entitlement removal saga. Still really cross about it. Try explaining that to your insurance company :mad:

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Aug 02

Posts: 2769

spondonste says:

Bike riding experience

Started spectating practice sessions at my local speedway track from about 5-6years of age. Was helping riders with their spannering by the time I was 8. Was being leant speedway bikes to ride on the track by the time I was 12. Started road racing when I was 19 and passed my bike test then aswell. That was all over a couple of decades ago

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Mar 07

Posts: 380

slidersdown says:


passed part 1 seven days after 17th birthday then part 2 was 3 months test passed later same yea .why i did test well didnt want to stay on a yb100 for any longer than needed,had my eyes on an rg250 which i got to via dt175mx

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Feb 12

Posts: 44

ajmcguk says:


Passed Mod 2 about three weeks ago, Mod 1 about two months ago, age 28.

Took the tests to get rid of the L Plates (on a 125cc commuting for a couple of years) before the new rules come in.

Passed Mod 1 on second attempt (locked back wheel on emergency stop first time) and Mod 2 on first attempt (2 minors).

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