New rider (Jan - Dec 2008)

  • 70mph & the U turn

    28 December 2008 by Anonymous

    After 30 years of driving a car I went back to 2 wheels, did my CBT & DAS, the instruction was perfect - the trainee struggled. CBT was a bit of an eye opener & made me realise how over relaxed my driving was (I drive about 35K miles annually),no problem with braking angears but even on the 125cc the U turn was going to be my nemisis - but got through the day thoroughly enjoying every...

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  • My bike test report

    18 December 2008 by Anonymous

    Like most, I too decided to spend a small fortune and do the DAS course with a company in Southend-on-sea. The first day was taken up with the CBT which I found quite easy. I havent ridden a bike for nearly 20 years so I was pleased with how at ease I felt. All was good with the figure of 8, U-turns, emergency stop etc. Even out on the road I felt very confident. After the first day and passing...

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  • Adam Shorrock's motorcycle test diary

    14 July 2008 by Adam Shorrock

    Adam Shorrock's motorcycle test diary

    I passed my CBT last summer with CAM Rider and must admit I was surprised I passed. Looking back at handling my first 125cc motorcycle are memories of excruciating pain in my crotch and a thumping...

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  • 30mph limit is dangerous

    23 June 2008 by dghackett

    I believe that 70mph is the speed limit on dual carriageways. As long as you are not a hazard to others then you travel at the speed you are happy with. If 70mph is a must during your motorcycle test how can the goverment justify the 30mph limits for 50cc motorbikes and scooters?! These are allowed to use dual carrageways. HGV's are governed to 56mph max and only allowed to 40mph on unrestricted...

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  • Data Tag registration

    22 June 2008 by oldfatfart

    Hi, I bought my bike last year, it has a data tag number on it but no phone number to register it, does anyone know how to do this? please help. Thanks.

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