New rider (August 2009)

  • A1 or A2 machine

    29 August 2009 by roadstar47

    A1 or A2 machine

    Here is the link to the DSA website showing the 125 rating catagories for different models of bikes. Strangely the YZF-R125 is not listed.

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  • What category licence is a Suzuki Intruder 125?

    27 August 2009 by offen

    I have a 10 year old Suzuki Intruder 125. I want to take my module 1 bike test but I have been ask to produce a certificate of comformity, as this bike is not on the examiners list. Otherwise the examiner will have to assume category A1 licence, and I want a standard licence What is this and how do I obtain this information.?

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  • Make sure you get up to speed on the new test

    24 August 2009 by Bike4Life

    I did my module 1 at Erith, and got no minors, but I failed by 1 mile an hour! I could not believe it! Even a speed camera would not detect me travelling 1mph over the speed limit! They really need to consider scrapping this module 1 as it is a waste of time and is clearly a new scheme to make money. Did they not think of doing the speed maneoveure in a 40mph zone? Clearly a way to make money...

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  • Module 1 completed!

    23 August 2009 by retrorider

    Well done to everyone who has recently passed their module 1 test. I passed on the 9th August on my second attempt. My firt test ended in disaster after falling off the bike during the swerve section. That however, made me even more determined to pass and I practiced as often as I could in car parks and on quiet streets. I downloaded the course dimensions from the DSA website and marked the swerve...

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  • Passing module 1

    18 August 2009 by Les Hopper

    I passed my mod 1 test yesterday, no real problems other than initial nervs, all I can say is train with a good riding school with area to practice mod 1. Practice over and over till your confidence and skills are good, keep your nerves under controll on the day and listen to the examiners instructions. The swerve test is not a problem as long as you are prepared and riding skills are...

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  • FAQ: Bike security tips - lock it or lose it

    14 August 2009 by Marc Potter

    FAQ: Bike security tips - lock it or lose it

    UK bike security firm Tracker has urged motorcyclists to keep bikes locked this summer and offered top tips for new riders to make sure your bike doesn’t get stolen.  Compare and buy motorcycle...

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  • FAQ: How to check wheel alignment

    14 August 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    FAQ: How to check wheel alignment

    Checking the wheel alignment on your bike is an essential skill, especially if you have removed the wheels to fit new tyres or chain and sprockets. The first thing you need is a straight edge and an...

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