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nitrosurf
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PostPosted: 05:42 - 26 Oct 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

A belated 'hello' to you sir. Good show getting on two wheels, I hope it all goes well and you pass your tests soon. It's nice that your first posts were written well, it bodes well for the future; BCF as a collective appreciates a good grasp of the written word. Also a good story will go a long way, especially if it involves injury for some reason...!

It's interesting that you steered away from an enduro, and into the realms of sports/sport touring. Similar thing happened to me; I was getting everything BUT a sports bike until I actually thought about it and started looking properly.


Enjoy!


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Lowsider
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PostPosted: 10:43 - 26 Oct 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest my first experience of a sports bike put me off, but it was a short run on a 636 on a bumpy driveway with people watching and it felt awful. Having put some thought into it I knew that once I got over the initial fear I would be fine.

I found my cbr600f to be very comfortable, whereas the RR versions etc seemed a bit more intimidating. I also like the idea that it should handle very well, giving me a lot of room to grow into it. If it can be ridden knee down loony style then me wobbling around shouldnt be a problem. Had a lesson on monday and felt like everything really 'clicked' - rather than worrying about where my shoulder checks should be, what gear am I in and where has that bloody car gone I just started to sit back and really enjoy it.
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Lowsider
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PostPosted: 23:44 - 19 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Passed my mod 1 Very Happy

I had a 40 minute ride home after the test (all went well, 0 minors) and felt on top of the world. Mod 2 should be mid January, we are going to do a 'brush up' lesson and then attempt it. Really happy with myself, I will buy a new battery and get it fitted in preparation next week.

Sorry for the relatively boring post, but I dont really have anyone to tell and I just wanted to share.
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ThatDippyTwat
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PostPosted: 07:08 - 20 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!

Good luck with Mod2. Thumbs Up
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Rogerborg
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PostPosted: 07:49 - 20 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one. That's the daft, pointless one out of the way. Mod 2 is just a ride around. Cautious in, confident out, winner all the way.
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Lowsider
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PostPosted: 23:47 - 20 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys. Mod 1 was the one that had me most worried, as it seemed very binary and strange. Im fairly certain that the mod 2 should be easier, as it is just a hours ride around like I do every week. I am really nervous, but I suppose it would be odd if there were no nerves at all. More than anything I just want to get out on my own bike, on my own time.
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Dave_80
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PostPosted: 00:12 - 21 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can conquer the nerves for mod1 I'm sure you'll be fine on mod 2.i was a wreck and passed so don't worry too much,think they expect nerves.good luck with it.
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M.C
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PostPosted: 11:57 - 21 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lowsider wrote:
Mod 1 was the one that had me most worried, as it seemed very binary and strange. Im fairly certain that the mod 2 should be easier, as it is just a hours ride around like I do every week.

Yes it's and yes it's Smile Mod 2's actually enjoyable, it just feels like going for a ride with someone following you.
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Andy_Pagin
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PostPosted: 15:31 - 21 Dec 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mod2's easy, remember to do lifesavers, cancel indicators and keep a safe distance, rest is common (road)sense that you already have wot with having a car licence already.
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Lowsider
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PostPosted: 23:01 - 09 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, the big day is here (tomorrow, actually). Had a last minute 'brush up' lesson today and it was easily the worst lesson I have had. Wrong lanes for roundabouts, false neutrals, the works. Im really, really hoping that I do better on the mod 2 test as otherwise they are going to fail me before I leave the car park!
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Tamsin
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PostPosted: 00:09 - 10 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll do grand! You've got the fuckups out of your system already!

I've said it elsewhere, but the attitude test goes a long way with the examiners, be polite and avoid being a cocky little shit and it will be grand.

Enjoy taking the CBR out after the test - I found mine fucking scary the first time!
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arry
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PostPosted: 01:37 - 10 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck!
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Rogerborg
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PostPosted: 09:55 - 10 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best of luck, and Paddy will have your CBR when you crash it.
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Lowsider
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PostPosted: 16:29 - 10 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers chaps, I passed! Really pleased. 2 minors, both of which were in the last 5 minutes of the test as I was returning to the test centre. Paddy can keep his money, for now anyway, as I wont be riding until thursday due to insurance etc. Im in Bracknell/Reading area so will try and get along to some of the bikey spots around here (if there are any?!?) as soon as I can.
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arry
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PostPosted: 16:57 - 10 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such success, many win!
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Lowsider
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PostPosted: 20:09 - 10 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too much win, as it turns out 'arry! I couldnt wait, so got it insured and have just got back. It feels amazingly nimble, much less vague than the NC750 I learnt on. After hearing everyone slag off 4pots for no low end torque I am quite pleasantly suprised, it just wants to go.
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Bozzy
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PostPosted: 22:13 - 10 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! Enjoy your new bike!
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Lowsider
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PostPosted: 20:59 - 11 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Bozzy!

Went out tonight with a pal on his zx9r, just driving gently getting used to it. Every time I tried to keep speed level, the little red 'FI' light came on and cut all power for a second or so. Got it home and just as I pulled in the whole bike lost all electrical power (felt like a fuse had gone).

Pretty gutted as I was starting to actually enjoy it instead of wobbling around scared, but I have to learn to use a spanner at some point, it might as well be now Crying or Very sad
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Rogerborg
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PostPosted: 22:07 - 11 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

<Paddy's erection intensifies>

Good on you, better late than never.
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Bozzy
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PostPosted: 22:26 - 11 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lowsider wrote:
Cheers Bozzy!

Went out tonight with a pal on his zx9r, just driving gently getting used to it. Every time I tried to keep speed level, the little red 'FI' light came on and cut all power for a second or so. Got it home and just as I pulled in the whole bike lost all electrical power (felt like a fuse had gone).

Pretty gutted as I was starting to actually enjoy it instead of wobbling around scared, but I have to learn to use a spanner at some point, it might as well be now Crying or Very sad


Could it be a short somewhere?
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Lowsider
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PostPosted: 11:30 - 12 Jan 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

As it turns out, I am an idiot. Battery terminal came off, as I didnt do it up properly. Sorry rogerborg, you will have to let paddy know that it may be at least another week until the discounted mess will be available.
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