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Big chicken
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PostPosted: 19:30 - 20 Apr 2018    Post subject: What to Do, what to do. Reply with quote

Hi guys, so, I'm thinking about getting another bike. Again. I've been here before. I don't have a bike licence and my CBT has expired. I had a crack at the mod 1 test and failed. The school I went with rushed my training imo. I'm a bit scared of anything bigger than a 125. What do you guys think? Shall I do my full test and go for a bigger bike or get another 125 and get some more experience over the summer?
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PostPosted: 19:33 - 20 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can go for a big boys license, do it. With a decent school you will wonder what you were worried about.

125's are over priced and underpowered and more difficult to ride than say a 500/600 (not including R6's and the like in that statement).

The ONLY reason I can see to keep a 125 is to commute, and even then I'd rather a scoot.
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PostPosted: 19:45 - 20 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

How old are you?
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PostPosted: 19:46 - 20 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

How old are you?
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Big chicken
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PostPosted: 20:14 - 20 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a grand age of 38...
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PostPosted: 21:04 - 20 Apr 2018    Post subject: Re: What to Do, what to do. Reply with quote

Big chicken wrote:
I'm a bit scared of anything bigger than a 125.

What have you ridden, and why are you scared of it?

There are bigger bikes out there that are comically easy to ride, if you don't have some menTefalist shrieking in your earballs.

There's no reason that you should waste another second of your life on a 125, except to pass another CBT.
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PostPosted: 21:06 - 20 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I repeat....

If you can go for a big boys license, do it. With a decent school you will wonder what you were worried about.
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PostPosted: 21:10 - 20 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jump through the hoops one by one and get whatever you want once you've got a full license.

Digging your heels in on a tiddler prior to getting a license only drains funds and makes it harder to move on when, inevitably, you're ready for something else.
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PostPosted: 21:27 - 20 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1. Get your full licence Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 07:31 - 21 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:
I repeat....

If you can go for a big boys license, do it. With a decent school you will wonder what you were worried about.


This. Sounds like the last school has put you off, we are not all like that, It is a shame you are not closer because I could get you through your test and build your confidence up.

Look around the area and I bet another school will not only help but will know all about the last one. We have a couple on the south coast here that when we get a student who has done a CBT with them we are pretty much training them again from the start.
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PostPosted: 07:51 - 21 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big chicken wrote:
I am a grand age of 38...


Riding around on Lís is for 17 year olds a people having lessons.

Get yourself a proper bike licence!
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PostPosted: 08:17 - 21 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 18:01 - 21 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for full licence
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PostPosted: 21:14 - 25 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full licence. You can still ride small bikes after you pass if you want, but I'll bet you don't want to for some time!

Bigger bikes are more stable, have better brakes, and have more road presence so other road users don't bully you. They are scarier initially as they are a lot more powerful, but the point is to be taught how to control it.

If you can control the throttle of a 450 quad then there's no reason why you can't with a big bike. Just take it easy on corners until you get more comfortable.

If you don't find your first time on a big bike exhilarating, I'll be astounded.
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