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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2007, 07:37:31 am »
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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2007, 02:13:56 pm »
Well, I am the proud owner of a big bike license. ;D

The test is not that difficult, though I can certainly see that a nasty official could fail you on technicalities. The guy that tested us was great. Very friendly and lenient to the point that he would give you another chance if you did something wrong. A big up for Mosselbay Traffic department! 8)

My whole test took 8 minutes.
 

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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2007, 02:17:03 pm »
Excellent !

Well done!

I did my big bike license in 1993 - last time i ever did a test of that sort - forgot how nerve racking it can be.

 
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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2007, 02:20:51 pm »
Well, I am the proud owner of a big bike license. ;D

The test is not that difficult, though I can certainly see that a nasty official could fail you on technicalities. The guy that tested us was great. Very friendly and lenient to the point that he would give you another chance if you did something wrong. A big up for Mosselbay Traffic department! 8)

My whole test took 8 minutes.

congrats, I just spent 4 hours in the licensing dept handing in my reference number and paying, and if the attitude of the people behind the counters is any reflection on their testing staff, then I'm in GK...

Will update on friday
 

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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2007, 02:30:21 pm »
When I registered for my appointment the staff in Mosselbay was very helpful and friendly. So much so that they squeezed me in for an appointment before my learners expired even though they didn't really have openings.

If any one is in the area I highly recommend using them for your license.
 

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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2007, 03:27:01 pm »
PGPatrick.  Best of luck.  Be friendly but don't patronize.

Di my license on the 11th Oct in Senekal, Free State. ( 4th try) 2 tomes with other okes bikes that I was nit used to.  1st time on my Varadero, touch a outside line. The last time paseed it on the Varadero.  Spaces get a boit tight on the big bike.  With the Tw200, will be easy.  Just make sure you obey traffic signs and laws , with lot of observation.

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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2007, 06:51:00 pm »
Congrats TR!

pgp, the worst is over now, the payment was the biggest nightmare of the whole ordeal.
 

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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2007, 07:13:09 pm »
Congrats TR!

pgp, the worst is over now, the payment was the biggest nightmare of the whole ordeal.


Tell me about it, spent 9 hours yesterday at Langlaagte just to pay for my learners booking!  >:(
 

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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2007, 07:18:30 pm »
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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2007, 07:20:08 pm »
You guys doing it on 200's is like cheating!
But fark em,
 

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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2007, 07:24:30 pm »
You guys doing it on 200's is like cheating!

Noooooo... I did it on my normal bike. I didn't use some-one else's bike ;D

Today there were lots on girls on scooters, a girl on a TW200, my 200, a GS650 (he'll join WD soon ;D), a guy on a Ninja and a guy on a HD V-rod! :o Not the best bike to do it on BTW ::)
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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2007, 07:27:13 pm »
Do it on the bike you ride every day, correct.
You dont want to mess with that unsure feeling, you need to observe!
 

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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2007, 01:18:24 pm »
The test's not too bad, so don't stress! Just watch your entry speed though (for the lights excercise you have to be going between 20 and 30 km/h). My speedo and their speed trap were not at all alligned (Centurion)! You get 3 tries: on my first 2 attempts I went at about 35km/h even though my speedo was at 25! Bastards  >:D Got it the 3rd time though.

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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2007, 01:21:35 pm »
I hit it at over 40. As long as its over 25 you are ok.
You cant do it too fast.
 

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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2007, 01:21:49 pm »
Well, I am the proud owner of a big bike license. ;D

Good grief - you mean I've been riding with someone that has ridden a Varadero on a small bike licence? :o :o :o
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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2007, 01:35:22 pm »
I passed my test on Tue in George.   ;D ;D   I was very nervous considering the horror stories I had heard from there, but actually it wasn't too scary. Observation seems to be more important than I'd thought, I lost a lot of marks even though I thought I was doing it properly.
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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2007, 02:37:34 pm »
For those like me still doing the test, I found the official handbook for the examiners, it includes the marking sheet, quite useful and very detailed:

Part 1:
http://www.enatis.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=7&Itemid=26

Part 2:
http://www.enatis.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=8&Itemid=26
 

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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2007, 03:43:52 pm »
Well, I am the proud owner of a big bike license. ;D

Good grief - you mean I've been riding with someone that has ridden a Varadero on a small bike licence? :o :o :o
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The learners was valid. I didn't lift anyone did I ;)
 

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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2007, 04:23:48 pm »
I passed my test on Tue in George.   ;D ;D   I was very nervous considering the horror stories I had heard from there, but actually it wasn't too scary. Observation seems to be more important than I'd thought, I lost a lot of marks even though I thought I was doing it properly.

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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2007, 07:34:47 pm »
Well done  8)
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