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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #60 on: December 12, 2007, 05:24:44 pm »
And then the bike has to be street legal, my KX would have been perfect >:(.

Maybe get a test drive from Mikor Honda?

Does anyone know a K53 instructor in  Cape Town?
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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #61 on: December 13, 2007, 10:35:04 pm »
OK so how do I get hold of Billy De Beer and his TWR?? I'm in Melkbos
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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #62 on: December 13, 2007, 11:14:25 pm »
TX bro, I was really worried about doing this thing on the KTooM, as my ryding style is MX based (and I'm short, nuff said), and as was said earlier in this thread, you want to look like the responsible mcyclist. Me 950 has lank attitude in he way of extras and stickers, those bstards in blue don't like me

Today I came up to a traffic jam (trucks trying to get to a container depot) I came past on the right of traffic (responsibly and correct) and the fcuking traffic cop marshall showed me to stay and the truck to turn right!!!!!!!!!!. So I shouted ........."but he's going to take me out" He tuned me "thats your problem" Should have ignored him, instead I made a u turn to to let the truck through and jumped the pavement instead.
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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #63 on: December 15, 2007, 03:29:04 pm »
Congrants Patrick.
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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #64 on: December 15, 2007, 07:10:00 pm »
Congrats pgpatrick

Has anyone ever attempted it on a 950 Adventure? I'm just tall enough for the bike, but I can't flatfoot it.

Can you do the test on a 110 Vuka? O0

If you want a big boys licence then the bike needs to be a manual, and bigger than 125cc.

A 950 would be interesting, not sure I can recommend it. Most of the test is done at about 25km/h, and the emergency lane changes and tight corners could get interesting on a big bike like that.

Why ?

My heavy GS becomes very agile and maneuverable when it starts going.

I can imagine the size might be intimidating though.

When I got my license the cutoff was 250cc and I had a 150cc Vespa (it was manual though), so I borrowed a Honda 550 four.
Was very big for me back then but I managed it (just)



Congrats

Also just managed it with a '83 Suzuki 850GS

Did it with my KLR but i really had to gather all the skills i had to keep within the lines...

Gonna be really difficult on any big bike...
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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #65 on: December 20, 2007, 01:27:19 pm »
Congrats and many carefree miles for you.

It seems to me as if licence testing these days is two tests.  One to test your caracter when you try to make and confirm the appointment and one the actual test itself.

And to all those who still need to do it:  Keep at it.  It will eventually happen and we need you on the roads.
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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #66 on: December 26, 2007, 02:39:55 am »
More importantly why are you going for the test. How boring is it going to be to ride without that tension.

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Re: Going for my licence on friday
« Reply #67 on: December 26, 2007, 07:36:51 am »
Congrats and many carefree miles for you.

It seems to me as if licence testing these days is two tests.  One to test your caracter when you try to make and confirm the appointment and one the actual test itself.

And to all those who still need to do it:  Keep at it.  It will eventually happen and we need you on the roads.

+10, test your charachter, standing in those mile long cues with your piece of paper and that lovel friendly bokkie behind the window looking like she's going to cut you off for her tea break! I cant wait for 8 Feb............. or is it 4 Feb, oooooh sh!t where's my learners now????????????
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