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Offline Dustbiter

Learning to ride a bike
« on: July 12, 2021, 12:56:46 pm »
Jonathan Rea (yes- 6x WSBK champion) eventually decides to get his road bike licence!!
Does the theory practice course on a Kawasaki Z650 in full racing leathers, (as he has no other riding kit), and L-plates

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Bikeless at present
Previously: 1973 Honda SS50 - Port Elizabeth
                  1979 BMW R65 - East London
                   1996 BMW R1100GS - Grahamstown
 

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Re: Learning to ride a bike
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2021, 01:25:42 pm »
Good, now he can enter the TT..... ;) :lol8:
Long live the Underdog.........
 

Offline Dustbiter

Re: Learning to ride a bike
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2021, 01:33:36 pm »
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Apparently need a "TT Mountain Course Licence" - issued by the ACU at a cost of £25.00 in addition to any normal licence fees, so perhaps you do not even need  a road bike licence, as even though it is a public road it is closed during racing!

But besides Mad Sunday: Away from the mountain, break the speed limit anywhere by even 1mph and you could be in trouble. Have a small number plate, loud exhaust, illegal tyres, a poorly maintained bike, and they will stop you.
Be without insurance or a licence and your bike will be seized and you’ll be taken to court.

Get a driving ban on the Isle of Man and you won’t just be walking home, you’ll be walking when you get back home too, because there is a reciprocal agreement with the UK. Obviously, this means if you are banned in the UK you are still banned at the Isle of Man.


Source:https://toseethe.world/guides/ride-the-tt-circuit-on-the-isle-of-man/
« Last Edit: July 12, 2021, 01:36:12 pm by Dustbiter »
Bikeless at present
Previously: 1973 Honda SS50 - Port Elizabeth
                  1979 BMW R65 - East London
                   1996 BMW R1100GS - Grahamstown
 

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Re: Learning to ride a bike
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2021, 02:21:37 pm »
What's with all that scaffolding on the bars?  ???
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Offline GhostSixFour

Re: Learning to ride a bike
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2021, 08:37:31 am »
What's with all that scaffolding on the bars?  ???

Learner school bike, guess it is crash protection.