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« Reply #80 on: March 09, 2007, 08:48:32 am »
I have a friend, riding a R1200C BMW, on a learners license. Perfectly legal. Just no pillions.

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« Reply #81 on: March 09, 2007, 08:50:01 am »
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I have a friend, riding a R1200C BMW, on a learners license. Perfectly legal. Just no pillions.

Lawrence


But would you, as a dealer, let someone ride your demo with just a learners?
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« Reply #82 on: March 09, 2007, 09:02:38 am »
here are the things i know you can do with a learners (if you wrote it when you were 18 or older, which means it applies to any size bike):

> ride anywhere, without pillion
> insure your bike
> get financing for your bike

i don't see why test driving should be different

in fact, when at the ***** dealer, he asked if i had a license, i said i had a learners, and he even suggested i take my wife along on the test ride since i mentioned pillion comfort as one of my concerns

also, the *** dealer is aware of the fact that i have a learners, and we have just confirmed tomorrows test ride.
 

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« Reply #83 on: March 09, 2007, 09:05:37 am »
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here are the things i know you can do with a learners (if you wrote it when you were 18 or older, which means it applies to any size bike):

> ride anywhere, without pillion
> insure your bike
> get financing for your bike

i don't see why test driving should be different

in fact, when at the ***** dealer, he asked if i had a license, i said i had a learners, and he even suggested i take my wife along on the test ride since i mentioned pillion comfort as one of my concerns

also, the *** dealer is aware of the fact that i have a learners, and we have just confirmed tomorrows test ride.


Oh...I went for a test drive at a dealer once, and they wouldn't let me take a bike without proving that I had a FULL licence (I had left my wallet, containing my licence card, at the office).

Well, so much the better for you then  :D

MAN, I gotta go do some test rides again as well  :twisted:
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« Reply #84 on: March 09, 2007, 09:07:46 am »
IDR, they can spot a guy who has trashed 3x bonies a mile away !
 

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« Reply #85 on: March 09, 2007, 09:08:26 am »
Test driven my Honda without anything :D

A month or so back I wanted to test ride the BMW 1200 GSA, confirmed with the guy on the phone that I only have a Learners, and he said fine.
Got there the Saterday and he said no :x
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« Reply #86 on: March 09, 2007, 09:12:41 am »
what is general test-drive etiquette? how far/long can you take the bike for? i guess it differs from dealer to dealer.
 

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« Reply #87 on: March 09, 2007, 09:13:18 am »
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IDR, they can spot a guy who has trashed 3x bonies a mile away !


Hey, I've only ever had TWO bikes written off!
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« Reply #88 on: March 09, 2007, 10:31:54 am »
Dealers carry insurance for test rides. If teir insurance covers a learner rider, then there's no reason they'll refuse. Of course, being able to prove basic riding skills would be a benefit!

As for test rides/drives, I ride till I'm convinced. If the dealer suggests I take it around the block, I'll walk away. When I bought the VStrom, I knew I would need the bike in city traffic, open roads, twisties and of course off-road. Well, you can't exactly go off-roading on a test ride so, my test ride was about 20 minutes in the city and between cars then, out of CT on the N2 and then riding the M62 towards Hout Bay. In total, I was gone for about 50 minutes - and I stuck in 10 liters of fuel.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy the test rides,

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« Reply #89 on: March 09, 2007, 10:36:36 am »
It's only when you don't bring it back AT ALL when they get a bit irritated...
 

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« Reply #90 on: March 09, 2007, 04:24:11 pm »
ok well both the bmw and honda dealers have confirmed me for tomorrow (with my learners license).
 

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« Reply #91 on: March 10, 2007, 07:32:03 pm »
Yesterdays "tomorrow", has now become today.  :?  Where is the "impression report"?  8)
 

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« Reply #92 on: March 12, 2007, 09:17:04 am »
sorry, no news i'm afraid - i had to call and cancel - but will reschedule for soon i promise.
 

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« Reply #93 on: March 14, 2007, 02:53:00 pm »
stuff it, i'll just get this instead...

 

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« Reply #94 on: June 01, 2007, 01:33:59 pm »
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i am +- 1.82m, and weigh in at a whopping 115kg (it nasty to laugh hey)


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