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post #1 of 25 Old 12-13-2007, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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The Motorcycle skillz test...

Yep I finally broke down and got my real license.. was riding around with temps.. I just took it yesterday and it was kinda funny.. watching lots of ppl fail.. The thing was easy the only thing I would say was close to hard was those damn cones.. almost didn't make the last one. But i didn't get any points on me. The 919 has a nice turning range.. the cbr 954's and 1000's I don't think they can even make the right hand U turn or the cones.. but a few guys tried it.. any way its nice to be legal begal...




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post #2 of 25 Old 12-13-2007, 05:42 PM
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post #3 of 25 Old 12-13-2007, 05:49 PM
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Congrats! Easy huh? Life moments like this I think what was I waiting for?!
Very interesting the sport bikes limited turning suffered on the course.
It must have been humbling for their owners.

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While our lowly 919's breeze through. Ha!

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I gotta agree on the turning radius.
The 919 has a much better range than the duc.

Anyway, congrats.
I know that you feel better now that you have it.
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Congrats!

You're right about the 919. I did the ERC on a 919 last Summer and it was a breeze on that bike. Had a much easier time of it than the cruisers!

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For your final test to get your full bike license, the course is still not on the street?

Here, we have 3 different levels for bike licensing.
The final one, you have to test with the Ministry and they take you on the road with a radio following you.

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Congrats. Sporty, explain the 3 different levels. How does that work?

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For your final test to get your full bike license, the course is still not on the street?

Here, we have 3 different levels for bike licensing.
The final one, you have to test with the Ministry and they take you on the road with a radio following you.
In Kentucky we just wear an old AM radio on our back and ride past a church. Same thing.

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Congrats!

You're right about the 919. I did the ERC on a 919 last Summer and it was a breeze on that bike. Had a much easier time of it than the cruisers!
I cheated and did the ERC on my Nighthawk with no problems. Although one of the instructors rode her big ol' VFR, so it can be done on a large, limited-radius sporty-type bike. I was seriously impressed by the guy who completely aced the course on his huge Harley Electra Glide--turned out he's a local racer who has a pirate outfit and a Harley on the side.

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Sporty, explain the 3 different levels. How does that work?
First level is your beginners which is a written test. There's a lot of restrictions on this license and it's only good for so many months. You can't ride at night or on any major highways.

Second level is good for 5 years and the test is on a closed course, usually a parking lot. Less restrictions, it's almost like having a full license.

Final level is good forever and it involves making an appointment with the Ministry which is government run. They follow you in a 'chase car', you have to wear a ear piece and they give you directions where to go. This is on the street and involves highway riding as well.

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Sounds good. It seems that so many people ride without their license.

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Sounds good. It seems that so many people ride without their license.
Yeah on liter bikes!
Start of the season here, rider killed himself on a liter bike, no license and no insurance.

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Yeah on liter bikes!
Start of the season here, rider killed himself on a liter bike, no license and no insurance.
Problem solved, Darwin won!

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First level is your beginners which is a written test. There's a lot of restrictions on this license and it's only good for so many months. You can't ride at night or on any major highways.

Second level is good for 5 years and the test is on a closed course, usually a parking lot. Less restrictions, it's almost like having a full license.

Final level is good forever and it involves making an appointment with the Ministry which is government run. They follow you in a 'chase car', you have to wear a ear piece and they give you directions where to go. This is on the street and involves highway riding as well.
Other than the 5 year part I wish they'd do something like that here. The testing in Ky, and most states from what I'm told, has nothing to do with real world needs and the skills required to operate a motorcycle. A shortened version of the MSF would be a good starting point.

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WI is similar to the Canadien system minus the closed course. We have a written exam for the temporary permit (6 months). After that is a road test with chase vehicle and earbud. Not very difficult but does simulate actual riding conditions. If you have recieved more formal training, ie MSF course or equivilent you receive a waiver for the road test.

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First level is your beginners which is a written test. There's a lot of restrictions on this license and it's only good for so many months. You can't ride at night or on any major highways.

Second level is good for 5 years and the test is on a closed course, usually a parking lot. Less restrictions, it's almost like having a full license.

Final level is good forever and it involves making an appointment with the Ministry which is government run. They follow you in a 'chase car', you have to wear a ear piece and they give you directions where to go. This is on the street and involves highway riding as well.
Sounds like a good system to me...a couple of the people in my MSF class that passed, I hope never get on a bike again ....wonder if Canada's fatalities stats compared to the US are any better...

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in Quebec it is even tougher

here the procedure is as follows.
Pass a knowledge test, which allows you to obtain a class 6R learner’s licence. This licence is required in order to drive during the mandatory driving course.
Take a driving school’s theory and practical course, then pass a closed track test (given by the gov't) . This step allows you to obtain a class 6A learner’s licence.
for the 6a learners permit for 6 months you have to ride with someone who has a valid permanent motorcycle license for 2 years ( on a seperate motorcycle)

Pass a road test, which allows you to obtain a full-privilege driver’s licence or a probationary licence. (probationary licence is for people under 25, 0 tolerance for alcohol, and 4 demerit points and they pull the license)

Not so easy.

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I first got my lis. in TN. No cones anywhere in sight. One right turn, one U-turn, signal appropriately, don't put your feet down when turning. That's it.
Years later I retested in NJ on an old VF700 and barely got that thing between the cones with the bars fully cocked.
My young friend got his last year and rented a tiny scooter for $50 when I told him his Sportster might be a bit tough to handle. That scooter guy apparently does quite well.

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here in order to pass the test the motorcycle has to be over 400cc.

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UK has an even better system!

CCs are taken into consideration as well and new riders are limited to the number off cc's they can ride when first starting out.

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UK has an even better system!

CCs are taken into consideration as well and new riders are limited to the number off cc's they can ride when first starting out.
That's the way it should be.

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I did my test with my trusty DRZ400S. I had to do some S turns through a series of cones, acclerate to 30mph keep a steady speed and stop in a box.

Perfect score. My dual sport was ideal for tight turning. I felt bad for my buddy on his Shadow!

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