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Old 03-05-2012, 10:12 AM   #1096
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:24 AM   #1097
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:00 AM   #1098
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1969 BMW R-60. Road test.- "ok son, now I want you to drive down to that stop sign, turn around and come back here". So I did, then, pulled up front and asked the tester "now what". He said "thats it". Sheesh!

Ha! I had nearly the same thing

It was a cold fall day (1979) up in Northern British Columbia, and the instructor did not want to be outside any longer than he had to.

"Go around the block while I have my cigarette break. If you make it back before I finish my smoke, you pass. If I'm done before you return or I hafta send someone out looking for ya, you fail."

This whole procedure was ridiculous in the first place, because I had already been riding my bike ('79 Honda XL185S) for over a month on the street, having passed the absurd 10 question written exam Learner's Permit test.

I will never understand how the Motor Vehicle Branch people came up with that demented idea.

"Hey, we should let total newbie motorcyclists only have to pass a 10 question (multiple choice!) written exam, and then let them ride off on any bike they want."

"If any are still alive and want to get their licence after 30 days, we'll make them take a riding test."

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Old 03-05-2012, 04:23 PM   #1099
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Mind you, it was past its prime and it was given to me. I was a noob and it needed so much maintenance (brakes!), I'm surprised I survived the test.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #1100
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:11 PM   #1101
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I will never understand how the Motor Vehicle Branch people came up with that demented idea.

"Hey, we should let total newbie motorcyclists only have to pass a 10 question (multiple choice!) written exam, and then let them ride off on any bike they want."

"If any are still alive and want to get their licence after 30 days, we'll make them take a riding test."

Make it twenty questions and limit the rider to daytime solo riding off freeways and you have California today. You can even renew the permit and never take the parking lot test!

It blows my mind that anyone who can answer some questions from the driver's manual is legally allowed to ride a Hayabusa or a Road King with no practice whatsoever.

Took my test on a POS early-80s KZ305... in 2001. My MSF class had only the best bikes
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:15 PM   #1102
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:58 AM   #1103
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First time was on a buddy's GS550E. Did the 'weave around these cones, then ride down to the end of the road and come back' thing.

Second time many years later was on my R1150RT. I'd tried to borrow a buddy's twin cylinder Suzuki but he hosed me. So, on the RT it was! Passed despite dropping the thing on the first cone.

That first cone was the reason I stopped racing bicycles and gained 40#. Jacked up my lower back something fierce.

Now I'm almost back to racing weight, but don't have a MC to my name. Working on that tho! In fact, I'm fixin to go on a 4hr bicycle ride right after the new teevee gets delivered.

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Old 03-08-2012, 08:20 AM   #1104
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+1 Same bike I had! A guy I worked with let me borrow it to take the test. I ended up buying it from the guy . He was cool enough to let me make payments to him!
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:01 AM   #1105
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Actually failed the first time because I went too slow on the the acceleration/braking distance test.

After doing the slalom portion I felt so bad for the bunch of guys who showed up on their cruisers to take the test....I don't think a single one passed that portion.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:04 PM   #1106
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:38 PM   #1107
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In pouring rain , did the brake test 3 times , till I said I wasn't going to crash for anyone , so he passed me .
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:09 PM   #1108
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BMW R90/6; I took the BMW cases off first though. I'd been riding for about ten years though before I actually bothered to get my actual motorcycle license; it used to be you could walk in and renew your permit as many times as you wanted to and I just never got around to it.

Bajatacoma screwed with this post 03-13-2012 at 11:11 PM Reason: Added the /6
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:16 PM   #1109
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:25 AM   #1110
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