What bike did you take your test on....

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Displaced Mike, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Displaced Mike

    Displaced Mike L84AD8

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    Mine was a friends CB900F ... I think it was a 1980 or 1981... fast, tall and way too much bike... but hey.. I managed to pass the road test.

    It was my buddies first new bike and he stood by the testing area, arms crossed and scowling the whole time!
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  2. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    1972 Kawasaki F7 175cc

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    Fun bike. Bought it second hand, fall of 1972. Had 400 miles and two biffs

    by previous owner. She said it was too fast for her. :huh

    Rotary valve porting gave good power, but the weight was a big drawback.
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  3. tomcat

    tomcat Data Wrangler

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    MSF bike, some standard 125....
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  4. Autostream

    Autostream Long timer

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    No one told me there was going to be a test :huh
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  5. Jonnylotto

    Jonnylotto All out of care

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  6. ulendo

    ulendo lunatic fringe

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    '72 Honda CB350 - old, slow, and (relatively) heavy, but reliable.

    kept it for many years, and even rode across canada on it the summer after I graduated from high school.:eek1
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  7. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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  8. scibeer

    scibeer Lost

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  9. IDScarecrow

    IDScarecrow Long timer

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    1980 Honda CX500 Custom. Wasn't too hard.

    Went later on the practice course with the next bike I had - 1989 Honda Hurricane 1000. Took about 10 tries before I could execute the u-turn on that bike in the proscribed space.
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  10. TintinStrom

    TintinStrom Adventurer

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    Here is a shot of me actually taking my test. April 2006.
    Some sort of Honda 50 CC.

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  11. xs400

    xs400 Be seeing you

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    1982 Yamaha XS400 Seca

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  12. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    1975 (?) Yamaha RD350 - in yes, 1975, when there was a designation for over 500cc machines. Had to re-take the test on a 650 Special, later.
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  13. jimmy650

    jimmy650 South Canol Racing Club

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    got my MC license in 1963... no test required. Never have taken a test yet.
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  14. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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  15. DualSpaz

    DualSpaz Been here awhile

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    1989 NX250 borrowed from the Honda dealer I worked at. Perfect bike for the test. A friend of mine bought an NX later on and 15 or 20 people must have borrowed that bike for the test. As far as I know everyone passed.
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  16. Queen

    Queen Long timer

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    1974 Honda CB125. Man I loved that bike! :rabia
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  17. Albino Reino

    Albino Reino Junky

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    Took mine in 93 on a Yam XT 350. Upright like a bicycle and light enough to throw around. No problem with the test.
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  18. Dano 407

    Dano 407 One Man Wolfpack

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    Boy did I feel like a stud! About 7 years ago.....

    As part of the emasculating rider training mandates: You must ride their 250cc Kawasaki cruiser. A Trail 90 has more class than this thing did.

    It was something that had no market share outside of Asia. I know they use the TW200 around here now (and my wife has one), but that castrated cruiser was just freaking embarassing. I do have enough sense to realize that I did pass the test, so some thanks should be due........or not.



    DC
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  19. bikeslut

    bikeslut Long timer

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    after a stern lecture about "that type of bike" on the street, I proceeded to feather the clutch for the whole test, never even blipped the throttle.

    anybody here think the test has any relevance to daily driving?
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  20. AZ_Bill

    AZ_Bill Deerslayer

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    '71 Kawasaki Mach III 500cc

    First bike I owned, of course the first thing I did was make it go faster, Rejet, replaced the air filter and put expansion chambers on.

    Fast bike, steered like a tank.
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