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    Query about taking Full Motorbike Test

    Currently got a Honda CBF 125 - took my CBT May 2009 but got a 100cc Piaggio Fly 100 - just got the cbf in jan and looking to take my test NOT to get something faster but just to get rid of the L plates
    Im going to be 21 when i take the test in July,
    So my question is can I take the full test on a 125cc bike and be able to ride anything straight away or do i have to ride a 400cc on the direct access test ?

    Daniel

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    Original Poster

    Looking to do it with this company and not sure which one to go for
    thebikeschool.com/ful…htm

    well just reading day 5 on there list says this "It gives you a day on the 125cc before changing over onto the 500cc machine on the second day" so looks like you take the test on a bigger bike eg the 500cc bike

    Original Poster

    madinternetuser;8569230

    well just reading day 5 on there list says this "It gives you a day on … well just reading day 5 on there list says this "It gives you a day on the 125cc before changing over onto the 500cc machine on the second day" so looks like you take the test on a bigger bike eg the 500cc bike


    Thats why im unsure as it makes out your have to ride a 500
    but 500cc is a beast - im just about confident on a 125

    The 500 they use ain't that fast and they are comfy, I done mine bout 5 year ago and I'm sure you defo have to use a 500cc to do your test! Mine was Suzuki tourer and turning circle on them are brilliant!

    Original Poster

    Liam240684;8569266

    The 500 they use ain't that fast and they are comfy, I done mine bout 5 … The 500 they use ain't that fast and they are comfy, I done mine bout 5 year ago and I'm sure you defo have to use a 500cc to do your test! Mine was Suzuki tourer and turning circle on them are brilliant!



    Says that use a cbf 500

    http://www.lightningpass.com/jkcm/included/CBF500%20Honda.jpg

    The 500 is actually easier to control than a 125 I found.
    It tends to be less jumpy/revvy in lower gears which is where you will spend the majority of your time on the test.

    Original Poster

    imafish2002;8569379

    The 500 is actually easier to control than a 125 I found.It tends to be … The 500 is actually easier to control than a 125 I found.It tends to be less jumpy/revvy in lower gears which is where you will spend the majority of your time on the test.



    do you thinks 6months riding a geared bike is enough to take a test - ive only ever stalled once despite teaching myself from youtube how to ride the bike

    i went from no riding experience tp passing just by doing a 5 day intensive course (and CBT) so yeah, i would say 6 months will be more than enough

    good luck mate

    Original Poster

    RobInBrentwood;8569450

    i went from no riding experience tp passing just by doing a 5 day … i went from no riding experience tp passing just by doing a 5 day intensive course (and CBT) so yeah, i would say 6 months will be more than enoughgood luck mate



    Cheers - although its one of those hobbies where your learning every day which is the best thing imo as it keeps your wanting to ride

    23 broken bones
    1 Smashed knee
    5 Scars 4 over2 inch long
    18 inch rod in right leg
    5 Screws in left hand / wrist and elbow


    AND a Yamaha FZS 600 FAZER want 1000cc next year.

    I think i must be stupid.
    BUT its fun

    PS dont tell the wife.


    The 500cc wont be a prob there nice and simple to ride
    Best mate did it on an er500
    4 day course.
    Good luck.

    Original Poster

    bigwheels;8569530

    23 broken bones1 Smashed knee5 Scars 4 over2 inch long18 inch rod in … 23 broken bones1 Smashed knee5 Scars 4 over2 inch long18 inch rod in right leg5 Screws in left hand / wrist and elbowAND a Yamaha FZS 600 FAZER want 1000cc next year.I think i must be stupid.BUT its funPS dont tell the wife.The 500cc wont be a prob there nice and simple to rideBest mate did it on an er5004 day course.Good luck.


    Adrenaline rush as you can die any second :w00t:

    good luck mate - I'm think about doing my full test - i'm into scooters myself and all things mod

    but good luck keep us all updated of your progress:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    shedboy66;8569554

    good luck mate - I'm think about doing my full test - i'm into scooters … good luck mate - I'm think about doing my full test - i'm into scooters myself and all things mod but good luck keep us all updated of your progress:thumbsup:



    Old scooter - got bullied at work by the mbike crew so had to upgrade
    http://www.daytonamc.co.uk/contents/media/Fly%20black%2007.jpg

    New bike - only £2k new from Honda garage
    http://www.honda125.co.uk/images/CBF125/CBF125-action.jpg

    Die i think im captain scarlet

    I dont know how im still alive

    I do a lot of dumb things still
    Bikes
    2 parachute jumps at headcorn
    Hot air ballooning once
    Diving
    And the most dangerous one









    Getting married




    AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    dandoc2;8569571

    Old scooter - got bullied at work by the mbike crew so had to upgrade New … Old scooter - got bullied at work by the mbike crew so had to upgrade New bike - only £2k new from Honda garage



    yeah i've got a vintage vespa and a vespa gts 125 but looking at getting a vespa gts 300 if i pass

    Banned

    My fella is hoping to do his bike test in the near future :thumbsup:

    I had lessons and took my full test on a Vespa and just had the 33bhp restriction on my license for 2 years

    Bizzare thing is my instructor had a Harley electroglide

    What a combination

    Banned

    "So my question is can I take the full test on a 125cc bike and be able to ride anything straight away or do i have to ride a 400cc on the direct access test ?"

    If you only want to get rid of the L plates its cheaper to take it on the 125cc, after 2 yrs you can ride what you like. If you take it on the 500cc you can ride anything you like straight away.

    You should get some lessons on the 500 first though, and you need an instructor with you at all times if you want to do that.

    dandoc2;8569242

    Thats why im unsure as it makes out your have to ride a 500but 500cc is a … Thats why im unsure as it makes out your have to ride a 500but 500cc is a beast - im just about confident on a 125



    It is probably the best way to try a bigger bike but if you really lack confidence that much I would suggest maybe riding a bit longer to gain more experience. There is no panic and as soon as you feel full of confidence have a go.

    You have already experienced life on the road and probably the defensive riding skill you need to stay in one piece. ..... :thumbsup:

    Good luck which ever you choose....

    Book a trial lesson with someone on a 500cc. I'm sure, you'll be surprised. They are generally easier to ride than a 125. Less need to change gears, and have a lower centre of gravity, making them more stable.

    Expect it will be much easier doing the high speed manouvre on the test too. You have to reach 50km, and some 125's need full throttle until the last minute to achieve that, and then you have to do a controlled stop. Think it'd be more akin to a roller coaster ride on a 125, as opposed to a safe manouvre
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