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Old 04-10-2013, 07:35 AM   #7336
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Our motorcycle safety course teaches keeping your right foot on the peg and rear brake. Don't know if it is different in Ont
my bad, yes one foot one the rear brake.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:41 AM   #7337
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The only revision I would humbly add to the above is "Don't put two feet down at stops". I believe you are now required to stay in first gear, and leave your left foot down (don't let it hop when coming to a stop) and your right foot on the brake pedal (in the ready position). So just one foot down.

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With my short legs, I have to keep my foot on the rear brake and put the other one down...since there's no way in hell I'm reaching the ground with both feet on the 530
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:42 AM   #7338
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Here is a photo of the bike I took my test on. 1973, Kawasaki 350 enduro. Thunder Bay was a hot spot for Dual Sporting. We invented it... 24 of Glass Beer bottles, (cheaper than cans) a sleeping bag and a fishing rod strapped to the handle bars.

Test day, which was always on a rainy Tuesday morning, we got a permit, one way only, to the Fort William Hiways Department Office to take the test.
You fail, you had to get the bike home some other way than riding . We saw many over the years, doing the "walk of Shame"... Pushing their bikes on James Street....
And for you who like European Race Bikes... Feast your eyes on this baby, my very first bike, 1966, 100cc, Bultaco Lobito...

Note the velocity stack on the carb, fork brace, skid plate, no fenders (for reduced weight) and silver racing helmet. State of the "ark" technology.
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I can just picture that long flowing hair out the back of that helmet going down James street in the 70's
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:50 AM   #7339
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I can just picture that long flowing hair out the back of that helmet going down James street in the 70's
Ya, lucky for me, I was riding, not pushing...I recall on test day, the guy on the Harley, dumped hit, trying to stop on the LINE, you know one,,,,, take off, shift to at least 3rd gear and then gear down and stop on the LINE... the poor F_cker on the Hog, barely got the clutch out and the line was coming up pretty fast, so combined with the rain and all the rubber on the slab from previous skids....down he went..... The hog was a heavy push down the "walk of Shame".... (his hair was not flowing)
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:03 AM   #7340
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I hear they frown on wheelies during your road test now.
Gonna find out May 15th in Timmins. My M2 expires on May 22nd and Timmins was the only place that has a spot for me before that. Should I bring studded tires and my snowmobile suit?



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Old 04-10-2013, 08:51 AM   #7341
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Funny stuff, guys.

Seems to me like I've got this thing covered. Don't speed but don't go too slow, don't drag your feet and shoulder check like a crazy person. And stop 2 feet before the stop sign/stop line?
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:59 AM   #7342
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Ya, lucky for me, I was riding, not pushing...I recall on test day, the guy on the Harley, dumped hit, trying to stop on the LINE, you know one,,,,, take off, shift to at least 3rd gear and then gear down and stop on the LINE... the poor F_cker on the Hog, barely got the clutch out and the line was coming up pretty fast, so combined with the rain and all the rubber on the slab from previous skids....down he went..... The hog was a heavy push down the "walk of Shame".... (his hair was not flowing)
Something similar happened when I did my M2 test. I was there with my 525EXC (totally cheating!!) with two crotch rockets and Andrew Dice Clay on a Shadow 750.(looked like him, same attitude) He was dressed in all leather and smoking his cigarette like he was the king of cool. On the emergency stop test he grabbed too much front brake. The front wheel tucked under and the bike came to a scraping halt on the sandy pavement at the test instructor's feet. The instructor said he did one thing right, he wore leather pants. Turns out it was his girlfriend's bike.



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Old 04-10-2013, 09:14 AM   #7343
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Oh ya, forgort to mention....

that I saw a motorcycle cop on Dawson road yesterday...surprised the hell outta me. I'm sure he's getting lots of speeders, as who the hell is looking for a radar cop on a motorcycle right now
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:58 PM   #7344
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Gonna find out May 15th in Timmins. My M2 expires on May 22nd and Timmins was the only place that has a spot for me before that. Should I bring studded tires and my snowmobile suit?



Sean
You don't have your licence.

guess your learned enough by now.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:03 PM   #7345
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Took my test on my first street bike.

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Old 04-10-2013, 01:13 PM   #7346
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I've told this story a few times, but I'll tell it again.

I rode a borrowed FJ1100 while on my learners



but thinking it was too big to take the test on, I insured the bike I grew up on, the family CT70




Well, the CT70 battery was weak and wouldn't work the signals properly, so they said I couldn't take the test. A guy who just happened to be watching others taking their test offered me his bike...and of course I grabbed the chance, because I wanted my full license. I don't even know what it was...a 650 virago/nighthawk/generic japanese standard. Whoever you are...I owe you a beer.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:15 PM   #7347
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[QUOTE=BackRoader;21152254]We invented it... 24 of Glass Beer bottles, (cheaper than cans) a sleeping bag and a fishing rod strapped to the handle bars.

Hey I'm gonna be doin that in two weeks. Hopefully the bows are gonna be runnin up the north shore.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:36 PM   #7348
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I rode a borrowed FJ1100 while on my learners
but thinking it was too big to take the test on, I insured the bike I grew up on, the family CT70




Well, the CT70 battery was weak and wouldn't work the signals properly, so they said I couldn't take the test. A guy who just happened to be watching others taking their test offered me his bike...and of course I grabbed the chance, because I wanted my full license. I don't even know what it was...a 650 virago/nighthawk/generic japanese standard. Whoever you are...I owe you a beer.
I'm doing my full M licence in early May through the College here in Thunder Bay. I grew up riding dirtbikes and back when I was 16, all my dirt riding friends were getting their bike licence. I regret now not getting it then (geez that sounds like a Bob Seger quote ). My dad even got his M licence on our 1973 gold Honda CT70! I remember him telling me that he was the envy of all the big Harley riders. He said the test then was a breeze with the little CT. It is ridiculously maneuverable. The only issue was the part where riders were required to accelerate up to 30 mph and then brake (on a line?). He told the examiner "Umm....I don't think my bike can reach that speed in such a short stretch " The examiner said "Just go as fast as you can then." My dad still misses that bike. He says he never should have sold it in 1998 when my parents moved.

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Old 04-10-2013, 07:45 PM   #7349
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I'm doing my full M licence in early May through the College here in Thunder Bay. I grew up riding dirtbikes and back when I was 16, all my dirt riding friends were getting their bike licence. I regret now not getting it then (geez that sounds like a Bob Seger quote ). My dad even got his M licence on our 1973 gold Honda CT70! I remember him telling me that he was the envy of all the big Harley riders. He said the test then was a breeze with the little CT. It is ridiculously maneuverable. The only issue was the test where riders were required to accelerate up to 30 mph and then brake (on a line?). He told the examiner "Umm....I don't think my bike can reach that speed in such a short stretch " The examiner said "Just go as fast as you can then." My dad still misses that bike. He says he never should have sold it in 1998 when my parents moved.

Mike
Good luck with your test Mike...the way I've seen you ride, you should have no problem what so ever

Oh ya, I forgot...make sure your sprocket is tight
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:09 PM   #7350
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Good luck with your test Mike...the way I've seen you ride, you should have no problem what so ever

Oh ya, I forgot...make sure your sprocket is tight
Ha..ha....low blow Lappeman!!! I'm planning to use the CBR150R. It has a cush drive. So I think I'll be fine. But I'll check the hub just in case. I can now laugh at that when I think back to it. Remember me saying "Guys - I'm getting lots of chain slap for some reason?" Why didn't I get off the bike and check it out??!!? Were we in a hurry?!

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