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    Default Any tips/things to look out for on the motorcycle road test?

    Just wondering if anyone has completed the class 6 road test recently. Just finished a course through too cool motorcycle school and had a great time but now its time for my license. I'm wondering if anyone can share what their mistakes were (if any) witha fellow noob.

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    Dont wave to other bikers... lol

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    make sure it's raining, they'll let u off easy.
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    Like Trevor points out from Too Cool, it is typically cancelling signal, speed (too slow), balance on the bike on certain turns and starting on a hill(very easy just rev the shit out of it and ease clutch). Other then that just look out for school zones and ensure you enter major roads appropriately without any danger.

    I lucked out and was scheduled for the last test of the day and it was a really nice day out so the guy wanted to go home and the test lasted only 15 minutes.

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    U better be practicing these if you want to have any hope of passing
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    keep your right foot on the rear brake and left on the ground whens stopped (thats a thing right?)

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    ^^ yup always be in the ready position. exagerate (sp?) your mirror checking and visual scanning. They will definitely check for that.
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    Ride on the left hand of the lane. Only thing ingot docked for

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    ^^ is it left hand of the lane even for the inside lane? I thought lead bike always goes to the blocking position closest to the lane divider??
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    Originally posted by littledan
    ^^ is it left hand of the lane even for the inside lane? I thought lead bike always goes to the blocking position closest to the lane divider??

    Nope. Well... in common sense, yea this is what id probably do..

    But when i talked to the guys at too cool before doing the test, ALWAYS LH tire well of lane. Regardless what lane youre in.
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    also, be very aware of uncontrolled intersections!!! very very important!!

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    Originally posted by swak



    Nope. Well... in common sense, yea this is what id probably do..

    But when i talked to the guys at too cool before doing the test, ALWAYS LH tire well of lane. Regardless what lane youre in.
    Yes that's it. Otherwise. It'll be a simple test

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    Yay for too cool!!!

    here is what I remember:

    -before going into an uncontrolled intersection slow down (they want to see your brake light come on). Before going through check left and right

    -always cancel your signal

    -when stopped left foot on ground, right foot on rear brake

    -ride left of center

    -when turning right: move from the left of center to the right of center

    -when starting on the hill remember the set up that too cool taught you

    -relax!

    - then remember the other basic rules of the road- shoulder check, full stop at stop signs, speed (fast & slow) school/playground zones
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    I went to southland registry it was easier then class 5, all he said was make sure you don't duck walk off start, check mirrors. He said ride where comfortable you dont have to stay in the left side, depends on traffic etc. watch school zones

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    Originally posted by JEFFRIX
    make sure it's raining, they'll let u off easy.
    I second this! I took mine while it was hailing out.
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    i remember when i took mine 2-3 yrs ago. my only mistake was not signalling going out of the parking lot at the beginning of the test. lol

    and yah, like others said. watch your speed and make sure you signal and cancel them after and practice your uphill start.

    good luck!

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    Thanks guys, my test is this Sunday and the weather forecast does not look good

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    Give the throttle a quick crack when you pass cute young girls at bus stops.
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    The english language is retarted...
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    Stanced cars look retarted anyways.

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