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Old 10.10.2015, 09:15
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Re: World's worst driver? - how I passed my motorbike test

Thanks - I definitely will do another lesson - maybe even 2 - have the test locked in now for the 2nd of November.
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Old 18.10.2015, 21:10
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Re: World's worst driver? - how I passed my motorbike test

Quick question , as I'm dead close to the end of my learning licence - what does actually happen if I fail on the 2nd of November?? Is it possible to get an extension into next year on the back of failing this time? Thx.

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Old 18.10.2015, 21:12
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I suggest you have a look at this summary of the key theory and if anything is unfamiliar you should probably swot up.
http://www.roellin-motos.ch/media/pd..._GRUNDKURS.pdf
Also remember on the motorway it's double shoulder check before changing lane and on slip roads. It's not unusual to do a stretch on the motorway between Baden/wettingen and spreitenbach.

Don't bother downloading maps but get out on your bike as much as possible around the test center. Your instructor should be giving you tips on test routes, needless to say up towards boppelsen is one, back roads between wettingen and otelfingen, oetwil an der limmat etc

Be clear on your priority from the right and show bremsbereitschaft (readiness to brake by covering the brake) as you approach priority from the right situations.

Looks like you have the order on turning correct but don't forget einspuren (positioning in anticipation of turn) as well. The examiners are hot on this.

If in doubt try and squeeze in another lesson. You'll be glad of it.
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One question to the pdf there - it says that I need to do tons of using the indicators when I make the 8s - but on the video on the preceeding page the guy doesn't indicate at all. Which one is correct ?
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One question to the pdf there - it says that I need to do tons of using the indicators when I make the 8s - but on the video on the preceeding page the guy doesn't indicate at all. Which one is correct ?
thx.
Indicators for figure-8
Never heard about that for the test.

Looking in the PDF. This is for the basic safety course. It is for the newbies to get familiar with indicators, handling, clutch play etc. As you see it is a stretched figure-8 whereas the figure-8 during test is really like this --> 8.
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Old 18.10.2015, 21:25
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Re: World's worst driver? - how I passed my motorbike test

Thx... practiced the shit out of it today and when i was doing all the indicating and head moving wasnt too much fun - still got it 9 times out of 10 tho.
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One question to the pdf there - it says that I need to do tons of using the indicators when I make the 8s - but on the video on the preceeding page the guy doesn't indicate at all. Which one is correct ?
thx.
i didn't need to use the indicators during the courses. actually, I don't think you even have time to do it as the 8s are pretty small.
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Quick question , as I'm dead close to the end of my learning licence - what does actually happen if I fail on the 2nd ?? Is it possible to get an extension into next year ? Thx.
No extension. If there is no more time then you have to apply for a new one and redo the basic safety courses.
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Re: World's worst driver? - how I passed my motorbike test

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No extension. If there is no more time then you have to apply for a new one and redo the basic safety courses.
Ah grand but then i at least don't have to sell my bike and can apply immediately. Thx again.

Just in case there's anyone here who happened to pass their test in Aargau and wouldn't mind helping out a fellow biker for a couple of beers in return please contact me. I did a double lesson with a guy from Fahrschule Florian but he came across as a total arse... I'll no doubt ask for a different person but just in case anyone is around please let me know. I really feel I have only one major weakness and that is knowing the streets I am likely to be tested on. thx again all.
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Re: World's worst driver? - how I passed my motorbike test

Test is tomorow and I've been practicing. One final question - when I did the grunkdkurs last year I remember being told that there were three exceptions to the rechtsvortritt von rechts rule. I can think of :
  • Kreisel (roundabout)
  • Trottoir (Footpath although someone please explain this one to me)

Any other suggestions ?
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Re: World's worst driver? - how I passed my motorbike test

1. When you are driving in the Kreisel, roundabout, you have the priority

2. When you are on the major road, yellow triangle, sign posted etc., you have priority

3. When someone is joining an Autobahn on your right, you have the priority

4. When someone is joining the road from their private property, ie they are crossing the pavement on your right, they must give way
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Re: World's worst driver? - how I passed my motorbike test

Well had the test just now and got it first time !

A HUGE thankyou too all contributors to this thread - I genuinely don't think I would have gotten it without your support. The other guy who was with me failed the emergency breaking test right at the start - a young lad of about 20 or so with a gleaming new Suzuki 750 failed and broke down in disappointment.
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Well had the test just now and got it first time !

A HUGE thankyou too all contributors to this thread - I genuinely don't think I would have gotten it without your support. The other guy who was with me failed the emergency breaking test right at the start - a young lad of about 20 or so with a gleaming new Suzuki 750 failed and broke down in disappointment.
Congratulations!

Ps. regarding the other guy: that's why you should have a bike with ABS.
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Well had the test just now and got it first time !

A HUGE thankyou too all contributors to this thread - I genuinely don't think I would have gotten it without your support. The other guy who was with me failed the emergency breaking test right at the start - a young lad of about 20 or so with a gleaming new Suzuki 750 failed and broke down in disappointment.
Congratulations. Ride safe and well
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Ps. regarding the other guy: that's why you should have a bike with ABS.
That being said - generations of riders have mastered emergency braking without ABS. Maybe ABS would have given him the confidence to brake harder, maybe not.
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Congratulations!

Ps. regarding the other guy: that's why you should have a bike with ABS.
Funnily enough I didn't have ABS and he did - I think he was just too weak on the braking for the examiner's liking. I locked up my rear wheel so there was no question I was close to my bike's limit.
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Funnily enough I didn't have ABS and he did - I think he was just too weak on the braking for the examiner's liking. I locked up my rear wheel so there was no question I was close to my bike's limit.
I've been doing 6 or 7000km a year for the past 10 years and I've only had to emergency brake in anger once (2007 or so) - a car had stopped at a stop sign on the left (in France) and then pulled out in front of me. I was doing 50 on a dry road, locked up the front and went down. Only injury was to my pride Clearly it was faulty technique and hopefully my riding no longer has this particular flaw (have practised heavy braking a fair bit), however I've gone for ABS (Honda's combined ABS) with my new bike.
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