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    Just had my 1st R-E lesson today with Tai from Elite Motorcycles, cool guy.. he was really patient and encouraging at $85 for 1.5 hours. Did my lesson at Morley near the licensing centre, where they assess you..Recommend to anyone who hasn't got an instructor yet.

    It's weird how you lose confidence when you know someones watching! Hope it doesn't happen when i do my test in 3 weeks :o

    What i've learnt so far..

    MILO; Mirror Indicate Look Over
    - Make it obvious
    -MILO when taking off and changing lanes (and also changing within lanes)
    -Head check when going through an intersection

    - Always get onto bike from left side (where the stand is)
    - Turn engine off using the key, Not the kill switch (will lose a point otherwise)
    - Turning left, left tyre track
    - Turning right, right tyre track

    Doing U-Turns
    -MILO then perform the U turn
    - 10m to do it
    - walking speed
    - use a combination of clutch/back brake/throttle
    -curb to curb

    Emergency Stop
    -12m dry, 15m wet
    -90-100% front brake, 0-10% back brake
    -Won't do front endo if you gradually press front brake rather than jam it

    Normal Stopping (Traffic Lights)
    - 1.5 bike lengths behind another parked car
    - 3secs at a stop line
    -Always have left foot on floor, right foot on back brake

    Hill Stops Order might be a little mixed up, i didn't really get it right..
    - park parallel to the curb, and left foot on road, NOT CURB
    1) make sure to go back into 1st gear
    2) stop, clutch
    3) bike off, turn the wheel to the curb
    4) stand up

    Correct me if i've misinterpreted any of these ^_^

    fast tracked my test to this tuesday coming.. bad idea? i probably need a 2nd lesson... anyone available to shadow me to joondalup tuesday morning??
    Last edited by shure; 25-03-2011, 11:38 AM. Reason: Update
    Originally posted by The Mase
    Ditto. Instead mountain biking w/ a mate. He stopped suddenly, as did i but flipped over the handle bars. But landed nuts first on mates back wheel.... i know, I know, 2 penis's on one bike rule was broken

  • #2
    I had Tai for one lesson and he was great. The only disappointing thing was every time I went in for a lesson I got somebody different! Any how, that was ages ago, I've since got my licence and love it! You will be fine for your test, just think things through and remember to breath.

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    • #3
      you will be fine just relax and enjoy the ride out and about
      I HAD A BREEZE UP MY SHORTS AND IT FELT LIKE CHRISTMAS!!

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      • #4
        yep thumbs up with Tai..did both my RE and R with him..patient and knows his stuff.

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        • #5
          Why would you lose a point for using the kill switch?
          Triumph Rocket
          Yamaha TT600R Belgarda
          XT 250 Yamaha
          SYM HD200
          SYM Shark 125

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          • #6
            Originally posted by thumper humper View Post
            Why would you lose a point for using the kill switch?
            You'd lose a 1/4 point.
            "Live Long and Prosper"

            Bayswater Martial Arts and Yoga Centre

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            • #7
              Originally posted by thumper humper View Post
              Why would you lose a point for using the kill switch?
              Guessing because its not the proper way to turn the bike off.

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              • #8
                It's because the electronics are still on when you use the kill switch, so your batteries are still being drained. It's not good practice.
                Originally posted by The Mase
                Ditto. Instead mountain biking w/ a mate. He stopped suddenly, as did i but flipped over the handle bars. But landed nuts first on mates back wheel.... i know, I know, 2 penis's on one bike rule was broken

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                • #9
                  So why have a kill switch in the 1st place? Cars dont have em
                  Triumph Rocket
                  Yamaha TT600R Belgarda
                  XT 250 Yamaha
                  SYM HD200
                  SYM Shark 125

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                  • #10
                    When you've crashed a dirtbike and it has fallen on you with the throttle grip buried in the dirt and wide open - then you'll understand why there is a kill switch.
                    "Live Long and Prosper"

                    Bayswater Martial Arts and Yoga Centre

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by shure View Post
                      fast tracked my test to this tuesday coming.. bad idea?
                      Didn't see this till now. I would have suggested if you were only just learning the MILO sequence and how to E-stop to do a lot of practice first, but hey each to their own, right? So, how'd your test go mate?

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