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    Senior Member What mtorcycle did you use for your driving test? StratTuner's Avatar
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    What mtorcycle did you use for your driving test?

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    Did the "circle test" on my first attempt on a early 2000's Suzuki TU 250. Actually had room to spare! Throttle response was dismal, I used my "friction zone" to ace that slow speed test.

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    Senior Member What mtorcycle did you use for your driving test? Cyclerosis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by StratTuner View Post
    What bike did you use to take your driver's test?

    I used the NC700x ... bad idea!... in three attemtps, I could not go around that little circle twice without putting my foot down. All that BS about low center of gravity...didn't help at all... That bike isn't designed to do that.

    Friends tell me most people rent a vespa to take the test then ride away on their Harleys! I can't find anyone around here who rents Vespas, so now I have only two more chances to take and pass that test.

    After that, you can take a 2 day course in motorcycle safety, and the People's Republic of California will waive the circle test.
    The test is FREE, the course is $250!
    You'll get it eventually. I'm partial to the $250 safety course because they can teach you MUCH better than you can learn by yourself. You can also purchase videos that will teach you technique invaluable to slow speed handling. Have a look at https://www.ridelikeapro.com/index.php

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    Yeah, shift your butt! Forgot about that part. Balancing the bike

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    If you can't do the test on an NC700X which is decent on slow speed parking lot maneuvers, you need more parking lot practice. If you just wanna pass the test, yeah rent a Honda Metropolitan for those. Those are a cinch. But Take the MSF, it teaches you actual basic ridership, you'll waive the DMV test and long term it pays itself off in lower insurance premiums. Just tell your insurance you took the MSF and provide the confirmation number.

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    The NCX can do it. You just have to get better at controlling the bike. Setup some cones and go throw the bike around in an empty parting lot. It helps if you shift you weight around the bike. You can't turn if you are stiff as a board.

    After 15 years away from riding, I took my written test for the permit and brought home the Ducati Monster 620. 3 weeks later, took the riding test with the Monster. Only deduction was missing a cone + putting my foot down in the slalom.
    Naked_Duc (Tony)

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    Believe it or not, I never took a riding test to get either my car or motorcycle license. (I had a "connection"). First driving test I ever took was after I came to Japan and wanted to get a truck license.

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    passed my test on a lambretta scooter in 1968.

    not dis one but like it.

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    In my home country to pass a test for driving big bore motorcycles, you need to use motorcycle with manual gear shift. I have done it in 2006 on an old bmw r65. Amazing balance and manouverability on slow speeds, doing 8 was like a breeze.
    patria mea totus hic mundus est

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    Took mine on my 94 Yamaha Seca II. Listened to all of my friends who had been riding long enough that they had an actual road test, not the parking lot test. Passed by the skin of my teeth, but I can tell you from my first couple of rides on the NC that it would have been much easier. If I had to do it again I would definitely go the MSF route. Riding around on the street will not prepare you for the test.

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