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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:48 AM   #501
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the problem with riding everyday,

you forget what they taught you quick.

I've developped extremely bad habits already.

you just get so used to it and comftorable, your not so paranoid
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practice the good habits a few days before so they are implanted in your mind

review that PDF that PRS sent you and make sure you know them with out thinking
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:55 PM   #503
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i had mine 1:45, the guy didnt really let me ask many questions lol i think he knows the "art of stalling"
haha! Mine was a Chinese guy. He didn't introduce himself so I don't know his name.

I PASSED!!! with three demerits though
Oh well, I still passed!
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #504
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:58 PM   #505
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nice

i had a young white guy who rides a 750
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:05 PM   #506
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My road test is late next month and I have a Ninja 250R currently, but PRS is recommending I use their bikes (e.g., Sherpa) as it is easier to ride and do slow maneuvers and turns, which I do agree.

My dilemma is that now I have my own bike, I should be more comfortable on it in comparison to the Sherpa which I only rode once during my lessons. But I do recall the Sherpa being quite easy to ride, even considering my height (5'5") in which I had to tippy-toe on it. I almost flat foot the Ninja but definitely lower than the Sherpa.

What are your thoughts?
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ride what you feel more comfortable on, the sherpa and your ninja are both 250cc
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:48 PM   #508
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My vote goes to your Ninja.

I rode my ZX6 all year then did my road test on my friend's 250 Ninja. After a whole year on my 600, riding his Ninja felt like riding a Sherpa. Spent an hour on it then took the road test and aced it.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:36 PM   #509
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Passed my class 6 today!

that shit was EASY,

I thought I made so many mistakes, like I was second guessing myself the whole time and I even hit the horn when I tried to turn my signal off, and I panicked and stopped at a yield sign when a car was comin the other way.

The guy passed me anyway and said I rode very well, only gave me 2 demerits for accelerating to slowly.

Why was everyone scaring the shit outa me the whole time??

but I can ride at night now!!!

im goin to ride far tonight, just for the hell of it
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Passed my class 6 today!

that shit was EASY,
Congratulations. Just always remember, it's the other guys driving on the road that you have to watch out for.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:46 PM   #511
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grats! I passed yesterday and felt exactly the way you did during my test. Oddly enough, I also had two demerits for going too slow


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My road test is late next month and I have a Ninja 250R currently, but PRS is recommending I use their bikes (e.g., Sherpa) as it is easier to ride and do slow maneuvers and turns, which I do agree.

My dilemma is that now I have my own bike, I should be more comfortable on it in comparison to the Sherpa which I only rode once during my lessons. But I do recall the Sherpa being quite easy to ride, even considering my height (5'5") in which I had to tippy-toe on it. I almost flat foot the Ninja but definitely lower than the Sherpa.

What are your thoughts?
Go with what you're comfortable with like others have said. Gotta be calm and relaxed when doing that test!
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #512
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Just passed my knowledge test today and going for the Sep24 class...can't wait...

As for my future bike I always wanted something retro (cafe-racer like) so the Suzuki tu250 is perfect for me:



and possibly the Triumph Bonneville T100 in 5 years (currently its too rich for my blood lol)

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Old 09-09-2012, 09:21 PM   #513
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Noticed at prs they never really covered riding in the rain as a topic. Whatd you guys learn/know about riding in this kind of weather? Today was really my first time riding in the rain (It was a 40km commute lol).

Little things people have told me/common sense
-leave extra room between you and cars and scan far, far ahead
-avoid riding on painted markings
-avoid riding in the center of the lanes (oil gathers there)
-cautious when riding when rain first starts to fall (mix of oil/rain that hasn't been washed down yet
-ride as smooth as possible and minimize jerking during turning/gearing
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:32 PM   #514
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Be a lot more conservative when you roll on the power exiting a turn. I've had my back-end slide out on a few occasions.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:17 PM   #515
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Cautious or.. if you can just avoid the first hour after rainfall, more emphasis on rear brakes, and less lean angle. That's what I can remember off the top of my head from the slides/discussion. You can always go back and chat about it they're friendly people
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Pretty much what Kayci mentioned in the post above. There may be more but I don't have my notes with me at the moment

And Congrats GLOVE I'm still bikeless. I need to find a freakin job.

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Old 09-10-2012, 03:10 PM   #517
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Thanks alice!,

my first day I got my clas 6, I rode at night for 3 hours, its awsome, it was fuckin cold though, but feels good not to be restricted.

I just bought the GF some gear, and we are practicing going together on the bike,

having a passenger is scary as shit, if they lean, they turn the bike, kinda fucked up, might not be as bad in a cruiser.

So when she starts panicking and getting figity around the corner, my wheel starts wiggling and jerkin and I gotta compensate, I kinda wish they covered that stuff in the course, were just practicing around my house and my neighboring blocks right now.
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Be careful, Glove. When I was a passenger, I closed my eyes so I couldn't anticipate a turn etc. Not sure if it helped my grandma though...

Argh! It's nice today too! A perfect day to ride
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Be careful, Glove. When I was a passenger, I closed my eyes so I couldn't anticipate a turn etc. Not sure if it helped my grandma though...

Argh! It's nice today too! A perfect day to ride
Helped your grandma? Sounded like your grandma was riding! lol
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Quick question for you all: When entering residential side streets, is it still 50km/h unless there's a sign?

In the PRS notes, it says when leaving a school zone area into a side street, proceed with 30km/h even if there's no sign, but if I am driving into a side street not knowing if there's a school nearby, what's the speed then?
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@peazs - oh nono. My grandma was riding the scooter while I was sitting in the back; this was a long, long time ago.

Your question: In Surrey, residential streets are 50km/hr unless stated otherwise by a regulatory sign (black and white).

For your school zone question, I think the "proceed with 30km/h" when making a turn only applies when you're still in the school zone (haven't passed the second school zone sign). If you've already passed the second school zone sign, then you can accelerate to the posted speed.

Maybe give your instructor at PRS a shout; I sent Chris an email about right turns before my exam and he answered Very helpful. LOVE PRS staff

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Noticed at prs they never really covered riding in the rain as a topic. Whatd you guys learn/know about riding in this kind of weather? Today was really my first time riding in the rain (It was a 40km commute lol).

Little things people have told me/common sense
-leave extra room between you and cars and scan far, far ahead
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-avoid riding in the center of the lanes (oil gathers there)
-cautious when riding when rain first starts to fall (mix of oil/rain that hasn't been washed down yet
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Quick question for you all: When entering residential side streets, is it still 50km/h unless there's a sign?

In the PRS notes, it says when leaving a school zone area into a side street, proceed with 30km/h even if there's no sign, but if I am driving into a side street not knowing if there's a school nearby, what's the speed then?
The limit remains 50 as far as I know. 50 is quite fast to be going in a neighbourhood, though; the fastest I went on my road test in neighbourhoods was 40.
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Quick question for you all: When entering residential side streets, is it still 50km/h unless there's a sign?

In the PRS notes, it says when leaving a school zone area into a side street, proceed with 30km/h even if there's no sign, but if I am driving into a side street not knowing if there's a school nearby, what's the speed then?
just ask the icbc person when the time for your test comes
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For the residential, just go at a safe/what you're comfortable with speed. Some streets will have a lot of driveways, some hidden. Some will be narrow with cars on both sides... you'll want enough time to react if something happens. Like BillyBishop said, you don't want to be blasting through neighbourhoods too fast. I went 40 on a few, 30 at one point, and 50 only when I had a clear view of everything.
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