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MOTORCYCLE TEST IN 2 DAYS ANY HELP?!

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I rented a uhaul to get my bike down to the testing center in trenton new jersey. Now ive been riding my bike around with my permit and have good control.. I would just like some help on what kinds of things i have to do for the test an what i could do to make me fail.? anything would help. I have everything working on the bike have a helmet that is DOT and have reflective stickers on both sides. The test is what im worried about.. Im spending almost 100 dollars to get the bike down there because no one can drive with me, i dont know anyone who has a bike. So any imput would be great.
Thanks guys, Really!
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The tests are online and some of them are on youtube. Look up MSF testing or MSF training.

It looks like it's mainly the braking and control of the bike. Staying between the lines, tight circle, shoulder checks. Checking your mirrors etc before you drive off. Keeping the best road position. Some standard traffic/sign questions.

Practice a lot and relax. No death grips.

You may be able to just call the testing centre and speak with the person who does the testing. You can do that here. They won't be really specific but will give you an idea.

Good luck and remember that the test can always be done again if you need more practice. Think of it as honing your skills
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Hey guys,
I rented a uhaul to get my bike down to the testing center in trenton new jersey. Now ive been riding my bike around with my permit and have good control.. I would just like some help on what kinds of things i have to do for the test an what i could do to make me fail.? anything would help. I have everything working on the bike have a helmet that is DOT and have reflective stickers on both sides. The test is what im worried about.. Im spending almost 100 dollars to get the bike down there because no one can drive with me, i dont know anyone who has a bike. So any imput would be great.
Thanks guys, Really!
Mike

Try calling some dealers around that area, somebody must know somebody willing to help out.

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Try calling some dealers around that area, somebody must know somebody willing to help out.
Dealers?? what do you mean, like call the yamaha place down the street? ya think they would ask around for me? really. Hmm never would have thought of that.
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Dealers?? what do you mean, like call the yamaha place down the street? ya think they would ask around for me? really. Hmm never would have thought of that.
Well it might help even more if the local dealer is a candidate for future repairs, tyres etc




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Dealers?? what do you mean, like call the yamaha place down the street? ya think they would ask around for me? really. Hmm never would have thought of that.


If I were running a shop and somebody called me I'm sure I could find somebody willing to spend a couple of hours riding with you :-)

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Slow speed control, breaking, swerving, cornering.

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Re: MOTORCYCLE TEST IN 2 DAYS ANY HELP?!

(Advice from a UK rider):

When you do an emergency stop - only your left foot is supposed to touch the road when you stop (not the right). Practice stopping only on to your left foot.

Don't forget your life saver glances whenever changing lanes (left & right).

Keep to the centre of your road lane at all times.

Don't forget to turn your indicators' off after using them.

Practice your slow moving U-turn - clutch/throttle control.

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Keep to the centre of your road lane at all times.
Let's rethink this.

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... on the road, on your side, stay in the MIDDLE of it. Not too close to the pavement/sidewalk, and not to close to the oncoming traffic is how that's meant to come across
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... on the road, on your side, stay in the MIDDLE of it. Not too close to the pavement/sidewalk, and not to close to the oncoming traffic is how that's meant to come across
I understand but what happens if you are behind a truck? Still in the middle or maybe a little to the left to assure the driver sees you in his mirror? What about a dead deer and the truck just drives over it due to clearing and you are in the middle and maybe even to close to the truck? What about during cornering?

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I agree with what you've said totally. And you know what I mean --- maintaining a confident position on the road.
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Let's rethink this.
Yup, my course taught that all the oil etc is in the middle of the road so your happy zone is the LEFT tire track when no one is around you. It changes to the right depending on the traffic around you. It's all in an effort to make people see you and give you the best "out" and safety bubble. It's also the 'blocking position' so your best spot sometimes is in a place that won't allow cars to try to move into your lane.

If you can't see him in the mirror, he can't see you.
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Yes I agree with the above too, I usually sit close to the white line, keeps idiot drivers from trying to squeeze past, but not close enough they try to undertake. Also vehicles that have gone before you will have cleared debris with their tyres, it also allows you to shoot past in an emergency and you always will have a better view of what is happening up front.
Just remember your acceleration which means you never have to sit close to the vehicle in front but not so far back that an idiot in a car tries to move into that space.




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