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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonesey View Post
    All the best for the test tomorrow. Mod 2 is a piece of cake. Just relax and ride like you're out on your own. I got one minor for not exiting onto a slip road quickly enough from the dual carriageway. Just make sure to take your time if you need to, don't panic, do your head checks and cancel your indicators :)
    Thanks very much. Yes, those damned indicators

    Quote Originally Posted by greenandblack View Post
    Had been missing this thread, and no wonder when it comes back with such drama! Well done on the discount, and hope the osteopath set you up for breezing through the test tomorrow
    That's kind, thank you! Not sure about the back yet - my fear is that the hour's ride to the test centre will leave me wishing I was off the bike, but time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynam0humm View Post
    Triumph Thailand is its own separate company, but itís wholly owned by Triumph Motorcycle Limited;

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    All the best for tomorrow mate. As mentioned before, relax, indicators, life savers and remember to do 40 when in a 40 (refer to side street 30mph signs to remind you you're in a 40 as not always easily marked). Hope that makes sense?

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    Good Luck Tony, remember to pull a wheelie at the start to show some confidence, they always love that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Thanks very much. Yes, those damned indicators



    That's kind, thank you! Not sure about the back yet - my fear is that the hour's ride to the test centre will leave me wishing I was off the bike, but time will tell.
    Remember: on a BMW you donít have to use them so ask for a different test bike if it worries you
    Well, everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinnock View Post
    All the best for tomorrow mate. As mentioned before, relax, indicators, life savers and remember to do 40 when in a 40 (refer to side street 30mph signs to remind you you're in a 40 as not always easily marked). Hope that makes sense?
    That's an excellent tip, as it happens - thanks mate

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    Good Luck Tony, remember to pull a wheelie at the start to show some confidence, they always love that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Remember: on a BMW you donít have to use them so ask for a different test bike if it worries you
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    Good luck for tomorrow Tony. When I did my test I had a plain black Arai and my instructor told me to put the two extra supplied stickers on the back - makes it more obvious to the guy following that you're doing the lifesavers and could make the difference between a pass or fail.


    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Triumph Thailand is its own separate company, but itís wholly owned by Triumph Motorcycle Limited;
    Yep, but the point is that you wouldn't consider an Indian or Guzzi because they aren't British and ended up with a bike made in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynam0humm View Post
    Good luck for tomorrow Tony. When I did my test I had a plain black Arai and my instructor told me to put the two extra supplied stickers on the back - makes it more obvious to the guy following that you're doing the lifesavers and could make the difference between a pass or fail.
    Thanks very much :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynam0humm View Post
    Good luck for tomorrow Tony. When I did my test I had a plain black Arai and my instructor told me to put the two extra supplied stickers on the back - makes it more obvious to the guy following that you're doing the lifesavers and could make the difference between a pass or fail.




    Yep, but the point is that you wouldn't consider an Indian or Guzzi because they aren't British and ended up with a bike made in Thailand.
    Doesn't make it a Thai bike anymore than a Nissan manufactured in the Uk makes it a British Car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynam0humm View Post
    Good luck for tomorrow Tony. When I did my test I had a plain black Arai and my instructor told me to put the two extra supplied stickers on the back - makes it more obvious to the guy following that you're doing the lifesavers and could make the difference between a pass or fail.




    Yep, but the point is that you wouldn't consider an Indian or Guzzi because they aren't British and ended up with a bike made in Thailand.
    I never said I didnít consider them. I said Iíd rather buy British, and as far as Iím concerned Triumph is a British company with overseas subsidiaryís.... which is fine by me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    The test is on Thursday but thank you. I think I may have started some kind of motorbike frenzy
    Best of luck for tomorrow and hope you really enjoy the pick up on Friday !

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    Good luck Tony

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    Good luck! Remember plenty of shoulder checks and to cancel indicators after each turn!

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    And don't get lost and ride off round town for 20 minutes like I did (in the pre-radio era)

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    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    And don't get lost and ride off round town for 20 minutes like I did (in the pre-radio era)
    Haha - I did the same - I had a cancellation so was round a one way system and streets I was unfamiliar with, although my fault for missing a right turn. I did get a talking to about "can only assess what I can see" but happily still passed first time !

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    Thanks chaps - just got back! A couple of moments, but I passed!!!

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    Well done mate!
    Well, everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Thanks chaps - just got back! A couple of moments, but I passed!!!
    Excellent! Congrats.

    Enjoy the new bike tomorrow.

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    Great news!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Thanks chaps - just got back! A couple of moments, but I passed!!!
    Brilliant stuff!

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    Well done, great feeling, now get your leg over the Triumph and go for a nice long ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB2 View Post
    Haha - I did the same - I had a cancellation so was round a one way system and streets I was unfamiliar with, although my fault for missing a right turn. I did get a talking to about "can only assess what I can see" but happily still passed first time !
    Ditto.

    When I did my part 1 the freezing fog was so thick the examiner couldn't see all the course but was good enough to point out that he couldn't so I could do whatever I wanted at that end

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Thanks chaps - just got back! A couple of moments, but I passed!!!
    well done that man :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Thanks chaps - just got back! A couple of moments, but I passed!!!
    I had no doubt! Now the learning begins in earnest

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    Well done T
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    Brilliant. I bet you feel like a kid again. Ride safe Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Thanks chaps - just got back! A couple of moments, but I passed!!!
    Well done, how did you find it. Please share

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    congrats on passing first time , have fun on the new bike and be safe :)

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    Well done

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    Excellent news, well done T.

    Welcome to the brotherhood, now you can annoy every car driver as you filter through traffic jams!

    Forgot to say, show us your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Thanks chaps - just got back! A couple of moments, but I passed!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Thanks chaps - just got back! A couple of moments, but I passed!!!
    A Triumph of a day Tony well done

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    Very well done indeed Tony


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    Fantastic news!

    Well done Tony.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Congrats!

    Hopefully a month of reasonable weather to get some experience before next Ďseasoní.

    Onwards and upwards

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    Well done Tony - enjoy your new bike 😀

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    Excellent - well done Tony! Do share the war stories.

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    Fantastic Tony, well done you 👍🏻. Bet youíre looking forward to tomorrow now 😂

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    You lot have been amazing, seriously. I've loved having this thread running, so thank you!!

    With regard to today, I did pick up a few minors, mostly from a mixture of nerves and back pain. However, the two that stood out were:

    1) Failing to overtake a learner (car) driver on a dual carriageway. I did think about it, but missed an opportunity to pull out safely before a line of traffic got too close; after that we were approaching some lights so I decided not to do anything that might be considered imprudent. The examiner said I definitely should have gone for it, though.

    2) Going a little too quickly as I went past a bin lorry that was stationary between parked cars on either side of the road. Thinking about it, that one was a fair cop.

    The others were just very minor, not helped by the fact that my bad back was hurting me a lot and was proving to be a bit more of a distraction than I'd hoped. Oh, and I was fine with my indicating, which I thought might result in a minor at least as I have a habit of leaving them on that I need to eradicate. Overall, I'm happy with my performance, although I'd have liked a clean sheet really... not that it matters now, right? Looking forward to increasing my knowledge and experience, though, and I'm going to take an advanced course with the training school in the spring.

    Anyway, thanks once again for all the fantastic support (hugely appreciated), and I'll post some photos of my new bike tomorrow. I'm collecting it at about 9.30 in the morning. I still can't believe I've done it, less than two months after committing to getting a "proper" bike!
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    Dangerous thread this! Did my CBT about 20 years ago with my then girlfriend (now SWMBO). Both passed and I really enjoyed the experience but then she got cold feet and came over all sensible 🙄. Told me that we werenít going to pursue a life in leather clothing.

    Now, Iím turning 50 next month and thanks to this thread I mentioned to SWMBO that for my 50th it would be a great idea for me to follow Tonyís example. Seems perfectly reasonable to me.

    I got ĎThe Lookí! Thatíll be a no then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMater View Post
    Dangerous thread this! Did my CBT about 20 years ago with my then girlfriend (now SWMBO). Both passed and I really enjoyed the experience but then she got cold feet and came over all sensible . Told me that we werenít going to pursue a life in leather clothing.

    Now, Iím turning 50 next month and thanks to this thread I mentioned to SWMBO that for my 50th it would be a great idea for me to follow Tonyís example. Seems perfectly reasonable to me.

    I got ĎThe Lookí! Thatíll be a no then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMater View Post
    Dangerous thread this! Did my CBT about 20 years ago with my then girlfriend (now SWMBO). Both passed and I really enjoyed the experience but then she got cold feet and came over all sensible . Told me that we werenít going to pursue a life in leather clothing.

    Now, Iím turning 50 next month and thanks to this thread I mentioned to SWMBO that for my 50th it would be a great idea for me to follow Tonyís example. Seems perfectly reasonable to me.

    I got ĎThe Lookí! Thatíll be a no then.
    Lets sit back for another 784 posts 👍

    Good luck with your tests.

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    Great news! Very pleased for you - you certainly put the effort in - enjoy your new bike tomorrow !

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    Well done
    it was probably a bit harder than when I passed my test way back when.
    all you had to do was ride around the block and throw in some hand signals.

    Weíve had some excellent weather these last days.
    I visited Swindon one day [lots of bike shops on Elgin way] and Stratford the next it was so hot I was in a tee shirt.

    I love the last days of sunshine,I will SORN my bike at the end of the month though.
    my purpose built bike garage will be finnished by then so my bike will be secure and out of the elements.






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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    I love the last days of sunshine,I will SORN my bike at the end of the month though.
    my purpose built bike garage will be finnished by then so my bike will be secure and out of the elements.
    I used to SORN mine but for 6 months it didn't seem worth losing October & March plus some nice if chilly days inbetween. I suppose now can pay monthly and SORN on & off but now I ride pretty much all year even if sometimes it is probably stubborness but as a bike rider I hate traffic !

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB2 View Post
    I used to SORN mine but for 6 months it didn't seem worth losing October & March plus some nice if chilly days inbetween. I suppose now can pay monthly and SORN on & off but now I ride pretty much all year even if sometimes it is probably stubborness but as a bike rider I hate traffic !
    I used to ride all year but not now,I only enjoy riding in sunshine plus I hate getting my bike dirty with road salt etc.

    I canít wait for my garage to be finnished itís my very first [late in life] but itís being built exactly how I want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Thanks chaps - just got back! A couple of moments, but I passed!!!
    Nice one pal!
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