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Re: I found a CHEAP route to gaining a full bike licence!

#16 Post by Fidgetgreen » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:31 pm

We haven't been swindled into paying for training. Most training schools are very upfront with the cost of the tests. You are paying to hire a bike from them, for training and for an escort to the test centre. You can't ride a 600cc bike without an instructor on public roads I believe so where are you going to practice? If you are really experienced, most schools should give you a 2/3 day option for around £400. How much will it cost you to insure the bike for one / two days?
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#17 Post by Gerontious » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:13 pm

I would be shocked if either the OP or this newbie ever came back to the forum again. Join - drop a bomb and never return.
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Re: I found a CHEAP route to gaining a full bike licence!

#18 Post by Gavc88 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:08 pm

Gerontious wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:13 pm
I would be shocked if either the OP or this newbie ever came back to the forum again. Join - drop a bomb and never return.
It is half term after all..

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Re: I found a CHEAP route to gaining a full bike licence!

#19 Post by Six30 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:59 pm

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Wow, really. People here like to play it super ultra safe. You all are assuming most people are totally inexperienced. You can learn Module1 and 2 on youtube! Get familiar with it and that's it.

That is, for anyone who already can ride geared motorcycles, who have a good amount of experience.

Found a website that gives insurance to people who are going to take their test, so I'm applying for that. Paying 500, 600, 700 or more for A license? Nah...
You guys are either shilling for those overpriced courses or you're just too naive.

Or we are not all tight arsed or skint... you want some one to go halves on buying the bike to ... was that you sitting outside Tescos on a piece of cardboard with a cap placed on the floor half full of pennies.
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#20 Post by raesewell » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:18 pm

And a dog Don't forget the dog. Which begs the question how do they afford to feed the dog :D

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#21 Post by Six30 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:29 pm

raesewell wrote:
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And a dog Don't forget the dog. Which begs the question how do they afford to feed the dog :D


He sold the dog to get his bike...
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#22 Post by Bender » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:58 pm

Gerontious wrote:
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Re: I found a CHEAP route to gaining a full bike licence!

#23 Post by fq-craigus » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:40 am

run13 wrote:Wow, really. People here like to play it super ultra safe. You all are assuming most people are totally inexperienced. You can learn Module1 and 2 on youtube! Get familiar with it and that's it.

That is, for anyone who already can ride geared motorcycles, who have a good amount of experience.

Found a website that gives insurance to people who are going to take their test, so I'm applying for that. Paying 500, 600, 700 or more for A license? Nah...
You guys are either shilling for those overpriced courses or you're just too naive.
Not about playing it safe. We all know what it's like to ride a bike and how invaluable knowledge and advice is.
Plus we have to share the road with people that wing it through tests and realise they are out of their depth when they get in the real world.
You can learn a lot on YouTube yes but riding a motorbike isn't one of them

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#24 Post by Copycat73 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:11 pm

this subject comes round at regular intervals.. the biggest obstacle is the insurance ...

it would appear there is one provider that offers some assistance in this respect ..

E-bike

"Can you insure me before I take my full bike test?
Yes. We provide on road cover for up to 14 days before your full bike test, provided that you are under professional tuition. If you have not booked your test or it's more than 14 days away, we won't be able to insure you.

You are covered during your test and afterwards if you pass. You are not covered to ride home if you have failed your test.

Please contact us via email at bike@brightsideinsurance.co.uk within 7 days of the date of your test to advise us of your result. If you have failed your test and are unable to do a retest imminently, we may need to cancel your policy. "

not exactly the panacea,clever cloggs know it all solution some had proclaimed .... :popcorn:

https://www.ebikeinsurance.co.uk/help/c ... -bike-test

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Re: I found a CHEAP route to gaining a full bike licence!

#25 Post by Westbeef » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:17 am

Copycat73 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:11 pm
this subject comes round at regular intervals.. the biggest obstacle is the insurance ...

it would appear there is one provider that offers some assistance in this respect ..

E-bike

"Can you insure me before I take my full bike test?
Yes. We provide on road cover for up to 14 days before your full bike test, provided that you are under professional tuition. If you have not booked your test or it's more than 14 days away, we won't be able to insure you.

You are covered during your test and afterwards if you pass. You are not covered to ride home if you have failed your test.

Please contact us via email at bike@brightsideinsurance.co.uk within 7 days of the date of your test to advise us of your result. If you have failed your test and are unable to do a retest imminently, we may need to cancel your policy. "

not exactly the panacea,clever cloggs know it all solution some had proclaimed .... :popcorn:

https://www.ebikeinsurance.co.uk/help/c ... -bike-test
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Re: I found a CHEAP route to gaining a full bike licence!

#26 Post by KWCFC » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:36 pm

If you can't afford the costs for a DAS then you can't afford to be a biker. Period.

The training costs are just the start...

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Re: I found a CHEAP route to gaining a full bike licence!

#27 Post by Hoggs » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:15 am

KWCFC wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:36 pm
If you can't afford the costs for a DAS then you can't afford to be a biker. Period.

The training costs are just the start...
ha! this is depressingly accurate :lol:
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Re: I found a CHEAP route to gaining a full bike licence!

#28 Post by mikestrivens » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:09 pm

Yes I have spent as much on gear as my bike cost.
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Re: I found a CHEAP route to gaining a full bike licence!

#29 Post by Speedy23 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:47 am

Sussex-Paul wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:01 pm
How do you get the bike to test centres???
....Find someone who will take you there as a pillion.....
Oh my God, what's happened? I don't know man...I just got here myself!

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#30 Post by Speedy23 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:52 am

Sussex-Paul wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:01 pm
How do you get the bike to test centres???
Errr....find someone who will take you to the test centre as a pillion? :thumb:
Oh my God, what's happened? I don't know man...I just got here myself!