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Re: Module 1 - members test experiences

#631 Post by Fulltwist890 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:35 pm

Thanks for the reply,
The test was completed start/finish.
Had a good feel for it and was completely shocked when I received the mark......


Maybe next time :)

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Re: Module 1 - members test experiences

#632 Post by JackieOWheels » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:54 pm

Ash18089012 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:35 pm
Thanks for the reply,
The test was completed start/finish.
Had a good feel for it and was completely shocked when I received the mark......


Maybe next time :)
Then you'll defo make it next time! Hoping to hear good news! Good Luck! :thumb:
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Re: Module 1 - members test experiences

#633 Post by Kuksool » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:37 pm

I think the whole test process for bikes is flawed. Makes some money to cover their costs I guess but for road users, especially more experienced ones, the tests are rubbish in my view. Did that missed check over your shoulder in a car park make you a danger on the road? No. If they are checking you can handle a bike at low speed then check that. Don’t check observations when there is nothing to observe. It’s ridiculous.

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Re: Module 1 - members test experiences

#634 Post by Bender » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:06 pm

Kuksool wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:37 pm
I think the whole test process for bikes is flawed. Makes some money to cover their costs I guess but for road users, especially more experienced ones, the tests are rubbish in my view. Did that missed check over your shoulder in a car park make you a danger on the road? No. If they are checking you can handle a bike at low speed then check that. Don’t check observations when there is nothing to observe. It’s ridiculous.
I watched a kid on a bike come within inches of being wiped out this morning, all for the lack of looking over his shoulder.
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Re: Module 1 - members test experiences

#635 Post by S-Westerly » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:16 am

Kuksool wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:37 pm
I think the whole test process for bikes is flawed. Makes some money to cover their costs I guess but for road users, especially more experienced ones, the tests are rubbish in my view. Did that missed check over your shoulder in a car park make you a danger on the road? No. If they are checking you can handle a bike at low speed then check that. Don’t check observations when there is nothing to observe. It’s ridiculous.
There's a reason shoulder checks are called lifesavers. The point of doing them during Mod 1 is to ram it home so it becomes an automatic reflexive action.
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Re: Module 1 - members test experiences

#636 Post by Fulltwist890 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:51 pm

With regard to the missed life saver I understand the fail.
My previous fail was for a love tap (foot down) on the uturn.
Just frustrated and gutted all for that. I also feel
If the fault was dangerous why the test wasn’t aborted-and why was I allowed to continue.
Also I’m told in certain circumstances you can be asked to complete manoeuvres again?

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Re: Module 1 - members test experiences

#637 Post by Bender » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:57 pm

Fall over and the test will be aborted, they don't want you to fail it's not personal, foot down is not dangerous it's just showing your control is not up to scratch and its a fail, take the extra practice, take it on the chin and good luck next time
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#638 Post by Fulltwist890 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:26 pm

Bender,
I was taught to ride like you haven’t failed if you think you may have.
I’m confident il do it the next time the availability is the end of August.

Keeping all my fingers crossed

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#639 Post by Bender » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:40 pm

Yup don't think you have failed cause you might not have, definitely more appropriate on mod 2 :thumb:
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Re: Module 1 - members test experiences

#640 Post by Fulltwist890 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:08 pm

Passed mod one flying colours. Clean shit.
Thanks guys. :wink:

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#641 Post by skyrider » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:10 pm

yippee
i dont know where im going but i will when i get there

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Re: Module 1 - members test experiences

#642 Post by JackieOWheels » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:17 pm

Fulltwist890 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Passed mod one flying colours. Clean shit.
Thanks guys. :wink:
Well done man! :)
Knew you'll nail it this time!
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Re: Module 1 - members test experiences

#643 Post by Bender » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:18 pm

Fulltwist890 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Passed mod one flying colours. Clean shit.
Thanks guys. :wink:
Congrats

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#644 Post by skyrider » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:19 pm

yea you don't need any roll :lol:
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Re: Module 1 - members test experiences

#645 Post by Slowside » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:10 pm

In the spirit of contributing something back, just completed my MOD1 yesterday at Kettering test centre.

The place itself is very open and modern, with plenty of conveniently placed parking. Just don’t park in the bay closest to the gates, else you will need to execute a u-turn just to get into the paddock.

Examiner was a very nice guy called Nick. Top marks to him for putting me at ease before and during the test.

Managed to pass with no faults. Overall I felt a little awkward due to nerves, but having completed dozens of mock tests beforehand it all went without a hitch.

As someone who has always found slow speed handling that hardest part of riding, none of it was overly challenging. The high speed manoeuvres are among the easiest to pull off in my experience since they are at the bikes happy speed. 50-60kmh is really where a modern 600 is in its element, with bags of grip and stability. You just look where you want it to go.

This test really is mind over matter. Easy to say now (was a bag of nerves before hand), but anything you can do to loosen up will go a long way to get your through the test.

Top tip, have a procedure for each stop and start and take lots of time. Mine was stop, life savers each side, neutral, listen to next instruction, LONG SLOW BREATH, click into 1st, life savers again.