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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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Re: Module 1 - members test experiences

#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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