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doing U turn in test

Post by hawkeyefxr » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:28 pm

Can someone tell me what space this should be done in please and what size bikes are used. A friend failed his test on this and i want to help him out if i can.
I never did this on my test in 1967, the examiner used to walk round, in fact i lost him for about 10 mins then saw him flapping his arms at the side of the road.
I passed lol



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Re: doing U turn in test

Post by Bender » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:55 pm

Bite my shiny, metal ass!

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Re: doing U turn in test

Post by bonio » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:08 pm

If you look at the diagrams @Bender mentions, the information you want is here
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... in other words, you need to do the U turn in a space 7.5m wide.
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Re: doing U turn in test

Post by hawkeyefxr » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:49 am

Cheers for that, makes sense that you have to show you are capable of controlling your bike.

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Re: doing U turn in test

Post by bymctol » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:28 am

The space you need is around 8 mtrs but i would suggest to ask your friend to take the help of the instructor as they know way better.

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Re: doing U turn in test

Post by Arwen » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:15 am

If your friend wants an easy way to practise... I use two parking spaces (side by side) in an old unused carpark. They are roughly the right width.
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Re: doing U turn in test

Post by JackieOWheels » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:59 am

Arwen wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:15 am
If your friend wants an easy way to practise... I use two parking spaces (side by side) in an old unused carpark. They are roughly the right width.
I would say it's closer to three parking spaces but it does depend on the car park but if your friend @bonio gets good with two spaces, they should have no bother on test day.
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Re: doing U turn in test

Post by Melmik » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:07 pm

I remember doing my test about 20 years ago. The examiner found what I think was the thinnist road ever and got me to push it in a u turn to make sure my bike could do it at full lock, then made me ride the u turn. It was pretty much kerb to kerb. I managed it due to my instructor making me practice slow manoeuvres alot. I have done a slow riding course recently and it makes a massive difference as well boosting confidence especially as my triumph Explorer has a high centre of gravity.

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Re: doing U turn in test

Post by geofferz » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:28 pm

Such a dumb exercise. Why should putting your foot down be a fail? 😂
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Re: doing U turn in test

Post by S-Westerly » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:53 pm

Now that we're all grown up I'd be interested to know how many of us put our feet down on u-turns? I often do unless the road is wide enough to make a nice easy curve.
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Re: doing U turn in test

Post by geofferz » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:33 pm

S-Westerly wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:53 pm
Now that we're all grown up I'd be interested to know how many of us put our feet down on u-turns? I often do unless the road is wide enough to make a nice easy curve.
I think I've done 1 u turn in my life
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Re: doing U turn in test

Post by Bender » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:58 pm

I hated them for mod 1 it's well documented lol, but since passing I have done loads when needed and not once have I had to put a foot down.
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Re: doing U turn in test

Post by XTreme » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:17 pm

hawkeyefxr wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:28 pm
Can someone tell me what space this should be done in please and what size bikes are used. A friend failed his test on this and i want to help him out if i can.
I never did this on my test in 1967, the examiner used to walk round, in fact i lost him for about 10 mins then saw him flapping his arms at the side of the road.
I passed lol
Same with me in 1971!

You could wheelie your way round the other 3 blocks, or even bin it, and he'd never know any different! :lol:

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