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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Blackholesun » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:25 pm

Thanks everyone i appreciate the messages...somenother things came to mind that the instructor also said as I booked my test a month before why hadn't I looked up some stuff on YouTube to familiar myself with his the gears work ...i said I didn't do this when I learnt to drive but he then said this is a CBT! Not a lesson...should I have done this before?

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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by dynax » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:32 pm

Blackholesun wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:25 pm
Thanks everyone i appreciate the messages...somenother things came to mind that the instructor also said as I booked my test a month before why hadn't I looked up some stuff on YouTube to familiar myself with his the gears work ...i said I didn't do this when I learnt to drive but he then said this is a CBT! Not a lesson...should I have done this before?
No! the school provide you with basic training, the instructors are there to teach you the basics and guide you how to ride safely, any instructor that bullies you into a situation should be reported as they are not doing their job to the correct standard :thumb:
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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by James in Brum » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:10 pm

Yay instructor was a tit. It’s okay to be a novice. Given your recent experience perhaps book with a different school and ring them first and discuss that you are novice with them first. They might’ve able to book you with other novices.
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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by onesea » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:22 am

@Blackholesun
I thought my first CBT instructor was an idiot, well yours has aced him.

Find another school tell them what happened, because of that experience you will need an understanding instructor...

Maybe ask on Facebook to find good local schools...
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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Blackholesun » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:02 am

I'll def use another school as I have a few where I live in Staines just next door to Heathrow airport....

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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by xMachina » Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:45 pm

Blackholesun wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:25 pm
he then said this is a CBT! Not a lesson...
Erm, that's exactly what it is - compulsory basic TRAINING! Sounds to me like he just likes doing renewals, I'm sure if you go to another local school they will have had plenty of students go to them with similar stories.
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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Blackholesun » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:25 am

I posted on here about a month ago about a bad CBT experience but I'm so happy now as I did another one yesterday at a diff school and gained my certificate and had a brilliant day.it was so thorough and so different to the last one with over an an on safety talks at the start and the guys made me feel so at ease and gave me so much confidence. I know I need to buy a bike to gain more practical experience but I can't reinforce enough how much more happy I am after the last one!

So now to a 125cc..I want a Japanese bike so no keeway or lexmoto etc but should I buy on something like AutoTrader or is Facebook or gumtree ok ? Also what is the max mileage to have on the clock as my budget is circa £1500 also I've seen some for sale with no mot..should I give these a wide berth or not? Thanks guys

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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by daveinlim » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:57 pm

Excellent that you had a proper instructor this time around.
I've had a Honda cb125f as my first bike. Basic works horse but very reliable however not hugely entertaining after a while. My current bike is a Suzuki gsxs125 and I think it's probably the best 125 out there albeit still just a 125.
Enjoy shopping around for a bike. Sit on a few before deciding what's best.

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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Bender » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:09 pm

@Blackholesun

Well done, sounds like you had a good day, that's the way it's supposed to go.

I got my 125 from eBay I think lol, paid 1k, low mileage, took some finding just keep looking you will find one.
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Post by Tiggie » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:24 pm

For me a recent M.O.T. is a must.

Means you know whatever you are buying has working brakes and a horn that goes beep :lol:
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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Blackholesun » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:28 pm

Cheers everyone went mad and bought myself a yamaha ybr 125cc today ...rode it home the 10 miles! Not a bad deal i though as though it's an 08 plate it had 13 months on the mot and 5k miles on clock for £900

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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Bender » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:12 pm

@Blackholesun

Look after it you may get more for it when the sun shines again 👍
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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Tigs » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:18 pm

Blackholesun wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:28 pm
Cheers everyone went mad and bought myself a yamaha ybr 125cc today ...rode it home the 10 miles! Not a bad deal i though as though it's an 08 plate it had 13 months on the mot and 5k miles on clock for £900

Did you barter them down - or was that the asking price.. I'm rubbish at this kind of thing - and have just started looking myself :)

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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Blackholesun » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:43 pm

Got £50 off...I'm certainly no del boy! Sold my car yesterday and got beat down from £400 to £375!

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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Tigs » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:45 pm

I still think you got a good deal :)

Nothing round my way even close .. although we are heading into a cold snap - so i'm keeping my eyes peeled!

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