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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by anth_85 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:36 pm

booked my CBT for sunday, just me and my wife on it I believe. Not sure if it's wise us both doing it together at the same time :scratch:

We've both been driving for over 10 years and I cycle to work sometime so I'm used to road positioning, shoulder checks ect. We'll see if we can get to the end of the day without killing each other.



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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Impy2 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:44 pm

My wife and I are going to be doing our CBT soon so I will be interested to hear how you get on. I too wasn't sure if we should do it together or separately. Good luck with it.
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Post by anth_85 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:14 pm

Well that is the CBT out the way. There was only me and my wife on it which was really good. We briefly went through the classroom stuff, since we've both been driving for so long it was pretty straight forward. Then we were taken to a nearby car park. It's pretty large and the trainer was saying it was inspected and approved and they have an agreement with the owner. Went through the usual controls, starting, stopping, bite point ect. Then onto some gear changes, and observations (life saver ect) finally emergency stops.

All that done then back to the shop to be radio'ed up. Then out we went. We both had a couple of stalls, but nothing to worry about. I found I kept forgetting that the indicator doesn't auto cancel, and I sometimes forgot which gear I was in. First half I led, second half she led. We had a short stop in the middle to discuss what we had done well and what not so well. Stuff like not doing a life saver check when avoiding parked cars was something I didn't think about.

I definitely feel like I could do with some more practice but I guess that's the whole point of being on L plates, you're not going to be ready for the test after one day.

I was swaying backwards and forwards all day to whether to get a 125 to practice on for a few months. But for the price of them, for how short a time I'd have it and for having to avoid a motorway part of my commute means I've booked my first proper lesson for next saturday. Made me feel good when the owner asked the cbt instructor if I should start on a big bike and he said "oh yea".

Doing it with my wife was actually really good, we were able to advise each other and were unusually supportive of each other :lol:

I think the plan going forward will be for me to do the lessons and tests the buy a bike. Once we've done that then I'll take my wife to the car park so she can do some pre-lesson practice so it takes her less time (and costs us less) when she comes to doing the full lessons. Can you be taught on your own bike, obviously if your insured? Can you get insurance if your not a bike school? She likes the idea of getting used to riding one bike.

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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Bender » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:59 pm

First step done, you can get insurance for 125 with cbt but after that you need to pass first test and then insurance only valid with instructions from qualified instructor, or go days and be done.
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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Mommasoph » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:18 pm

My cbt is booked ! Anytips for short riders lol ! I’m hpping To do it on a geared bike

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Post by mikestrivens » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:12 pm

You won't have a problem reaching the ground with the bikes they use on the CBT. It will be after you have got your licence that you need to find a bike you are comfortable with a short leg problem.
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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Mommasoph » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:04 am

Hi mike , I’ve just brought a Honda shadow 125 it’s perfect x

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Post by mikestrivens » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:22 pm

Mommasoph wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:04 am
Hi mike , I’ve just brought a Honda shadow 125 it’s perfect x
Jolly good. Enjoy the experience.
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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Mommasoph » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:52 pm

Ok did my cbt today and not passed . Got it re booked for 2 weeks . I’m happy tho . Was much harder than I thought and by the afternoon was tired lol !!! It’s hard to grasp the gears and balance for me anyway so he said I pretty much smashed it hit need an hour on the pad not tires and peaked ! Then I’m road ready all I would say is I’m so glad I knew the controls before hand as it made it easier for me to understand !!!! Wish me luck people !

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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Tango » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:07 pm

Mommasoph wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:52 pm
Ok did my cbt today and not passed . Got it re booked for 2 weeks . I’m happy tho . Was much harder than I thought and by the afternoon was tired lol !!! It’s hard to grasp the gears and balance for me anyway so he said I pretty much smashed it hit need an hour on the pad not tires and peaked ! Then I’m road ready all I would say is I’m so glad I knew the controls before hand as it made it easier for me to understand !!!! Wish me luck people !
Good luck for 2 weeks time...... 8-)
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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Mommasoph » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:12 pm

Thank you ! I’m so excited ! I can’t wait to be on the road I just wanna make sure I’m ready to be on the road 😂

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Post by Tango » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:16 pm

Mommasoph wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Thank you ! I’m so excited ! I can’t wait to be on the road I just wanna make sure I’m ready to be on the road 😂
That's the best way to be......take your time with the CBT and absorb as much information and advice as you can...... 8-)
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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Mommasoph » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:41 pm

Thank you ! I ache so much guess I was tense lol . I’ll keep the page posted I just can’t wait !

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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Hoggs » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:55 pm

Tango wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:16 pm
Mommasoph wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Thank you ! I’m so excited ! I can’t wait to be on the road I just wanna make sure I’m ready to be on the road 😂
That's the best way to be......take your time with the CBT and absorb as much information and advice as you can...... 8-)
:stupid: bit of extra tuition is never a bad thing! you'll enjoy it much more now you've got the gears sorted and riding tired is the worst thing ever!!
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Re: CBT - Experiences of other Members

Post by Mommasoph » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:05 pm

Thank you ! On days like today I just can’t wait . Should be picking my bike up next week !

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