Got my P's today

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Hello Earth, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Hello Earth

    Hello Earth Guest

    Finally managed to find the $225 to do the course for my P's today
    (Vic). All went well up until the final test bit, and I managed to
    fail by 1 point (40 is a pass, I managed to get 41....do'h)
    Apparently bu braking was a little sloow and my turns were not quick
    enough.

    I walked away swearing to myself and blaming everybody but myself, and
    then the assessor mentioned that I can re-sit the test bit only for
    $65...2 hours later I walked out with my bit of paper. :)

    Now all I need is a bloody bike.................
     
    Hello Earth, Oct 25, 2005
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  2. Hello Earth

    sanbar Guest

    If you want to get a feel for the falling off bit while you're still
    bikeless, just find a convenient brick wall and run into it at a fair
    old clip.[1]
    Other than that, swear here and now that you're never, ever, ever going
    to be silly enough to come off, mkay?
    Congrats on the licence. It's a whole new world.
    - sanbar

    [1] I've doodled[2] twice myself!
    [2] doo·dle (noun, past and past participle doo·dled, present participle
    doo·dling, 3rd person present singular doo·dles). 1. intransitive verb
    to separate from a mode of transport at an inappropriate time resulting
    in sore ribs largely brought about by much ribbing. 2. transitive verb
    to come unstuck in such a manner.
     
    sanbar, Oct 25, 2005
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  3. Hello Earth

    Hello Earth Guest


    I a'int got a bike yet anyway, so my car should be safe from falling
    over :)
     
    Hello Earth, Oct 25, 2005
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  4. Hello Earth

    DJ Guest


    I went for my P's last Sunday and got it first go due to the fact that i had
    my own bike just after i got the L's ( I do think it helps a lot to get used
    to one bike for at least a few weeks). I bought a almost new Kwaka Er5
    (500cc) which more than meets my current needs as far as performance is
    concerned ( I'm well in my 40's so i think i've gotten over the speed
    thing).
    What I have noticed or perhaps i'm just plain paranoid, is that when I was
    on the L's, the traffic seemed to give me a fair go and made allowances for
    my novice tendencies, but since I haven't been wearing any L or P's (don't
    need to if over 30 in nsw and got full car lic) It feels like every bastard
    is out to kill me.
    DJ
     
    DJ, Oct 26, 2005
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  5. They're expecting you to go like a bat of hell and be gone when the morning
    comes!

    Don't worry, Smack's got me finger picking Blackbird on a four string guitar
    (damn kids) that's pinging it's head off!
     
    Pisshead Pete, Oct 26, 2005
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  6. Hello Earth

    DJ Guest

    I used Ampol Vortex today but it's too early to tell how different it will
    be......should i run this stuff in a ER-5?

    DJ
     
    DJ, Oct 26, 2005
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  7. Depends, does it ping? They only sell Caltex Vortex 'round my neck of the
    woods and going by anti-pinging numbers (garn Hammo!), cause it's less than
    the rest, it pays to buy Optimax down the road!
     
    Pisshead Pete, Oct 26, 2005
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  8. Hello Earth

    Skywings Guest

    Hi all,
    I've notice that too. I'm still learning and on my 9th or so
    lesson and I do seem to notice that cars do tend to give way to me a bit
    more than otherwise. I've been told that I pulled off a little slow but
    still car around me are patient enough to let me pass in most cases. I
    actually have my test next Thursday. I hope I pass. Do other state(other
    than WA that is) make people do figure 8's? Cos here in Perth they no
    longer do figure 8 but consecutive U turns instead i.e. figure O's


    PS.
    First time poster long time lurker here and still looking for the right
    first bike.
     
    Skywings, Oct 26, 2005
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  9. Hello Earth

    Nev.. Guest

    I was rather surprised to hear recently that someone I know passed their
    motorcycle licence test in Victoria without having ever ridden a
    motorcycle in the 3-6 months between obtaining his learners and doing
    the licence test.

    Nev..
    '03 ZX12R
     
    Nev.., Oct 27, 2005
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  10. Well, at least they wouldn't have picked up any bad habits...

    ;-)

    big
     
    Iain Chalmers, Oct 27, 2005
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  11. Hello Earth

    Knobdoodle Guest

    Fuckin' fuckin' mumble mumble PRICK!
    Clem
     
    Knobdoodle, Oct 27, 2005
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  12. Hello Earth

    Knobdoodle Guest

    "take these broken strings and learn to fly....."
    Clem
     
    Knobdoodle, Oct 27, 2005
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  13. Hello Earth

    Knobdoodle Guest

    **** OFF!!
    Clem
    (did Big Iain explain about harsh-week?)
     
    Knobdoodle, Oct 27, 2005
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    G-S Guest

    I think it's important to explain why we have to kick in da nutz when he
    finally buys a bike too (and why the kiki in da nutz isn't actually part
    of harsh week). [1]

    G-S

    [1] Insert obligatory harsh week insult of your choice.
     
    G-S, Oct 27, 2005
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  15. Hello Earth

    GB Guest

    Yeah, but what sort of a knob would do that?


    G
     
    GB, Oct 27, 2005
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  16. Hello Earth

    GB Guest

    Not true. You have to wear the 'L' plates while you're on the learner
    license. The P plates are obviated in the over-thirty/gold-license
    case, 'cos you don't go through the provisional stage.

    G
     
    GB, Oct 27, 2005
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  17. Well done, Clem. If you can play the lagerphone too you're in the band!
     
    Pisshead Pete, Oct 28, 2005
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  18. Hello Earth

    Skywings Guest

    If WA if you hold a car license and you are off you P's then you're still
    off you P's when you get you bike licence.
     
    Skywings, Oct 28, 2005
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  19. Hello Earth

    Skywings Guest

    I'll remember to wear a cup around here. :p
     
    Skywings, Oct 28, 2005
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  20. Hello Earth

    justAL Guest

    Yeah I know one of those. Some cockhead at work too and he's moving into
    sales.

    ARSE ON PLATTER!!!!
    Hehe

    justAL
     
    justAL, Oct 28, 2005
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