Passed my class 6 yesterday, overall I thought the test was fairly easy. I will say this site was helpful in preparing me as what to watch for and do. The tester (a cutie btw) was also helpful in telling me to exaggerate my head movements.
I remember this thread: http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/sh...ass+6+richmond and the issue with the HOV lane, I was trying to wait for the broken lines and the tester was practically screaming at me to get over to the right, so I went over the solid white and had no problems at all.
All in all I think a major factor was that I did look and feel comfortable on my bike, as the tester did comment on that. A couple things I needed to work on was more consistancy on my shoulder checks and my lane position when making right turns (stay to the right of the lane) as well she thought I went a little slow in places, I tried to stay at or below the limit which is practically impossible for me to do otherwise.
So my advise to the guys trying to get their 6 is: only go if you're ready, doesn't matter if you've taken a course or not. If you are comfortable in controlling your bike the tester will see that and I'm sure they take that into account.
Sidenote: I seen a New Canadian immigrant trying to get her drivers licence while I was there and it was down right scary, the examiner comes in and tells the people she came with " no pass today, now I need you to translate for me... when we went to merge on the highway I used hand signals to tell her to speed up, she stopped and there was a bus behind us and we almost got rear-ended, that is very dangerous"
To top it all off when they where discussing in their own language, they just laughed it off as it was nothing. "ho,ho,ho ming wow choe wa, ho,ho,ho"
Pissed me off something severe. I got an idea, how about they learn the language first before getting their drivers licence so they can read the road signs and talk to the cops when they get pulled over for doing something illegal/dangerous?