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    I got my L from ICBC like 40 days ago and I would get my skills test done, except I have no idea how I can manage this.

    Here's my problem:

    1. I'm ready to buy my shiny new starter Honda CBR125 from creigslist. There are a few, I have the cash, not worried about this part.
    2. To actually take my future CBR without someone lincensed accompanying me, I need to pass the ICBC skills test.
    3. Can't pass ICBC skills test 'cause I don't have a bike.
    4. If I had a bike, can't get to ICBC test without supervision anyway.
    5. Can't borrow bike/kidnap someone licensed 'cause I don't know anyone who has a bike and/or is licensed. This is technically not true, I did ask a "friend" and he laughed at me and said no way he would let a 90-pound girl ride his fancy shmancy cruiser alone. So to hell with him.
    edit: though I understand. The thing is way to heavy for me.

    Anyone know any decent schools that would take me through what I should expect on the skills test (not road test) and lend me a bike? Or private services? I googled for a bit and all I got are schools for advanced riders to improve their skills and bring-your-own-bike.

    Any suggestions or ideas or how you got around this would be nice. I assume most people had some sort of support/help base when they were getting licensed, and I don't, so I'm pretty lost.

    Thanks~!
    Last edited by LMN; 07-08-2012 at 05:35 PM.

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    1 Get the owner of the bike to ride it to EMS for a pre-purchase inspection

    2 You have your L get your cruiser friend to pick-up the bike and take it home where you practice with a supervisor.

    3 When you are ready to take the MST for your N post up here and ask for a volunteer, take said volunteer out for a all you can eat lunch.

    4 PRS offers one on one or private lessons, you will have to check cost

    Recommend a 250 Kawasaki as the 125 honda is a scooter disguised as a motorcycle and is blown around in the wind , can't keep up with traffic, we see them out on rides and am unimpressed, great for around town but for 800 bux more you get a actual motorcycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FZrrr View Post
    4 PRS offers one on one or private lessons, you will have to check cost
    PRS private lessons are $75/hr
    - from the PDF they sent me when I registered for the course.

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    I'd recommend anyone wanting to get the license to go thru Pacific Riding School. At first I was like ahh I dont wanna spend 800$ when I have heard people just learning themselves in a parking lot,
    but then you gotta think to yourself is your life only worth 800$?

    You will do the MST at the school and they will set up your icbc road test and let you use there gear/bike if you need. Easiest and safest route imo.

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    Guy with the cruiser is no-longer an option. Though could always ask the seller to bring the bike to my house for me. But thank you for #3, this is exactly what I needed. PRS is pacific riding school, yes? Thanks, I'll call them Monday and see if they do private lessons.


    Also, 250 Kawasaki is the Ninja, right? That was my second choice after the CBR, though I figured a newer CBR was better than the Kawasaki that's a couple years older, and also in terms of insurance... I guess not. I'll look into it, thanks!

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    Buy your gear befor buying the bike. Helmet, jacket, boots, gloves, and pants. Then pay for a FULL course. You got your L and that's a great start..

    Don't rush to buy the bike yet just because you have the money. Believe me once you do the course you'll have a better view on what kind of bike you'll want to be riding.

    Imo a 125 is an awsome bike, but you won't get your full licence wiith it. You'd have a no passenger restriction put on your class 6. A 250 is also good. There's a 250 cbr here on bcsb for sale you might wanna take a peak at as an idea.

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    Make sure to take your actual road test on a 250 to remove all restrictions, but if you like the 125 then ride it until you feel the need for something bigger. I've ridden with a friend who owns one and it was fine for our ride through the city and a bit of hwy. it'll strain itself on the hwy and you'll have to shift more in the city but you'll be able to resell it for the same amount you buy it for if you don't drop it and you can move up to something bigger anytime you're ready.

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    I to would recommend a course

    I went to Open Road (Langley) http://openroaddrivertraining.ca/

    but there is also

    Justice (New West) http://www.jibc.ca/programs-courses/...cycle-training

    and everyone favorite Pacific PRS (Surrey) http://www.pacificridingschool.com/

    All three have very good reputations, and will get you Licensed on a 250 or bigger.

    Then buy the 125 or 250 and have fun safely.

    Here is a thread on 125 cc

    http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/sh...it-on-highways
    Last edited by gwilo; 07-08-2012 at 09:47 PM.
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    I also recommend PRS - went there a long time ago and they are a great school. It's worth the bucks.

    HOWEVER.....*IF* you decide you want to get the bike before you do the course and have your 6N, I'm sure there are plenty of people on here who would be happy to go with you to get the bike to ride it back for you, and escort you to your skills test. Myself included. Just let me know if you need a hand, my schedule is pretty flexible.

    Question, though - have you ever actually ridden a motorbike? Or did you just get your learners, wait a while, and now want to do the skills test?

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    If you want some help with supervisors, post up on this forum.

    I'd be happy to take you out for some training, and there's lots more like me that'd be willing to give a hand to a newb

    But take the advice here - good gear and good training are the two essential first steps to a long and happy adventure on two wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    If you want some help with supervisors, post up on this forum.

    I'd be happy to take you out for some training, and there's lots more like me that'd be willing to give a hand to a newb

    But take the advice here - good gear and good training are the two essential first steps to a long and happy adventure on two wheels.

    Dan, lend me the CB1 and I'll take her out for a ride!

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    Mick! - dude!! - any time!!! (Just get in line - LOL!)

    Of course you've already got good gear and good training (lookin' awesome @PM Saturday!)

    See ya Tuesday?

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    There's a 250 kawi for sale in the bikes section already a dent in the tank so don't have to worry about the first drop. and it's cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vancitymike View Post
    Buy your gear befor buying the bike. Helmet, jacket, boots, gloves, and pants. Then pay for a FULL course. You got your L and that's a great start..

    Don't rush to buy the bike yet just because you have the money. Believe me once you do the course you'll have a better view on what kind of bike you'll want to be riding.

    Imo a 125 is an awsome bike, but you won't get your full licence wiith it. You'd have a no passenger restriction put on your class 6. A 250 is also good. There's a 250 cbr here on bcsb for sale you might wanna take a peak at as an idea.
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    If you really still need a bike, I can rent you mine. I ride on day by day permit basis so you will either need me to get a permit or tow to wherever you are doing your test, as well as other expenses. And if you really are 90lbs, you're likely on the shorter side, my bike is lowered about 3". If you're 5"3 you will easily flatfoot both feet. PM me if you are serious

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