Skills test - the distance between the slalom cones

# Thread: Skills test - the distance between the slalom cones

1. ## Skills test - the distance between the slalom cones

Hey all. My dad is about to do the skills test thing. Does anyone remember what the distance between the cones for the slalom is? And you have to go foward ones, do a turn, and do it backwards, right?

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3. Not much help, but the layout of the cones is in the learners riders manual you get from ICBC.

4. The distance between the cones varies depending on the turning circle of your bike.

Best advice is to go to the Driver Licensing Office near the end of the day and watch other people take the test. Then when they're done, you can practise on the actual course.

5. Originally Posted by effenay
The distance between the cones varies depending on the turning circle of your bike.

Best advice is to go to the Driver Licensing Office near the end of the day and watch other people take the test. Then when they're done, you can practise on the actual course.
What a great idea, I'll tell my wifee, thanks!

6. Hmm, thanks guys.

7. Distance between cones is twice the turn radius if I remember. ie. 15 ft turn radius thus 30 ft between cones.

8. 30 feet between cones on the slolam??! you're mad! I LIKE IT!

9. go to the lot at action and measure the white painted lines for the cones haha

10. IIRC its 1.5 x the bike wheelbase.

11. Originally Posted by ReelExterminato
IIRC its 1.5 x the bike wheelbase.

they never changed the position of the cones for the slalom for me.
they only changed the u-turn radius at the bby lougheed location

12. I think its 6 ft'

13. Originally Posted by ReelExterminato
IIRC its 1.5 x the bike wheelbase.
agreed, it is 1.5 x the wheelbase. they get sticky about the turn radius for the 180* turn/start (turn radius + 1 meter) but the distance of the cones in the slalom is often left with a bit of room. i practiced till i aced the course only to have the cones at the test 50% wider apart than the 1.5 x radius. no biggie, the test was easy and i actually spent the time to learn to control the bike at low speeds.

14. it was 3.75m(i'm 100% certain) for me when i had the sv650. practice it down to 3m and he's set.

15. 30 ft between the cones.. and you could get a SEMI THROUGH THERE!

16. It's one and a half bike lengths.

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