Doing my CBT. Any tips?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Barney626, May 14, 2018 at 1:02 PM.

  1. Barney626

    Barney626 Winner - POTM December 2017 Paid Member

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    Loughborough
    Clio 197 - Nimbus
    I know there are a couple of bikers knocking around here so wondering if they'd have any advice for a newbie starting out.

    Doing the CBT on wednesday then looking at getting a YZF 125 for about £1500.
     
  2. link

    link Gold Member

    230
    Clio 197 RB
    CBT is easy enough mate, just get use to the bike, look where your going and the bike will follow, get use to clutch control and balance etc.

    You'll soon get bored of riding around in circles, not to put the fear of god in you but getting hit by a car on a 125 or a thou hurts just the same, ride like EVERYONE is out to kill you!
     
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  3. Barney626

    Barney626 Winner - POTM December 2017 Paid Member

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    Already kinda drive like everyone is out to kill me so fingers crossed I do that naturally :sweatsmile:
     
  4. DS197

    DS197 POTM Winner - June 2017 Paid Member

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    I've always wanted to do my CBT and get a YZF R125, they look great. But then I think about waiting a year or two and doing the DAS, although the CBT is a good and cheap way to see if i'll actually enjoy riding motorbikes in reality!
     
  5. Barney626

    Barney626 Winner - POTM December 2017 Paid Member

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    One of my main reasons for doing it now is I'll be commuting a bit of distance for the next year and the 197 fuel efficiency is so bad the bike will pay for itself over the year...
     
  6. M19TNR

    M19TNR Paid Member

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    Mate, I went on the pavement by accident on my CBT and still passed, when I was 16.
    You’ll be fine
     
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  7. dulevo666

    dulevo666 Gold Member

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    Ultra Red Clio 197
    Thats the best way of doing it start small & work your way up
    when i passed the test back in the 80's there was no cbt just go to the test center & take the test
    at that time you could ride upto 250 with L plates
    As said when on the road always ride defensively look at the car at a junction in front of you has he seen you, is he going to pull out in front of you ? take it as he is going to so always ride more towards the middle of the lane in case he sticks the nose out
    Use your mirrors & take a look over your shoulder & always be aware of what traffic is around you in case you need an escape route if things go bad & lastly dont be bullied by other road users
    On the bike type i would be looking for something naked ie no expensive fairings to replace when you drop it because you will
    everyone does
    Have fun & enjoy yourself
     
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  9. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    The CBT will only learn you the basics mate. If you can do DAS. I've been biking for years and love it, it's so different in every way from driving a car. Read the road, look where you want to go and ride like everyone is out to kill you! It will make you a better driver.
     
  10. R11HOY

    R11HOY Paid Member

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    Conlig County Down Northern Ireland
    Renaultsport Clio 197 (2008)
    Listen you'll be fine just relax enjoy the moment......and then just get out on the road no matter what your ride is...........motorcycling is just F***ing brilliant. ENJOY
    :smiley::blackdiamond::kilt:
     
  11. jamesgw200

    jamesgw200 Paid Member

    cambridge
    Megane 275 Trophy
    If you're looking at riding a bike for years on end then id just do a proper bike licence when you're ready! You will find a 125 pretty gutless after a while.
    You cant fail a CBT as such but can be deemed dangerous, which stops them passing you. but never seen that happen personally.
    Enjoy your self :smile:
     
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  12. Barney626

    Barney626 Winner - POTM December 2017 Paid Member

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    So did the CBT and got the certificate.

    Just because of budget restrictions I'll have to start on a 125 for now (As much as I'd like to get a 300)
     
  13. jamesgw200

    jamesgw200 Paid Member

    cambridge
    Megane 275 Trophy
    well done! enjoy.
    unfortunately you wont be able to ride anything above 125cc on a cbt. so crack on and get your bike test done. I had a ninja 300 for my first bike. Just enough power to have some fun!
     
  14. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Nice one mate. My first bike was a SV650 S. Take care and ride safe.
     

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