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The Learner League

Discussion in 'Learner League' started by Lurch, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Lurch
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    With the constant numbers of new riders we have here on CanberraRIDERS, I wanted to create something that would help.

    This forum is the LEARNER LEAGUE.
    It's a place where new riders can ask all those questions they may not feel comfortable asking else where. It is FLAME FREE (no bagging out on how stupid the question may be etc)
    Please also keep this forum ON TOPIC, the people can find good clear answers to their questions.

    Remember:
    The only stupid question, is the one that isn't asked.

    Cheers
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    Great idea Lurch :thumbsup:
     
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    Great Idea.

    Suggestions for sticky threads.

    - Gear - Just to give people an idea of what to look for and why. Not a "x is better than y" just some lessons learned about gear. Like I bought some X brand pants and hated them as they took too long to get into. Now I have something with a full length zipper on the pants legs. Others I hear use kevlar jeans for the same reason as they can wear them all the time.

    - Should I mod my 250. - I think Adr1an made a post on his blog that would be great for this. Others could add to it.

    - Course available.

    - General tips - Craig taught me just this week to anchor the bike through a corner by placing weight on the outside peg and why. Great little piece of info that took two seconds to impart and now my riding is just that much better (still not great, but getting there ;) ).

    Happy to contribute to them, however I feel others on here have more knowledge than me. :)
     
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    Thats what the FAQ's are for.
    If you have anything that you think would be helpful - please type it up and post it here:
    New Riders FAQ

    The other up-shot of this new section, is that the moderators can use it to capture consistantly asked questions, and create FAQ's from that.

    Cheers.
     
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    Good idea - a lot of biker forums have an area like this for noobs to ask noob questions....without fear or favour.

    :cool:
     
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    Lurch - you're the best!!
     
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    like as if us old fellows know it all too!
    I'll be reading that section :thumbsup:
     
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    My bad, I've been accidentally spamming up this section. Consider me more careful in future :).
     
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    Today I saw a P-Plated scooter in Lanyon with rider and Pillion Passenger. Are you allowed to carry a pillion on your P's? I thought you weren't, but maybe I'm confused with the no towing rule. ::p
     
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    Dead right,

    no pillioning. and on a scooter too, what speeds where they doing, 5-10km/h?
     
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    Just going around the roundabout into the Lanyon shops. Not really fast at all.
     
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    Not necessarily. If they've never had a car licence they could be on their P's but without restrictions.
     
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    I'm not sure I understand. How do you not get restrictions? I thought P's on a bike regardless mean't restrictions apply.
     
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    I remember reading that you cannot carry a pillion within first 12 months of your P-s.
     
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    for those with Car P's, bike P's last until the car P's are finished, however, after a yr you are no longer restricted.

    for those with out a car license, they hold a bike P license for 3 yrs but are not restricted for the last 2 yrs.
     
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    I went for a ride on Sunday Canberra, Bungendore, Tarago, Nerriga, Nowra, Batemans Bay and back to Canberra on the Monster. By the time I got to Batemans Bay my backside and back of my legs were caining me. Actually they were sore by time we got to Tarago. I got my learners a few months ago and got my bike rego'd 2 weeks ago.

    My question is can you get busted/fined for standing up on the pegs while riding ? ( like at 100 kp/h ) I did it about 10 times for a few hundred meters each time to stretch my legs out on the fly. I asked my mate who was on his own bike and who I did the trip with on one of our stops but he didn't know the answer.
     
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    I'm no expert on this but I would imagine if they could it would be for something along the lines of "Failure to maintain proper control of a motor vehicle" or something. As handy as it is if you really needed to do an emergency brake or swerve it wouldn't be easy when you are standing up on the pegs on a road bike (well it certainly wasn't on my across. And yes I did do it on my bike as well on longertrips)
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I will ask the instructors when I do my P's test.
     
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    omgwtfbbq!!!! pulling up an old thread!!!!

    (the FAQ link doesnt work)
     
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    Yeah just tried the link, didin't work for me either.
     
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