i did my test in portlaoise, i have only ever driven mopeds and non geared bikes, ( bigger mopeds) i curently drive a 250cc moped, i have never driven a geared bike, and wanted to do my test on a geared bike as i didnt want to be stuck on automatic bikes for ever, so i got a great instructor in portlaoise, he seems to be high up in the biker world in ireland and knows alot of people and info.
well i went for my first lesson and he said his bike which i would be driving was a 1 down 5 up model, and i asked what does that mean, well, he back stepped and muttered to himself oh god what have i got here, but he still went ahead with me and after 4 lessons and alot of driving, i think well over 300km of driving, i did my test on his bike and passed, i believe if you have the confidence on the bike and keep on doing the life saver and moving your head to look around every few seconds, you should have no problem, thats hoping you can actually drive though.
regarding the radio's they are great and sometimes dont work, so just slow down and put your hand on your head to signal the radio dont work, and the tester will try to comunicate to you again. also dont be afraid to excelerate away from the car, as the tester will expect you to. and if a vehicle gets in between you and the tester dont panic just keep on driving, and good luck, dont forget to learn your signs, the one people always get wrong is the white circle with the red surround.
Last edited by rameire; 15-03-2008 at 20:49.