New one in here with a strange request

On 03/11/2016 at 13:54

Hi there! So i'm about to buy my first geared motorcycle for commuting (i had some scooters before ^_^). It's probably going to be 125 cc yamaha ybr heard that they are good motorcycles to start on. But the thing with me is that i never had a chance to ride a geared bike before and i can't really do cbt atm so i'm stuck into buying a motorcycle without test riding it (don't have any friends to help me out with this). So getting to the end of this, and i know that there is not much hope in this, but i have a request (and i know this is a lot to ask) - would there be a kind person and show me the ropes on how to get moving on a geared motorcycle. I have watched numerous of videos and i do have the understanding on how it all works but i need to do it before i can be confident it. I live in west london.

On 03/11/2016 at 16:43

Hi, if this is legit why not take your CBT and then buy a bike? There's always going to be plenty of bikes for sale. You can work out for yourself then if you like the bike. But the way you've worded your request it seems like you want someone to teach you to ride a motorbike so you can ride it on the roads without legal documentation. I might be wrong.
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On 03/11/2016 at 17:06

Hi whyfy, welcome to the site buddy.

How come you can't do a CBT at the moment? As long as you have a provisional licence which you should have if you've been on scooters then you can get your CBT for anywhere between £80 and £130 depending on the company you use.
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On 03/11/2016 at 19:48

You need a cbt that's the law they often do winter rates at bike school there show you how to ride geared bike good luck .

On 03/11/2016 at 20:17

I sat on a yam 125 then rode erf 650 on CBT. yam to small

On 04/11/2016 at 04:45

@FierceEdge - i'm going to take my CBT at the end of Nov or start of Dec as i am working too much and can't find the time now :/ I know how to ride a motorbike (or at the very least a scooter), and as i said i know the theory part of gearing, but need the practical part.

@TheNotSoBigCheese pretty much answered ^^^ there.
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On 04/11/2016 at 07:24

I am a bit confused as to why you don't just wait until you do your CBT if you can do it in a month or so? The instructor will go through the gearing with you slowly and methodically so that you get it, you won't need to have any practice before hand
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On 04/11/2016 at 18:56

Have you heard of get on motorcycle training , they do taster day ride's off road to see if you like it ,there round London lots of TV stars went to them there on YouTube get on.

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