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  1. After passing and getting the 2B licence after a few tries, I would like to share the techniques to clear the 5 courses in the SSDC circuit. I would like to also include some tips of Road riding, which is the second part of the TP test. Allow me to start from the beginning. Turn on left signal. Check for traffic and check back and move off. Check right (turn your head right) at the first turn of the circuit shortly after you just move off. Switch off signal change to 2nd gear and then on right signal to prepare to go slope. 1) Slope U can actually go at normal sp
  2. My intention is actually to use the licence to rent bike overseas, not really for riding in SG. So i dun think i will go further. 2B is really a long journey for me.. I think the TP test is also super strict. Just curious, my previous unsuccessful TP all got points for those circuit courses with timing but the one i passed did not get. Anyone passed TP but got points for those courses with timing?
  3. The below is actually a post I put previously but I would like to make some edits because I cannot edit the previous post already (cos too long ago). After passing and getting the 2B licence after a few tries, I would like to share the techniques to clear the 5 courses in the SSDC circuit. I would like to also include some tips of Road riding, which is the second section of the TP test. Allow me to start from the beginning. Turn on left signal. Check for traffic and check back and move off. Check right (turn your head right) at the first turn of the circuit shortly after yo
  4. For SSDC, the normal waiting time is about 2 weeks to see free slots to book lessons. The person can "try sell" his lesson if last minute he cannot make it. So this will depend on luck and u have to check regularly to see if someone cannot make it last minute and you want to have your lesson earlier.
  5. Having been to CDC to look around and taken the 2B course at SSDC , in comparison, I feel SSDC is much better and newer (cos it was built in 2010) as it has a covered circuit on level 1 which is very useful in times of rain. You will be on this level 1 for your circuit revision lessons, which is also the actual test circuit for SSDC. Also, the circuit is very large, much bigger than CDC's circuit. Last but not least, SSDC provides helmets, elbow and knee guards free, of cos, they are shared by many others also. The only con is the location is at Admiralty. You have to take a 5 minute free shu
  6. Oh, I'm really a noob at bikes cos my original intention was just for overseas rental of bikes.. And looking at the current prices for bikes are like close to 10k ?? I don't need a bike for daily commuting, perhaps renting a bike ? again I'm a noob here.. any advise where to rent a bike ?
  7. So if we are going to go for Class 2A 1 year later, should we get a second hand 2B bike instead of first hand ? manual gear only?
  8. How is the quality of the road from kota kinabalu town centre to the "tip of borneo" ? How long does the journey take ? I am planning to rent a motorbike from a rental agency and the bike is Honda wave 110cc
  9. Hi, Thanks for the info, but I think I'm looking more at day trips haha... cos I only got 2B licence.
  10. Actually I'm using the licence to rent bike when I travel overseas. Although there are many places that do not require a licence to rent a bike, there are some places that do need it, especially those established, reputable places.
  11. He got his car licence overseas, not bike licence. But it's a bit strange cos I read the rules again , he should need to take the practical test also cos he is singaporean and staying here to work long term.
  12. Before the virus situation, I was planning to go to Kota Kinabalu and rent a motorbike for a day trip to visit some of the attractions there... most notably the "tip of borneo". Anyone has been there before ?
  13. Yes, I also had a friend who was studying overseas and he got his car licence there ... when he came back to singapore, he just have to convert it to a local licence, no need to go through the practical test... And Singapore has one of the most (if not the most) toughest / strictest driving tests in the world.
  14. What do you do during this defensive riding course ? What does it teach you ?
  15. I took the TP a few times already and was quite demoralized already .... and this time when I finished the circuit section I felt I did some big mistakes and was going to not make it again.. but in the end, i made it haha. I remembered reading one post in this forum someone tried many times also and got the licence so that gave me some motivation to press on...
  16. I finally passed and got my 2B licence !
  17. I was referring more to U turn on first gear half clutch. I tried tapping on foot brake if speed too fast but think does not really work for me maybe...I think I closed the clutch slightly to slow down the bike halfway (if too fast) thru the turn before I complete the turn.
  18. After going for some more practice, I was right about maintaining a natural speed to go through the Figure 8. The timing is ok . As for U-turn, I can't do it very smoothly maybe cos I moved off a bit too fast, I kind of stopped a bit by controlling the throttle / clutch and thereby adjusting halfway through the turn, so in the end I was still able to complete the U turn and enter the center of the lane.
  19. Went for the revision lesson. For Figure 8, I will slow down naturally after making the left turn and control the throttle when entering the curves... then once the speed is fixed, maintain the speed throughout. I think I just managed to make the timing. For U turn, I still have issue.. still turning wide, I will try to release the clutch less... Need another lesson or two to practise..
  20. When you move off, you are required to move off straight. Do not move to the right first. After you have moved off straight, then you move your bike to the right and accelerate in preparation to do the cones. Look at all 3 cones as a whole, then aim to go in the middle of every two cones. I look at all the cones and think of them as a whole, so after I clear the first two cones, I would react immediately to clear the next two cones and so on. For Figure of 8 , I tend to increase speed when I enter the curves but I think I might have overdone it cos it feels a bit hard to control as I
  21. For me, if I aim to go in the middle between two cones, I normally can meet the timing. Try to look further so that you can plan further, once you clear the first two cones, you can go on towards the next two cones. But ultimately, it's about having a "feel" for the bike. You will achieve this "feel" after riding it for a long time. Don't have to ride continuously but on and off and understanding how to maneuvre the bike successfully. After my last ride, it was a long time before I ride again, and I could get the "feel" better each time.
  22. When I first tried this new 190 bike, of course I asked for a change back to the white 125cc bike but he say "no". About the signal lights, I really wish they could make the switch harder to flick. Whenever I need to signal, I would now have to look down to make sure the signal is activated.
  23. I find that this 190cc bike is maybe too powerful to handle for class 2B ? For U turn and Figure 8, I could control the speed better with the former 125cc white bike. But I feel it's more difficult with this 190cc bike. Also, I have a similar issue with the signal lights. Because the switch is very flimsy, so sometimes if you flick it too fast (cos need to change signal during Figure 8 and crank course), the signal is not activated. For the former 125cc white bike, the signal switch is harder to flick , so if u flick it fast, the signal is activated. Overall, I prefer the former 125cc white bi
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