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Class 2B Learners' Thread


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generally, some tips for lessons and test, we have to prepare ourselves mentally, because if we are not, we tend to gabok and commit alot of mistakes..think about what action you are going to do in your mind first, and imagine yourself going through the circuit one round. and you will more or less have minimise your chance of mistakes..

 

more imptly is to relax yourself and dont stiff out, stiffening of body will affect the maneuver that you are going to make.. hope my 2cents is worth for the learners

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However, if you are insistent on following behind the car especially inside the circuit, I suggest that you open and keep a constant throttle, then use your rear brake to slow you down. This helps keep you balanced as you move at slow speeds, something like going through the plank station.

 

Wow, I didn't thought of that. Thanks! I'll give it a try

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I learned my 2B license from BBDC. Passed on 5th December 2014. The instructors there are awesome. I failed each subjects n got to repeat many times before I can passed n proceed to the new subject. Highest so far I failed in a subject was 7 times.... So, even though u failed many time, no worries, keep practicing n one day ur skill will be so much better by the time u completed everything. Was asking around if is there anybody that has a group of bikers that hang out frequently so I can practice going around with my bike? Hehe....

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There are tons of tips here. haha.. see which stage u don know just use search bar. Confirm can find one.

 

But if all else fails, you can always ask here! The only practical I had to repeat a second time was the slope one (practical 2.01)! I was having a bad flu that day then it rained also, couldn't concentrate well in lesson. The other practicals all cleared on first attempt!

 

Now just waiting for my TP on 3 Nov hehe! Probably gonna start scheduling some Self Practice sessions already!

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For BBDC learners, I would strongly recommend that you read the practical book given by BBDC. It is very informative, and going for your lessons prepared is always better than going there and don't know what to expect.

 

I guess it is up to the discipline and attitude of the learner to do this.

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For BBDC learners, I would strongly recommend that you read the practical book given by BBDC. It is very informative, and going for your lessons prepared is always better than going there and don't know what to expect.

 

I guess it is up to the discipline and attitude of the learner to do this.

 

Agreed! I'm presently with BBDC - still learning - and found the practical book very useful. At the very minimum, it gives me an idea of what to expect for that particular lesson. So no surprises.

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I'm having some issues balancing and stopping reliably on slow speeds. Quite often, I feel that the right side is tipping over and I had to put my right leg down once or twice. It doesn't feel like I am in complete control. Any tips?

 

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I realise this this question is about 2 months old. But will still share my 2 cents worth just in case other brothers get into the same problem. For me, When I started, my problem was trying to stop without losing my balance. So I always tended to drop my right leg cos when stopping, always feel the bike tipping to the right. (Moving off was wobbly as well - eventually solved that problem on my own. Yes instructors don't always know how to help I realise.)

 

Finally one day, a very sharp eyed instructor pointed out to me just b4 you stop, just steer the handlerbar very slightly to the left, lean the bike slightly left, and open your left leg EXTRA wide. That solved the prob immediately! No more dropping my right leg! So female learners take note, this may make you look like a man but who cares:D

 

It just make you wonder such a simple thing yet no instructor ever pointed out to me? One even yelled at me for losing my balance instead of correcting me wtf! Anyways..

 

I am also new to bike riding. Currently just passed my pract 6 @ CDC last night waitiing for 7. Another 2 more to go b4 TP! Still can't believe this day would come haha...

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Agreed! I'm presently with BBDC - still learning - and found the practical book very useful. At the very minimum, it gives me an idea of what to expect for that particular lesson. So no surprises.

 

Does the practical book spell out which blind spot to check, when to check back right or left? when exactly to signal etc? Cos CDC no such book available?

 

At my stage, I am still confused about when to check what, and I have a class 3 lic and have been driving for more then 10 years wtf! Last time when taking class 3 no such stringent checks de. And I notice different instructors sometimes tell you different things?? Other than this my circuit no probs. So I think the only thing that would fail me would be blindspots and such.

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I'm having some issues balancing and stopping reliably on slow speeds. Quite often, I feel that the right side is tipping over and I had to put my right leg down once or twice. It doesn't feel like I am in complete control. Any tips?

 

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I realise this this question is about 2 months old. But will still share my 2 cents worth just in case other brothers get into the same problem. For me, When I started, my problem was trying to stop without losing my balance. So I always tended to drop my right leg cos when stopping, always feel the bike tipping to the right. (Moving off was wobbly as well - eventually solved that problem on my own. Yes instructors don't always know how to help I realise.)

 

Finally one day, a very sharp eyed instructor pointed out to me just b4 you stop, just steer the handlerbar very slightly to the left, lean the bike slightly left, and open your left leg EXTRA wide. That solved the prob immediately! No more dropping my right leg! So female learners take note, this may make you look like a man but who cares:D

 

It just make you wonder such a simple thing yet no instructor ever pointed out to me? One even yelled at me for losing my balance instead of correcting me wtf! Anyways..

 

I am also new to bike riding. Currently just passed my pract 6 @ CDC last night waitiing for 7. Another 2 more to go b4 TP! Still can't believe this day would come haha...

 

Cannot open leg wide. Will be penalised for improper posture especially during stations.

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Does the practical book spell out which blind spot to check, when to check back right or left? when exactly to signal etc? Cos CDC no such book available?

 

At my stage, I am still confused about when to check what, and I have a class 3 lic and have been driving for more then 10 years wtf! Last time when taking class 3 no such stringent checks de. And I notice different instructors sometimes tell you different things?? Other than this my circuit no probs. So I think the only thing that would fail me would be blindspots and such.

 

Yes. one of the page has the entire circuit map with directions and show when to check back, check blind spot .

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I'm having some issues balancing and stopping reliably on slow speeds. Quite often, I feel that the right side is tipping over and I had to put my right leg down once or twice. It doesn't feel like I am in complete control. Any tips?

 

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I realise this this question is about 2 months old. But will still share my 2 cents worth just in case other brothers get into the same problem. For me, When I started, my problem was trying to stop without losing my balance. So I always tended to drop my right leg cos when stopping, always feel the bike tipping to the right. (Moving off was wobbly as well - eventually solved that problem on my own. Yes instructors don't always know how to help I realise.)

 

Finally one day, a very sharp eyed instructor pointed out to me just b4 you stop, just steer the handlerbar very slightly to the left, lean the bike slightly left, and open your left leg EXTRA wide. That solved the prob immediately! No more dropping my right leg! So female learners take note, this may make you look like a man but who cares:D

 

It just make you wonder such a simple thing yet no instructor ever pointed out to me? One even yelled at me for losing my balance instead of correcting me wtf! Anyways..

 

I am also new to bike riding. Currently just passed my pract 6 @ CDC last night waitiing for 7. Another 2 more to go b4 TP! Still can't believe this day would come haha...

 

All the best, keep learning, keep reflecting, stay humble and eventually we will get there! Jiayou!

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Does the practical book spell out which blind spot to check, when to check back right or left? when exactly to signal etc? Cos CDC no such book available?

 

At my stage, I am still confused about when to check what, and I have a class 3 lic and have been driving for more then 10 years wtf! Last time when taking class 3 no such stringent checks de. And I notice different instructors sometimes tell you different things?? Other than this my circuit no probs. So I think the only thing that would fail me would be blindspots and such.

 

Yes. one of the page has the entire circuit map with directions and show when to check back, check blind spot .

 

Genius is correct and I can confirm this as I am still learning (no, actually waiting for TP hehe).

 

Different instructors tell tell you different things can be a good thing. It can give you a wider perspective on the things you learn in your lessons. I will use my experience as example.

 

One of the earlier lessons is about right turn from minor road to main road. That particular lesson, my instructor only briefly explained the things we need to know. It is very basic information, like cut and paste from the practical book. Then, fast forward to my pillion riding practical, the instructor sit behind me sibei siao on! For every turn I did, he kept telling me "look there" and "看那边" for every turn I did so that as I do my turns or u-turns, I am getting into the correct position every single time. He also observed I like to open throttle close throttle for S course and Pylon Slalom course and he told me while I can do this, I have to be very precise with my body actions to match my throttle action (lean forward when open throttle and upright backwards when close throttle, ended up he ask me go back to the original brake method, which I am now using).

 

My point is this, different instructors provide valuable insights to your learning by saying different things. It is like working together in a group project. You all learn the same thing from lecturer but all come up with different idea, suddenly you merge all the idea and you have one solid idea. Hahaha.

 

Lastly, on your issue on "the only thing that would fail me would be blindspots and such," since you are already a licensed driver, you should know where and when to check your blindspots. Is just a matter of whether you want to do it or if you are complacent. At least for the purposes of your practicals and test, you should do your safety checks EVEN IF THE INSTRUCTORS ARE NOT LOOKING. After you pass, it is your own discretion.

 

All the best nonetheless and adopt a open mind for information and knowledge to come into you! Ride fun and ride safe!

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Nice thread! I just started my 2B learning @ CDC, going for L2 next. L1 has been smooth, but dang the intervals between lessons are so long! I have to wait... 3 weeks between L1 and L2.

 

For those who don't mind doing some extra reading, check out Motorcycle Roadcraft: The Police Rider's Handbook from the library. Lots of helpful tips there on riding. Experienced riders might like to give it a once-through too.

 

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Yes. one of the page has the entire circuit map with directions and show when to check back, check blind spot .

 

Wha seh! Just what I have been looking for! Bro Genuis, can a non BBDC member walk in and buy the book? If not can I buy the book from you?

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Does the practical book spell out which blind spot to check, when to check back right or left? when exactly to signal etc? Cos CDC no such book available?

 

At my stage, I am still confused about when to check what, and I have a class 3 lic and have been driving for more then 10 years wtf! Last time when taking class 3 no such stringent checks de. And I notice different instructors sometimes tell you different things?? Other than this my circuit no probs. So I think the only thing that would fail me would be blindspots and such.

 

Not sure if this is what you're looking for....

 

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