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2B Journey


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I’m 42 this year. Have always dreamed of riding but parents were always against it. Now that my gf greatly supports me to go for it I’m starting the journey to getting my 2B license.

Currently on dreaded plank course and keep falling. Failed 2 times already. At first I thought Fig 8 and crank were my nemesis but managed to clear on 4th try. Now that I’m on the plank, haven’t been able to mount successfully. Moving off tend to wobble at times.

But am never gonna give up. Am gonna keep posting here till the day I pass. Will be glad to also get useful tips and chat with active members here. Let’s go!

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Thank you BlackLight and chise and guess what? I just cleared it today! The instructor was so good and the whole group managed to pass it. On to circuit revisions and get myself more skilled and better timings before I hit the circuit evaluation.

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On 8/21/2023 at 6:43 PM, FattyChap said:

Thank you BlackLight and chise and guess what? I just cleared it today! The instructor was so good and the whole group managed to pass it. On to circuit revisions and get myself more skilled and better timings before I hit the circuit evaluation.

good luck! 

i started in my early 40s too.

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On 8/21/2023 at 3:54 PM, BlackLight said:

Hug the tanks tight with your thighs and dont be afraid to rev more! you'll have much more control when you rev more.

Yes.. this one is critical.. actually very useful for naked bikes when you wan to travel at "higher" speed... :)

 

On 8/21/2023 at 4:09 PM, chise said:

I find that the fear of falling is usually the cause of falling. Look ahead. Don't look at the plank!

Yup.. look at the destination or where you wan to go.. your bike will "auto" proceed to that point where your eye is looking at.. this applies throughout all 2B/2A and even 2... 

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Kindly read thru at least the intro section first before decide to post any comments.... thanks... :cool:

 

Please proceed to this website/web link if you guys have any technical issues on Kawasaki Kips/KR150, I'll update the 1st POST as and when there's a new question. Newbies questions on the top as well. :)

 

 

 

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6285055#post6285055

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23 hours ago, Theighty said:

It's great to know that you're chasing your dream of riding a motorcycle and that your girlfriend is supporting you on this journey! Wish you stay determined and don't give up because learning to ride a motorcycle can take time and practice.

Thanks Theighty! Will definitely not give up till I make it. 

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Dude! This is awesome.

I also 42 and passed 2B TP @ CDC in June. It was a desire unfulfilled for many years, thanks to fixed office hours, Daddy duties, job change, etc. Thanks to the unwavering approval and support of my lovely wife, I finally went out and did it; now braaping all over the place for the slightest reason 🤣

My fail-proof technique to clear plank was to start off with some speed until mount the plank,then half clutch and lightly feather the rear brake to control speed. Posture-wise: deliberately stick chest / tummy forward, butt rearwards in a pooping position. Knees clamping tank. Keep eyes looking straight ahead, relaxed shoulders and arms. Keep on practicing. Better clear a little too fast than fall off. I find this a very important skill, especially when lane splitting in stationary traffic or slow moving traffic (eg. PIE at peak hour). Stability and confidence makes the difference 😊

Toughest part of circuit for me was S course, thanks to a hard crash I had when I snapped at the front brake to slow down. Front wheel went out from under, handlebar smashed into my left side, causing very painful rib injury that lasted 6-7 weeks. Lesson learnt to keep fingers off front brake and instead use rear brake to control speed in S course. Took weeks to regain confidence after the trauma of the crash. 😅

All the best Bro. You can do it. YOLO

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10 hours ago, andrewleesh said:

Dude! This is awesome.

I also 42 and passed 2B TP @ CDC in June. It was a desire unfulfilled for many years, thanks to fixed office hours, Daddy duties, job change, etc. Thanks to the unwavering approval and support of my lovely wife, I finally went out and did it; now braaping all over the place for the slightest reason 🤣

My fail-proof technique to clear plank was to start off with some speed until mount the plank,then half clutch and lightly feather the rear brake to control speed. Posture-wise: deliberately stick chest / tummy forward, butt rearwards in a pooping position. Knees clamping tank. Keep eyes looking straight ahead, relaxed shoulders and arms. Keep on practicing. Better clear a little too fast than fall off. I find this a very important skill, especially when lane splitting in stationary traffic or slow moving traffic (eg. PIE at peak hour). Stability and confidence makes the difference 😊

Toughest part of circuit for me was S course, thanks to a hard crash I had when I snapped at the front brake to slow down. Front wheel went out from under, handlebar smashed into my left side, causing very painful rib injury that lasted 6-7 weeks. Lesson learnt to keep fingers off front brake and instead use rear brake to control speed in S course. Took weeks to regain confidence after the trauma of the crash. 😅

All the best Bro. You can do it. YOLO

Glad you did it bro! I’m currently doing circuit revision and getting better. Moving on to circuit evaluation then hopefully can clear and go onto the road.

Appreciate the tips and ride safe!

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On 11/21/2023 at 3:33 PM, FattyChap said:

A quick update. I passed my 2B. Wooohooo!

Congrats! Time to look at Carousell.. hahahahha

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Kindly read thru at least the intro section first before decide to post any comments.... thanks... :cool:

 

Please proceed to this website/web link if you guys have any technical issues on Kawasaki Kips/KR150, I'll update the 1st POST as and when there's a new question. Newbies questions on the top as well. :)

 

 

 

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6285055#post6285055

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