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Thanks Man in Japan and Seemore

I guess then get up to 400cc and then get the larger ogata later

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yeah. Cheers Stem.

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How 'big' is 400cc? Is that a weedy bike? What size are the little bikes that ojisans ride around on?
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400 is a mid-size, having the dimensions of a big bike but the nimbleness of a 250.

Wasted really. A CBR250
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would kill a GPZ400

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By being much lighter and more nimbler round bends.

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I signed up for lessons for a chugata license. This will allow me to ride a bike up to 400cc.

The lessons are in Nagano city and start on March 28th. (they are fully booked at the moment with high school and college students).

17 lessons altogether - the lessons are mainly in blocks of 2 and 3 with 4 on the last day. 7 days in total. I will have my test on the 12th April. They said that nearly everyone passes the test first time.
Cost was ¥103,000 which included a few discounts that they threw my way. I saved the 3% increase in tax!
Oh and they also gave me a inner protector in case i fall off! :shifty:

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Can you ride a motorbike already stem? My buddy didn't take the lessons, just the test
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No, only rode a moped.


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Did your mate pass first time?
I heard that if you havent taken any lessons and even though you are a competent rider, they will fail you a few times out of principle.


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View Poststemik, on 13 March 2014 - 05:49 PM, said:

Did your mate pass first time?
I heard that if you havent taken any lessons and even though you are a competent rider, they will fail you a few times out of principle.


They failed him 3 times :lol:
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what a con.

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I took my test in England and they were well professional.

"See that car? what's the plate number?"

"Dunno, can't see proper"

"Get closer then"

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I had my first lessons yesterday
Apitude Test
This was a test with things like wirting inside boxes that got smaller matching different patterns and then 60 questions on attidude questions like " Do you show off in front of your friends?

Lesson 1
There were 4 others in this lesson, including a mother and son pair and one really cute young lady. :rolleyes:
The instructor was also really pretty and genki :rolleyes: I was in heaven! She showed us how to lift the bike turn it on change gear - all the basics.

Lesson 2
We were now in pairs only 2 per instructor. He was an older guy and at first he was kind of brash but soon he got us riding around the course following him. I stalled the bike a few times. It has been a long long time since i drove a manual car and pulling in the clutch is easy to forget. But by the end we were zooming around the course.

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Do you need to be good at Japanese for this?
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No not really, most of the words are the same, clutch, brakes etc.
Lesson 3 & 4 tomorrow

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After you pass, what bike you gonna get?

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Passed my test and bought this bike
It's a Yamaha Dragstar Classic 400cc.
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I just need to build a garage now!

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Nice!!.... :clap:
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Cool.

Is that a bit 'retro'? I'm not up on current bike fashions.
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View Postklingon, on 15 May 2014 - 09:56 AM, said:

Cool.

Is that a bit 'retro'? I'm not up on current bike fashions.


I haven't got a clue. I just saw it in the shop and liked the look of it.







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