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CT110 and Ls

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by cypherdiaz, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. Hi All



    I got my learners here in the ACT Oct 04 and finally got my arse into gear to get my Ps. So I bought a CT110 (postie) to do all the slow speed stuff on. Its really easy to ride at slow speed and does the job real well...I also got it as I am going overseas for some time and didnt want to out lay big dollars on a proper road bike, etc. There is some sense to this madness!! And I will retire the CT110 to Bathurst duty for riding around on the hill!!

    I have riden a fair bit on other things from time to time....but my problem now is that I live about 12 or so km from the place where the P plate tests are done. And I have to get the CT110 out there.

    Now I have 2 options, 1 tow it out on a ute or trailer or 2 ride it out. Now about 80% of the trip is 60 zone so that is ok and the 80s I can handle just, but there is about 2 or 3km of 100km/h zone.

    Anyone have any tips for riding a slow bike in somewhat faster traffic? It will be a saturday so traffic will be not too bad but I am a little worried about it...I kind of feel unsafe when things are moving around U so much faster.

    Anyone know how I can extra a little more speed out of the CT110?

    Many thanks for any info U can pass on...
     
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  2. put on a bright yellow jacket anda white helmet and people will think your a postie, and down here we avoid postie bikes like the plague..... they dangerous MF's.

    seriously .. you will have your L plates up and people should give you a reasonable bit of respectful distance but if it worries you just get a mate to follow you in a car, at least they can sit back and keep any impatient wankers off your arse
     
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  3. The friendly people at Stay Upright (the mob who to L and P courses/testing in ACT) will let you hire one of their bikes. They used to have TU 250's when I did mine but I think they might have replaced them. They also had trail bikes which are readly good to do the test on. Anyway I am sure that they would be good for P's test.
     
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  4. Well thanks guys...there is that option of hiring the bike but my concern there is not having practiced on that particular bike...but I think once I get the basic down pat it should be good.
     
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