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Want to upgrade from NSW P2(Auto) license to manual i.e. scooter --> bike

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by shodan, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Hi there, first time poster long time lurker.



    Last week while I was at work some dingus knocked over my beloved scooter (2010 SYM VS 150) and it's been written off, and I want to take the plunge and get a motorbike. The choice is either to wait ~18 months for my P2 to clock over to full bike license or take a course now, which I want to do.

    Does anyone know the best way for me to do so? I was hoping you guys could help me out rather than spending forever waiting at the RTA for an answer tomorrow.

    I realllly hope this is the right forum (i did check for others) - pls don't delete! :)
     
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  2. NSW? Just book you P test at the RMS, and use a Motorcycle to do it, which should get rd of the Auto annotation.

    Are you sure? Scooters are awesome, I had a Sym mio 100, and rocked it to 55 on the southern cross drive, you could pick up a nice Kymco, or Kimchee. Keep your shopping on the hook and sht.

    good luck love.
     
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  3. You sure you're restricted to auto on your P2 licence? I was under the belief that it only applies to your P1 licence.
     
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  4. Yup you have to re-do the relevant test on a manual.

    My understanding is that you continue to be restricted to an auto even after your p's - correct me if i am wrong (this is the internet after all)
     
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  5. RTA website says you're restricted to auto until you get your unrestricted licence
     
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  6. why did you do it on an auto to begin with?
     
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  7. you will have to resit the P's test, if i was you i would rent a bike (a guy at my most test got a little bolini thing from sydneymotorcyclenetwork or something like that, i think they advertise on here, cheaper than HARTs costs for renting a VTR) with manual gears so you can practise for a few days then go for your P's, the Ps test involves a fair bit of clutch slipping and friction point holding so you might need a fair bit of practise before your smooth enough to do the most test, i think you fail if you stall dont you?
     
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  8. Dude if you have a P2 licence you are no longer restricted by transmission you got the P1 licence on. Same rule as a car. not sure what everyone else is on about:
    http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/gettingalicence/motorcycle/provisional_rider_licence.html
    Provisional P1 riders must:-Only ride automatic motorcycles unless a test is passed on a manual motorcycle.

    Provisional P2 riders must: its not there!!

    Also see this:http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/downloads/motorcycle_riders_handbook.pdf

    Should of read this anyway........
     
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  9. I have provided two lots of evidence.


    OP - check your licence, does it have anything else apart from P2?
     
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  10. You asked what others were going on about, I provided the link as to what I was referring to.

    If it was me, I'd be speaking to the RTA to confirm.
     
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  11. I'm glad someone knows what they are talking about.

    If you really want to be sure, check your license conditions, automatic should not be there.
     
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