The day will shortly be upon you when you sit down on your motorbike and take your permit test. It can be a daunting experience and not one that you want to repeat.
That’s why everybody wants to pass their test first time. I’ve put together some tips that are designed to help you do just that. If you don’t want to waste money and time on endless tests, read on.
Only Listen To The Examiner
New bikers are paranoid about their biking skills. They are forever wondering whether they’re making major and minor faults. And they soon develop a little internal voice that tells them over and over again that they’ve failed. Perhaps they stalled along a major road. Maybe they forgot to indicate while changing lane. Or maybe they’re in the wrong gear.
They have a tendency to believe that, if they were in the exam, they would have blown it. Come the day of the exam, and this belief is still strong. New bikers will go out and make one small mistake and believe they have failed their test. But the examiner might only consider it to be a minor fault.
But this can be a real problem for the remainder of the test. New bikers often convince themselves during the test that they have failed. And this can change the way they would have driven if they thought that they were still in with a chance.
The moral of the story? Only listen to the examiner, not the voice in your head. Even if you have made a mistake, don’t give up and ride as if you still have a shot. You never know what the final outcome will be until the examiner has spoken.
Practice, Practice, Practice
The best way to get good at something is to practice it over and over again. Examiners will likely ask you to perform a maneuver at some point during the test. And this can be make or break.
Permit tests can also help boost your knowledge about operating a motorcycle. Click here for more info on the permit test.
Get To Know Your Bike
Knowing how your bike works is an important a part of the test. So understanding what things like the fuel valve does and how to adjust your mirrors are essential.
Many learners tend to panic come the day of their test. But all this does is to increase the chances that you’ll make a mistake. Don’t approach the test believing that you only have one chance to prove yourself.
Relax in the knowledge that you’ll have another opportunity. Paradoxically, accepting that you can fail means it’s more likely you’ll succeed.
Going for a long time without riding your bike before a test can add to your nerves. Warm up for a while at the test centre before you start you test. Get a feel for the bike again and practice the things that you find hardest. Be aware of any potential hazards that might mark your route.