Passed the Motorcycle Skills Test…

15 Apr

Which is great because I can now go out and ride on my own! I very much look forward to some more practice and hopefully some nice sunny days!!

So if you are curious about the MST it really isn’t that bad, especially with a small maneuverable bike. I did practice a fair bit too, I really want to make sure my basic skills are solid for safe riding. A few people at the test looked like they were having a bit of difficulty but they had much larger bikes.

So here is a brief run down of the MST that I had – there was nothing unexpected and the examiner explained everything really well.

Part A

Go go gadget paint skills!

I will try to explain using my crappy Paint drawings.
So you pull up to the first set of cones on the bottom right. They get you to run through with them where all the controls are and they check your lights. From here they get you to come off the bike and push it in a straight line (A). You then stop at the end cones, crank your handle bar all the way to the left and push it forward (make sure you keep it as upright as possible) so they can measure the turning radius (B). Then you get back on the bike and ride back to the same starting point (C).

Part B

Slow speed, turn and slalom

Once again starting at the bottom right cones they had me complete a slow straight line and then stop at the two end cones (A). From here they wanted a turn (within a set boundary) and then right into the slalom (B). My diagram is a bit messed up but you get the point. You could start the slalom on any side you wanted. Once out of the slalom it was through the two cones at the bottom of the screen (D) and then back to the start at (A) for one more run of it. On the second run they have you pull through the cones (D) and stop facing the opposite direction that you have been going.

Part C

Accelerating, turn, quick stop

Now facing the other direction (A) you take off and turn through a set of cones (B), then accelerate up to ~ 20 – 25 km/hr up and do a smooth turn (C) and accelerate up to 25 km/hr (D) in preparation for a quick stop. The examiner stands at the bottom set of cones and drops a hand when you are to brake. They were letting people do this loop two times (not sure if that is normal, maybe it was just because the pavement was quite wet).

At the end you stop and review your results.

I’m sure the test is a bit different all the time but this gives you an idea of what to expect. You could also call the office and see what days the run the tests and stop by to have a look at what people are doing.

Now lots of more practice and I will give the road test a crack.


5 Responses to “Passed the Motorcycle Skills Test…”

  1. Nilesh February 11, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    If I won I’d pick the bow CTR ring since being a typical girl I love all these pettry & sparkly. haha ;P I would be honored to win this ring since I am a pettry new convert to the Church (it’ll be one year this Halloween Yes, HALLOWEEN I told the Missionaries it would be an evil baptism and that I’d probably SEE the Holy Ghost but they wouldn’t listen! haha j/k) and I have been wanting (and needing) a reminder to stay true to my covenant with God and to myself. When I found out they made CTR rings I was really excited, but being the poor college student that I am I haven’t made enough $$ to go buy one. I’m sure I could pick up a cheap one, but I want something that I can (and would want to) wear everyday a ring I never want to take off not just for its beauty but for its symbolism. I think the bow CTR ring is beautiful inside & out and so I really hope I can win it. *Fingers Crossed!*I shared this link on my facebook profile.

  2. mindblowingmunchies July 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    Oh too bad you didn’t get a chance to try it out! You are right about people having troubles with the emergency stop…when I did my test same thing was happening. I know this isn’t very helpful but it just takes a lot of practice to get it right. If you feel the wheel locking up/you start to skid you are braking a little bit too hard and need to ease off. Also make sure you are looking up and in the direction you are wanted to go – keeps things moving a bit more smoothly!!

  3. Anonymous June 28, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    hey .

    That’s cool that you post the MST for people to prepare for there test. I am also going for my MST this Thursday. I have been practicing with some friends at a parking lot. it took some time for us to get the hang of it and also riding a 150cc motorcycle. Is there any more tips you can provide.

    • mindblowingmunchies June 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

      That’s awesome glad you are getting into it too! Other tips…just go out and practice/do a bit of a warm up before you head to the MST and make sure you stay relaxed and get them to repeat anything if you don’t catch it the first time – I’m sure you will do great!!!

      • Anonymous July 2, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

        Hey again. I went on my MST on Thursday, I didn’t get a change to do my test because the last spot for the walk in was already taken. I watch people do there test and only a few pass. Most of the people failed the emergency stop, because they SKID or they weren’t going Fast enough. I am also having problem doing the EMERGENCY STOP. I have an appointment set on Thursday and I have been practicing but still can’t get the feel for it. Is there any tips you can give.


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