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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Cone Weave?

Can someone tell me how far the cones are spaced? Sorry if this has already been covered I did not search very well (I'm lazy).

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its like 8ft? either way the test is BS. i think if you go to the DMV site they give you a layout with all the sizes (i'm too lazy to look)

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I don't remember but they're pretty tight...it's not too bad though. Many of the testing facilities have the course painted on the asphalt. Some will say you're not supposed to practice on them, but if the lot is available it's been done many times before. It gets really easy once you run through it a few times.

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Just go after hours and check it out, maybe even do a run or two. I have seen it in one of the books inside though.

Ride the clutch and rear brake and you're fine.

If that doesn't work, take the IRC course NIU offers which is only 8 hours long and you get to ride their bikes all day for practically nothing.
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the test is a breezze on my drz

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Well I used oranges outside my house the other day at 10 feet apart I was able to do it but it sucked. Yeah if the test is all at idle it only shows you can maneuver through a parking lot nothing to do with actual ridding.

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Just found a safety class with 3 open spots for this weekend. I think I will show up to that, its worth it just for the discount on insurance.

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the test is a breezze on my drz
Yeah it is. I let a friend use my DRZ for gis test last year and it was like cheating.

Go to the DMV and do it over and over a bunch of times until you can do it in your sleep.
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Uhm, not sure. I'm too lazy to remember.

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Just practice slow speed maneuvering for a couple days. Keep it slow and steady, and practice balance. No feet on the ground.

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I decided to get un-lazy and went to the DMV. The cones are about 12' apart and staggered about 1'. I'm off to practice in the rain.

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I'd recommend practicing it tighter than 12'

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I'd recommend practicing it tighter than 12'
There's a ghey joke in there somewhere....

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That test the DMV gives is an awesome indicator of how good a rider you are. Its a great simulation of what its really like to ride a motorcycle on public roads. *insert sarcasm*

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It does fit in well when you get lost and have to do a U-turn. Nothing like a handful of bikes walking and backing up and walking forward again because they can't turn around on the road without putting their feet down.

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That test the DMV gives is an awesome indicator of how good a rider you are. Its a great simulation of what its really like to ride a motorcycle on public roads. *insert sarcasm*
IMO the weave test is used to show how well people look ahead. If they're looking far enough ahead (and not at the cone 5 feet in front of them) the weave test is the easiest part of the license test. Great indicator of basic understanding of motorcycle control.

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I rode for years without my 'M' rating. You can register a bike and get insurance without the damn thing. I've even gotten a ticket while riding and the cop didn't notice what was missing.
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Oh trust me I know you can ride without one lol.

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