Anyone taken to 2 wheels in their dotage?

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  1. Glandwr

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    I believe that I can ride up to 100 cc with my car licence. Has anyone done it? How did you manage to get insurance? Is 100 cc sufficient for 2 up? Interested to hear of experiences.

    Dick
     
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    100cc may be ok in the country/empty roads but I am sure u will notice the lack of power almost every where else
     
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    You are probably OK up to 125cc but will need to take the CBT test first - which is a wobbling around bollards sort of thing.

    You should be OK on mopeds up to 50cc though. No CBT.
     
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    I thought you could only ride 50 cc on your car licence without CBT.

    I did CBT about 5 years ago when I thought I wanted to be a ( ageing) biker and it was pretty easy.

    The only down side was doing the course with a load of 16 year old moped monkeys.

    I think you have to do the CBT every 2 years unless you take the full bike test.
     
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    Yip, two wheeled zimmer (y) seriously, she wouldn't let me. :(
     
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    Not for me, as a teenager I kept falling off, not crashing, just falling off!
     
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    100cc and two up isn't a good mix, especially mixed with inexperience. Contrary to what most people believe, more powerful bikes are easier and safer to ride. A good 125cc with two light weight people would be OK, though I personally believe it's worth the effort to get a licence that allows a larger bike if two up is a regular thing, or a need.
    I've been riding bikes for 42 years, and never been without one, so wouldn't have to face, or understand the new licence rules though.
     
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    Agree.

    CBT gets you 125cc solo with L plates, for 2 years and only in UK. AND NO PASSENGER.

    But Do It !!

    PS......

    There is a crazy anomaly in the law, you can ride the new 3 wheeled "bicycles" on a car licence. A few in here do. It's because of two front wheels making it a three wheeled car.
     
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    I have a 4 year old Yamaha 125cc never passed my bike test just do a CBT every two years its a walk over use it all summer in good weather 100 miles per gallon at 55MPH
    only got 2,800 on the clock easy to park anywhere, you cant go 2 up without passing your bike test in full, insurance easy £60 odd third party, TAX £15.00
     
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    all i can say is yes i have a big bike also a 250cc . but in reality i do more a year on my 90cc dax than the other two. i find i now prefer riding slower looking around in country lanes etc going around the little lanes most cars never go. using little roads i hardly remember using for years . in winter its the dax while away or walk .
    my mum used to have a 50cc honda c50 stepthrough till she was 65yr old carried two alot of the time . not fast but it coped . i used to use it when i was growing up . and in the end one of my lads had it for awhile .
    dont be put off . either be happy on a 50cc or take cbt and the test. riding a m,bike even slowly is great fun .
    i very often just ride my dax when home as its just so much fun ,folk laugh at me but i,m laughing from the minute the wheels start to turn .
     
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    Isn't it the case though that as a car driver I can take a passenger on a 50cc?

    We wouldn't be able to move like:)
     
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    yes . many of the 50cc ones these days are ok for a passenger and fit all the regs .
     
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    Oops just checked it's 50 cc I can drive

    Dick
     
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    Or 600cc ( you check this ) if it has 3 wheels. I think popeye is a 3 wheeler.
     
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    could be even bigger as a trike . but in the begining it was two wheels the op .asked about .
     
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    If 55 is in my dotageI had the idea to use a 125 but as said to take two needed a full test when I passed we did take the 125 and I would say was ok for a range of about 60ish miles aday any more not good but enjoyed the motorbike now take a 650 with us lots of fun and meet new people with the bike swmbo has not got her test but got me a truimph 900 just to polish and take out in cornwall when nice weathe
     
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    What you want is a nice little GSXR1000 :)
     
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    ZX10R its a low number @Yorick !!!!:whistle:
     
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    We have a 500cc, and a 125cc which we use with the m/h.

    Mrs Maison cannot pillion on the 500cc as the rear pegs are too high for her two artificial knees.

    The 125cc is much easier for her with its lower rear pegs and we regularly use it for trips of up to 25 miles each way. Power is "adequate " if not in a hurry, but we do notice the lack oh hp on long hills.
     
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