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  1. wendyre

    wendyre Read Only Funster

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    Does anyone know if i am allowed to ride a 125cc in France on L plates?
    Going to take my CBT next week, If I cant beat him join him:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    thanks Wendy
     
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    Hi Wendy,

    i dont know the french laws on bikes and learners but our french member YODELI may be able to help and she is online right now.
    she is very friendly and understands english quite well.
    just send her a PM and ask if she can help.
    please explain you mean a 125cc motorcycle as a learner, she may not understand 'L' plates.

    hope this helps

    john.
     
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    Hi Wendy, I must admit I have not seen L plates in France, but Jane was riding my scooter in Spain without any on it. But she had them on over here. After all when you rent a scooter in another country, they just check you have a Licence, they never say have you pasted your test, only when you want to rent a big bike, they check you have a full licence. :Laughing: Bob.
     
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    just asked our dutch member onderweg and he says no in holland. you must have a full bike licence.

    maybe the same rules in france
     
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    spoken to frankie (yodeli) and she says no
     
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    i would say no also as cbt only covers uk leg and not europen check with the dsa
     
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    Good Luck Wendy,

    Really hope you go on to pass the full test.All the best.

    Steve.:BigGrin:
     
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    Looks like you better get a move on then Wendy,:Laughing: not the best time of the year to be doing it.:Wink:Its ice and snow, or leave it a bit and have rain, or wait till august and do it in our 2 weeks of summer. :Laughing: Good Luck. Bob.
     
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    hi everybody!

    This is the french "L" plate.
    Careful some can be 16y old !
     

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    THAT doesn't look like a Motorcycle Frankie.:Wink:

    Bet it's warmer there than here today.:Rofl1:
     
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    You just want a reason to get back into those leather trousers now dont you - Own up. Good luck Wendy and buy some thermals:Rofl1:
     
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    Cause it's only for cars !:BigGrin:
    I don't think there's any "l" plate for motorbykes It's far too dangerous in our "mad drivers" jungle. They have to pass full test and get their licence straight away
    When learners (car driving) get their licence they have only 6 points on it instead of 12, during 3 years. If they get their 6 points removed by making mistakes(for example ,if you forget to fasten the seat bell they remove 2 points!!),they have to pass the test all over again!:Doh::Rofl1::Laughing:

    Frankie:Smile:
     
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    I have done a lot of motorhome driving in Europe but I am taking a 125 motorcycle with me this time (I passed my test over 40 years so no problem with the L plates) What I was wondering is there anything I need to know or carry with me when riding in Europe :RollEyes:?
    I know I need to have the spare bulbs, hi vis jacket, triangles ets. in my motorhome but is there anything I need to have with me when I'm riding my motorbike ? Is there any site giving information on riding a motorbike in Europe showing what the laws & regulations are.
     
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    same as for campers the law in each country is diff check with aa or rac i dont think you will be useing motorways etc on a 125 so shouldnt be a prob really
     
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    Hi Mike!


    I'll check that for you, i don't think there's anything to worry about!
    Still, the jacket is compulsary as soon as daylight is coming down ....(up to you to decide at what time you're not visible enought:RollEyes:) and as soon as you're not anymore in town.
    If there's any other law i'll let you know , on this thread so that everybody can be informed at the same time!


    Amicalement

    Frankie:Smile:
     
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    I was working in Montana, USA a few years ago, staying on a campsite doing some computer work for the owner when this baby ( her mom did the cooking so she knew me ) came asking for help. She looked about 13, took me to this massive old USA gas guzzler and said she'd locked herself out.

    I looked at this baby then this car about 10 metres long and wondered if I was going mad.

    I got her into the car but then found to my amazement that not all USA kids can reach under the dashboard and hot wire it.


    Brian.
     
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    Sorry Frankie, Only Jesting.:Wink:


    So there's no learner motorcyclists then or at least they don't advertise the fact unlike our novices.?

    How do they gain experience on the roads before taking their test?

    That's an interesting one that with the car drivers.

    So They START off WITH points on their licence whereas we start off with a clean licence and try to AVOID getting points.:RollEyes::Rofl1:
     
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    :RollEyes: Thanks everyone for the replies,and looks like I will just have to sit my test:Doh:
    Sonia ,John said I have no chance of getting back in the leathers:Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    Hi everybody!


    Sorry to answer that late to the questions:Blush:.... i was quite busy these last few days!

    So, you can't ride a bike if you don't have your full licence, that's for sure!:Sad:(BTW , steve-american dream- the bikers can't pass they licence before having been trained, that's how they get their experience. They ride the bike while being taught and a ""school car" follows them and talk to them with a radio system. When they are ready enought , they are allowed to pass the licence!:BigGrin::Wink:)
    Now when you have it , you must have with you one security jacquet and one triangle, only one! Even if you have a passenger!

    Hope that helps!


    And by the way, i wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!!



    Amicalement

    Frankie:Smile:
     
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    I've just re-read this. I did not make it clear that this "baby" wanted to get in to drive the car, perfectly legally. Which puts French 16 YO bikers to shame.



    Brian.
     
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