Getting your motorcycle licence where I live is broken up in to 3 components.
1) Pass your written test.
2) Pass your Motorcycle Skills Test (MST). This is an exam where you ride through cones and have to do quick, controlled stops, U-turns, etc.
3) Pass your road test. For this final portion, you ride around in traffic with the instructor behind you in a car giving you instructions/directions over a remote headset.
When you pass the written test, you can ride only with a supervisor (on a bike next to you or following behind in a car), can only go up to 60km/h, no passenger, and can only ride during daylight.
When you pass the MST, it removes the 60km/h restriction and the supervisor restriction. At the end of the 2 days of riding in the parking lot through the program I'm going through, they are registered to be able to administer the MST on ICBC's behalf.
So I did my MST Sunday, got 100%, hurray. This saturday and sunday we will be riding in traffic which will prepare us for our road test which has to be done through ICBC.
Well... I went out an bought a bike yesterday after looking around and checking out a few bikes:
'99 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 XLS. It's got a handful of mods including an upgraded fuel tank, ignition, forward controls, etc. I'm still pretty new to bikes so I don't have the specifics .
I went and checked it out with my buddy who's more experienced than me and we both loved it at first sight.
He was asking $6000 CAD for it, got him down to $5500 CAD which I feel was a really nice deal for me, I almost feel bad for him lol. You can tell in the photos, but it's in really really nice condition. Always had regular maitenance, never been dropped etc.
Also came with the original, center-based foot controls, the oil he had been putting in it, owners manual, a spare air filter and some other things.
I'll be booking my road test in the next week or two. Took her out for a spin just now for the first time (aside from just up and down the street at the buyer's place) and I loveeeeee it.