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Copy of the M Test (M2X) checklist!

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Hi,
I know its been a long time since you posted it but are there any other tips u could possibly give me about the oshawa route like the turning that you mentioned which csoted u your first test
 

Boots

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Re: more advice

Going Monday to Barrie!

I'm such a moron I didn't know doing the M1x course at Humber made me elligable for the 18 month wait time instead of the 22 month -- I thought it was only if you did an M2x course or something.

Anyways, you'll see me on this page for the next 4 days.
 

WeatherB

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For those of you doing the test in Aurora, the middle lane to turn left/right coming off the 404 North at Wellington is only a right turn lane due to construction. If your examiner takes this route and asks you to make the left, make sure you are in the left turn lane and not the middle lane.
 

Boots

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Ive been searching around but can't find it: Does anyone know the barrie route maybe I'll give it a run before my test.
 

Emefef

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Ive been searching around but can't find it: Does anyone know the barrie route maybe I'll give it a run before my test.
You'll leave the start point, and prior to returning you will execute at least 4 left turns, 4 right turns, two through and two stop intersections, a roadside stop, two trips on the highway, two trips through commercial/business areas (each time doing lane changes to the left and right solely for the purpose of marking them) and two trips through residential areas. Sometime while you aren't in one of those specific areas, you will also ride through two curves.
That's as helpful as knowing the route ahead of time, trust me. Thinking about the route in advance gives you at best, a false sense of security and at worst, a distraction that could cause you to make a mistake because of what turns out to be a false assumption.
 

Boots

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You'll leave the start point, and prior to returning you will execute at least 4 left turns, 4 right turns, two through and two stop intersections, a roadside stop, two trips on the highway, two trips through commercial/business areas (each time doing lane changes to the left and right solely for the purpose of marking them) and two trips through residential areas. Sometime while you aren't in one of those specific areas, you will also ride through two curves.
That's as helpful as knowing the route ahead of time, trust me. Thinking about the route in advance gives you at best, a false sense of security and at worst, a distraction that could cause you to make a mistake because of what turns out to be a false assumption.
Damn, didn't see this but I passed.
 

Joe Bass

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Damn, didn't see this but I passed.

Once again, congrats!
Sad to see the bike for sale, though. Hope we get to ride together again before she's gone.
 

7seven7

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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has added to this thread and the Op.

Passed yesterday, tested in the rain with only 5 marks off. I also watched the vid for Brampton location and for me knowing the route helped. I rode around a couple times an hour before my test and found gravel on the NB onramp of the 410. Also there must be construction on the 410 because they have 80km/h limit signs. When I asked the examiner if I should follow the sign or the flow of traffic, he told me not to break any laws and follow the sign.

It helped knowing what to watch out for and gave me more time to "bobblehead"
 
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CBRSteve

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Points of accuracy. In Ontario the speed limit in urban areas is 50 kph unless posted otherwise. There is not an 'emergency stop' it is referenced as a 'roadside stop.' As the test sheet says, they are looking for traffic checks, mirror checks, tapping the brake before slowing down, indicating where appropriate, smoothly slowing down and stopping within an arms length of the curb, using your hazard lights (if you have them), securing the bike with the kickstand, then when re-entering traffic; flipping the kickstand up, doing full traffic and blind spot checking, put the bike in gear, smoothly moving off, going into the blocking position, canceling the signal and doing a traffic check. Professional lessons would benefit most riders.

If you don't have hazard lights, you are supposed to signal when pulling over, but you are supposed to turn them OFF when you get off the bike. I lost a point for leaving them on.
 

Emefef

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Where did you take your test? If you don't have hazard lights, there is no signal error for when you're parked, unless the examiner mismarked the box, or used it to mark some other signal error.
 

CBRSteve

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Where did you take your test? If you don't have hazard lights, there is no signal error for when you're parked, unless the examiner mismarked the box, or used it to mark some other signal error.
It was at Downsview. I think you are correct. I remember telling him that I did not have four-ways and he probably forgot.

I just checked the handbook and it has this: [After you have stopped] If your motorcycle has four-way flashers, turn off your signal and turn on the four-way flashers.

To me that means, "If your motorcycle does not have four-way flashers, leave the turn signal on.
 

Emefef

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It was at Downsview. I think you are correct. I remember telling him that I did not have four-ways and he probably forgot.

I just checked the handbook and it has this: [After you have stopped] If your motorcycle has four-way flashers, turn off your signal and turn on the four-way flashers.

To me that means, "If your motorcycle does not have four-way flashers, leave the turn signal on.
No, that's not the point either. There are two schools of thought about what to do with your signal. I don't want to start that debate again. My point about the test is that if you have four-ways, you must use them or it's an error. IF you don't have them, it doesn't matter if you leave your signal on or turn it off - there is no markable error.
 

dieselxx

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I just finished my test at downsview and passed. So happy it's over with. This thread helped alot. Key is to practice alot in the days prior. We all develop bad habits over time.
 

sMiLey

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Just did my m2 exit at downsview located at 37 Carl Hall Rd. Days leading up to the test I read this entire forum from page 1 to 42 and it helped a great deal. oh and yes, I did pass and I am now officially a GM holder. Soooo happy.

Key points to remember for the test:

Keep scanning and observing your surroundings, bobble your head every 5-10 seconds looking left & right.
Using the correct turn signals, and turning them off.
I was told by the examiner that I used excellent tire track selection for different situations, not rocket science.

Also I did two roadside emergency stops within a minute.

As for the route on the forum, and what I was instructed to do, didn't pay attention, just followed their instructions of going left and right. But I remember going on the Sheppard Ave W to Allen to the 401w exit on Keele. Did highway lane change to left, then back. (key is if you know how to ride, then location shouldn't matter just follow the signs and use good judgement and you should be good)

I told the examiner I did not have 4 way flashers, so i was instructed to turn off bike, kick stand down, off the bike, and then to continue.

The examiner didn't mind if I was under/ over the speed limit by 10 kmh so I was abt 110 km/h on highway, at one point I think I was at like 130 km/h and looked at my speed saying oooooh *****. Either way when I looked at my test sheet score he didn't mark going to fast or to slow lol. Got dinged 4 errors (not look at hazard, and not check blind spot) but trust me I was a complete bobble head looking everywhere. I guess they have to ding u somewhere. Just happy I passed on my first try, or I was going to take the course which I really didn't want to do.

Thanks to all that have contributed to this thread with the helpful tips!
 
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joe_morris

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Hey guys, Just passed in Hamilton and it was all made possible by this amazing thread. (well, that and the fact that i could apparently keep my bike shiny-side-up for the whole duration). But a huge thank you to everyone who has posted in this thread. Your tips and experiences gave me tons of confidence.

Thanks!
 

Joe Bass

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Hey guys, Just passed in Hamilton and it was all made possible by this amazing thread. (well, that and the fact that i could apparently keep my bike shiny-side-up for the whole duration). But a huge thank you to everyone who has posted in this thread. Your tips and experiences gave me tons of confidence.

Thanks!
Congrats!

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