Ok so here are my tips to help you pass the motorcycle B2 test in Malaysia.
The reason I am doing today’s post is because, on Thursday I will be examined while doing the jpj course by my instructor, He will then decide if I am suitable to take the official jpj test or identify areas that need working on first.
So while its all fresh in my mind I decided to take you onto the course that we do in Johor Bahru Malaysia, and truly hope it helps any other students to the motorcycle world.
The first section from the Start point,is over the bridge (has to be more than 7 sec to pass), then cones, in and out about 8 of them, then onto the Emergency brake.
You have to first push the bike to the start area, and wait for the green signal from the JPJ, Once you get the Signal you start your checks.
1. Check Helmet
2. Check Helmet strap.
3. check mirrors,
4. check gear neutral.
5. start bike.
6. select Gear.
7. foot onto break and check over right shoulder.
Move off and up on to the bridge, advice for this is vast, some say use 1st gear, others second, some say take it fast then release throttle and steer across, others so take it slow from the start. but you will work out which one is best for you while you practice, OK for me because i am a big guy on a small bike I use the fast onto bridge then off all power just steer of course if it slows to much you can give a little throttle then off it right away etc.
(This for me had been my Achilles heel. But with practice I can now take my bike over it. The best tip I can give for this is, not to focus on the bridge itself but head up and to look far ahead)
Then next part after the bridge is the cones and for this the best tip is not to focus on the cones but the exit point of each cone. its true is you look where you want to go the bike will go their, but focus onto the cones and you will hit them every time. so head up and look to the exit points.
Emergency Brake Stop.
For this one you need to get speed up to around 20km and be in 3rd gear – Today I was told I would fail because I used the front brake first and hard, the instructor showed me that the correct procedure is foot brake hard then to the close of the stop apply the hand brake.
once you stop left foot down, keep hand brake on then turn around to the JPJ officer, he will then signal you to continue, then you can change gear back down to second and indicate right to move off, don’t forget to look over right shoulder before you move off.
The next part of the test is the Route Test.
On this test you will be observed for correct lane, blind spot checks, and indicating your turns.
you will also have to do the figure of eight course, and the sharp bend course, these are best done by focus your attention where you want to go and not to look down at the kerb-stones,your instructor will be best to advise you on this part.
you will then head to the stopping point.
On arrival at the stopping point you need to follow some procedures for stopping and bike checks and arm hand signaling.
OK so so when you stop you need to in this order check.
1. signal turn off.
2. look over right should and make the hand stop signal.
3. put bike into N
4. turn off the bike.
At this point you need to look over to the JPJ officer for signal to continue.
Then further checks are needed in this order:
1.Check helmet and straps
2. check mirrors
3. check bike in N
4. Start bike
5. with two hand lean forward and check headlight on
6. apply foot brake and move hand over the brake to check it.
7. put right turn signal on and check front and rear.
8. put left turn signal on and check front and rear.
9. Select Gear, then with foot on brake
10. look over right shoulder, make arm outreach on the right, put hand back onto handle
11. look over left shoulder, make arm outreach to the left.
12. look over right shoulder then arm outreach to the left.
prepare to move off onto next route course.
on this part of the course pay attention to signaling and correct gears when moving off, also the blind spot checks by the bridge and the jpj tower.
When you get back to the stopping point
turn off signal, look over right shoulder and make the stop hand signal, put bike into N then turn the bike off, next step off the bike to the left and put the bike onto its double stand.
Then Look to the jpj officer for signal, once you get it you need to push the bike to the side ready for the next person to use.
then it’s a matter of going to the jpj Officer and collect your result….
Then main thing I find is to try and relax, the bike will handle much better if you are not stressed up.
to keep head up and look ahead or to your exit points, where you want to go.
Well it really up to you to let the instructor know if any part of the course you are not happy with work on it before you take the test. practice practice practice is the BEST TIP OFF ALL.
Important to remember that this only relate to the course that I do at our training school, I have noticed on some you tube videos that other centers start with the figure of eight then go onto the bridge cones etc:
And of course I will let you know how it goes for me when I take the test…..
UPDATE 🙂 Ye har! I passed the JPJ test today 17th April 2013., I am so pleased, there was around 40 other students taking theirs but not sure how they went on.Although from the smile going around a lot did well.