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Advice and information on how to carry out vehicle safety checks can be found in the manufacturer's handbook and/or the appropriate DVSA publication. MOTORCYCLE TESTS (Safety check questions for motorcycles) (Categories A1, A2, A, AM) (10 Combinations)

 

Combination 1

 

Question: Please identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Question: Show me how you would check that the horn is working on this machine please.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Combination 2 (Machines equipped with hydraulic brakes only).

 

Question: Please identify where the brake fluid reservoir is (front and depending on machine, rear as well) and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic fluid.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Question: Show me how you would switch your headlight from dipped to main beam.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Combination 3

 

Question: Tell me how you would check the condition of the chain on this machine please.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Question: Show me what checks you would make on the steering movement before using the machine please.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Combination 4

 

Question: Please tell me how you would check your tyres to ensure that they are correctly inflated, have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Question: Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working please.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Combination 5 Machines equipped with hydraulic brakes only.

 

Question: Please tell me how you would check that the lights and reflectors are clean and working.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Question: Show me how you would check the front brake on this machine is working please.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Combination 6

 

Question: Please tell me how you would check your tyres to ensure that they are correctly inflated, have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Question: Show me how you would check the operation of the brakes on this machine please.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Combination 7

 

Question: Please identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Question: Show me how you would check the operation of the ‘Engine Cut Out Switch’ please.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Combination 8

 

Question: Please tell me how you would check that the lights and reflectors are clean and working.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Question: Show me what checks you would make on the steering movement before using the machine please.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Combination 9 Machines equipped with hydraulic brakes only.

 

Question: Please identify where the brake fluid reservoir is (front and depending on machine, rear as well) and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic fluid.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Question: Show me how you would check the operation of the ‘Engine Cut Out Switch’ please.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Combination 10

 

Question: Tell me how you would check the condition of the chain on this machine please.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

 

Question: Show me how you would check that the horn is working on this machine please.

 

Source: The Official DVSA Guide to Riding the Essential Skills.

NB: The manufacturer’s handbook should also be consulted.

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