Did my bike test t'other day, thought i'd done alright, but at the end the examiner said i'd failed, because "you did not have all your fingers on on the front brake lever during the emergency stop". He says he saw that my little finger wasn't on the lever. He gave me a serious fault under section 12 Control "use of handbrake/ MC front brake". But he never put down even a minor fault for section 2 Controlled Stop, even tho this has boxes to record faults specific to the control of the bike during the stop. The sheet therefore shows I made a satisfactory controlled stop, but he says it was this that caused me to fail. That doesn,t seem right to me, can I challenge his decision?
Failed test-can I appeal?
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I would say
not a chance. Get over it and pass next time.
i failed twice on stupid thing you have just got to go again better luck next time
You can appeal.
But there is no way on earth you will win it and you will piss off the examiner(and his friends) so the next time you take your test you will fail again and again and again and so on...............
Best just take it on the chin without complaint and book another test and remember not to do it again on your next test.
As said before, better off doing your test again! Next time just keep your little finger on the lever! LOL
failed test-can I appeal?
thats sh*te that mate. Its an emergency... Passed on friday first time. But think most of it is down to luck, and the mood of the examiner.... Expensive now too, hope you get it done before the new test change.
Sorry to hear you failed. Speaking as a driving instructor, the only thing that can be achieved from an appeal, is another test at no charge. The DSA will not reverse the outcome.
Unfortunately, in the circumstances, can't see them doing that as technically it was a fault with the use of the brake, rather than the actual e-stop.
Better luck next time.
Err no Tommy
It wasn't an emergency, it was a test.
I have to say
that my little finger often does not even reach the brake on most bikes...
does that mean I am doomed to fail before I even sit the test?
I can assure you my little finger was NOT on the lever when I did my emergency stop in the test as it could not reach the lever, yet I've passed first time with two minors on paper (and the minors were not about the emergency stop).
But like others have said, they don't go back on their decision, you might get a free re-test if at all.
It was an emergency, an emergency stop. I went to change down gears at the end and picked up a minor fault. But the examiner said I stopped the bike "in an emergency" under control
It took me on my twice to pass mine due to little things! But them little things could be a matter of life or death some times!
Keep going you will soon feel better when you have done it.
bike test (new mod 2)
hi there, i passed mod 1 with a minor, and mod 2 failed with 1 minor and a serious, i failed to observe a stop junction..oopsy, took it on the chin and rebooked for 16th Nov..
Listen if they getting so frikin picky about this stupid test farce then appeal against everything.I failed two mod1s with no other faults other than 3kmh and 1kmh to slow on the swerve test, now if this had anything what so ever to do with rider safety then i should have passed. But no i then lost my pre booked mod2 fee and had to pay another £125 for re test , so the two fails cost me nearly £300 which is joke. And for something that can't be legal the motorcycle i used was a 2008 suzuki sv650 which has digital mph speedo, how can i be expected to concentrate on the test whilst calculating mph into kmh. I have appealed for a refund and it's looking good they have got back and said that all uk motorcycles have both kmh and mph which in my case isn't true, and i have had legal advice that i have a excellent case against this ridiculous mod1 farce. I have passed both tests now but will still fight .