USAREUR Motorcycle Test Study

  1. What license class will allow you to operate a motorcycle with or without a sidecar that has an engine capacity of 250cc or more?
    Class 1 License
  2. A motorcycle operator must have a class ___ to operate a motorcycle with an engine capacity between 80cc and 250cc
    Class 1A
  3. Class 2 licenses will allow you to operate what vehicle type?
    Vehicles with more than 15 seats (Excluding drivers seat), Trucks with a total weight in excess of 7.5 metric tons, Trucks with trailers, POV's with trailers exeeding 7.5 Tons, Three (3) Axel "T" vehicles and double axel trailers
  4. Class 3 licenses will allow you to operate what kind of vehicles?
    All vehicles other than classes 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 4, 5
  5. When taking the test for a Class 3 License, what class is included when you pass the test?
    Class 4 License
  6. How many brakes do a motorcycle have?
    Two brakes, front and rear however you can also use the transmission to slow down by shifting into a lower gear
  7. How should a motorcycle operator use the brakes on a motorcycle?

    Rear first?
    Front first?
    Both at the same time?
    By applying both brakes at the same time
  8. What is the best brake on a motorcycle?

    Front brake?
    Rear brake?
    Both brakes?
    Although the most effective way of braking is using both brakes, the best brake on a motorcycle is the front brake because the weight will transition from the rear to the front of the motorcycle
  9. How would a motorcycle operator prepare to brake?
    By putting one hand on the handbrake lever and position one foot over the brake pedal
  10. Which wheel tends to lock up when braking more, The front wheel or the rear wheel?
    The rear wheel because the weight transition will force the weight to the front therefore the rear wheel will lock
  11. Using only the rear brake for "normal" stops does what?
    It does not permit the operator the habit or skill of using the front brake properly in an emergency.
  12. How should an operator apply the front and rear brakes?
    By squeezing the front brake and pressing down on the rear
  13. Grabbing at the front brake or Jamming down on the rear can do what?
    It will cause the brakes to lock resulting in control problems.
  14. Brakes should be applied with extra caution when it starts raining, driving on wet roads or over wet streetcar tracks, Driving on roads with loose gravel dirt or leaves, Hard packed snow or ice, and driving at high speeds.

    True or False?
  15. How should an operator brake on a long downhill slope?
    The operator should use the braking action of the engine by shifting into a lower gear to slow the motorcycle and not use the front and rear brake continuously because it can reduce the brake efficiency by making the brakes too hot.
  16. When riding around a curve what should the operator do to prevent having to brake with force in the curve?
    The operator should reduce speed before reaching and entering the curve
  17. When riding on a wet road what happens to disk brakes?
    Disk brakes will take longer to work in wet conditions
  18. The operator should test for play in the wheel bearings by doing what?
    By jerking the wheel to and from sideways
  19. When should brake linings or brake blocks be replaced?
    When they are badly worn or oily
  20. When should brakes be readjusted?
    When the pedal or lever movements are too great
  21. What should an operator do when a motorcycle has been stationary for a long time?
    The operator should apply the brakes occasionally to make sure the transmitting and connecting are working properly, Make sure brake lights are working properly.
  22. When a motorcycle has been left outside durring wet weather for a long time what should the operator do?
    The operator should drive slowly at first and apply the brakes gently. You should also prepare for abnormal braking at the begining of operation.
  23. Riders often try to take turns too fast. What happens when an operator cannot hold the turn?
    The motorcycle will end up crossing into another lane of traffic or going off the road.
  24. In a turn if you overreact and brake too hard what will happen?
    The motorcycle will skid and result in a loss of control
  25. Before reaching a turn or curve in the road what should an operator do?
    Reduce speed before the turn by closing the throttle and if necessary apply both brakes to slow down
  26. In a turn or curve, where should an operator be looking?
    The operator should be looking through the turn where you want to go as opposed to where the motorcycle is moving.
  27. While looking through a turn or curve in a road what should you turn to adjust your field of view? your shoulders? your head? or both?
    Turn your head only keeping your eyes level with the horizon
  28. To turn, what must a motorcycle do?
    A motorcycle must lean to turn. Higher speeds and tighter turns require the motorcycle to lean more.
  29. To lean a motorcycle into the direction of a right turn what should the operator do?
    Push the right handgrip and lean body weight to the right side of the motorcycle to go right.

    Push Right + Lean right = Go Right
  30. To lean a motorcycle into the direction of a left turn what should the operator do?
    Push the left handgrip and lean body weight to the left side of the motorcycle to go left

    Push Left + Lean Left = Go Left
  31. In normal turns, how should the rider and the motorcycle lean?
    The rider and the motorcycle should lean together at the same angle.
  32. In slow tight turns, how should the rider and the motorcycle lean?
    The operator should lean the motorcycle only and keep the body strait
  33. In a turn what should an operator do with the throttle?
    The operator should roll the throttle through a turn maintaining a steady speed or accelerate gradually.
  34. What should you avoid doing in a turn?
    Avoid decelerating in a turn or applying brakes abruptly to slow. This will cause the motorcycle to drop or lose control
  35. The chance of falling or being involved in a collision increases when riding over what?
    Uneven surfaces or obstacles, Slippery surfaces, Railroad tracks, Groves and gratings.
  36. What should you be watching for in the road?
    Uneven surfaces such as bumps, broken pavement, potholes, and small pieces of debris.
  37. A motorcycle of less than 80cc engine capacity and speed capability of 51-79 KPH (31-50 MPH) can be operated by the minimum license class of?
    Class 1B
  38. A motorcycle with an engine capacity of 50cc and not exceeding 50 KPH (31 MPH) requires what class license?
    Class 4, which is included upon completion of the USAREUR Class 3 license test.
  39. A motorcycle with an engine capacity of less than 50cc and not exceeding 25 KPH (16 MPH) requires what class license?
    Class 5 license
  40. When traversing over a road hazard such as railroad tracks, grooves, or gratings how should you approach the obstacle?
    Approach as closely to a 90-degree angle as possible
  41. If you must ride over an obstacle you should slow down to reduce the jolt if time permits, make sure the motorcycle is strait up, and rise up off the seat with your weight on the foot pegs to absorb the shock with your knees and elbows.

    True or False?
  42. Rising off the seat of a motorcycle while riding over debris, broken pavement, bumps, or potholes will do what?
    Reduce the chances of the operator being thrown off the motorcycle
  43. When it starts to rain where should you ride in the lane of travel?
    In the tire tracks left by other vehicles
  44. Which is the best position to ride depending on traffic and other road conditions?
    The left side tire track made by other vehicles
  45. Where should you drive your motorcycle when making sharp turns and getting on or off autobanhs at highspeeds.
    As far from the edge of the road as possible
  46. When a slippery surface cannot be avoided how should a motorcycle operator proceed?
    Proceed by keeping the motorcycle strait up and as slowly as possible.
  47. If riding on a large surface so slippery that you must coast or travel at a walking pace what should you do?
    Let your feet skim the surface in case the motorcycle begins to fall you can catch it
  48. When skimming a large slippery surface with your feet, what should you do with the brakes and clutch?
    Keep off the brakes and squeeze the clutch and coast
  49. When approaching a slippery surface what should you do?
    Slow down before you get to a slippery surface to lessen the chances of skidding when stopping or turning
  50. In wet raining conditions what should you do when approaching a turn?
    Dramatically reduce speed before the turn to avoid slipping
  51. In wet conditions it is important to be as smooth as possible when....
    Speeding up, Shifting gears, Turning, and Braking
  52. When riding on a slippery surface you should apply both brakes. The front brake is the most effective, how should you apply the front brake?
    Squeeze the brake lever gradually to avoid locking the front wheel.
  53. When crossing tracks how should you approach?
    Move far enough away from the tracks, ruts, or pavement seams that run parallel to your course to be able to cross at an angle of at least 45 degrees then make a quick sharp turn.
  54. When riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings it will feel as if the motorcycle is wandering, how should you deal with this situation?
    Relax, maintain speed, and ride strait across and not at an angle.
  55. When carrying a passenger or additional cargo what should you do?
    Adjust tire pressure to compensate for the additional weight and avoid speeding up rapidly in a low gear or "popping" the clutch.
  56. When should you be especially alert for strong side winds?
    When driving on the autobanh at high speeds and when overtaking a truck pulling a trailer.
  57. What happens to your vision when it is raining?
    Your vision will be obscured by rain and spray, Your goggles or helmet visor could steam up.
  58. Where should you position yourself when making a left turn on a two way road?
    Position yourself to the center of the lane on which you are traveling and make the left turn.
  59. The Accronymn "FLY" is used for priority roads when determining which vehicle must go first, what does it mean?
    F- vehicles Following the priority road

    L - vehicles Leaving the priority road

    Y- vehicles Yielding to enter the priority road
  60. With right-of-way rules, if you have a vehicle to your right do you have the right of way or does the other vehicle?
    The other vehicle has the right of way because he or she is on your right.
  61. At night it is harder for motorcyclist to see and be seen, what should you do to compensate?
    Reduce Speed

    Increase following distance

    Use other vehicle headlights

    Use high beams when there are no other cars

    Lane change flexibility to lanes that allow you to see and be seen better
  62. When operating a motorcycle what is the best protective clothing?
    Colorful leather jacket, Pants, Leather boots, Leather gloves, and an approved helmet (ANSI Z90-1 or ECEN22)
  63. Class 1 license permits the operator to ride two wheeled vehicles in which other motorcycle classes?
    1a, 1b, 4, and 5
  64. What is the best way to protect a motorcycle from unauthorized use?
    Use the handlebar-locking device is and ensure the key is removed from the ignition
  65. In the right-of-way "rule strait before left" what must operators do who want to turn left and have a vehicle moving in the opposite direction of travel in their direction?
    To turn left operators must allow the vehicle or vehicles that are not turning to proceed before they can make a left turn.
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