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MOD 2 Show Me Tell Me

The "Show Me, Tell Me" questions are part of the motorcycle Module 2 (Mod 2) practical test, designed to test your knowledge of basic motorcycle safety and maintenance.


Show Me Tell Me Questions

Here's a summary of these questions along with their answers:

1. Engine Oil Level Check (Tell Me)

  • Question: How would you check that the engine has sufficient oil?
  • Answer:
    • Identify where to check the oil level (e.g., dipstick or sight glass). Explain that the level should be between the max and min marks. For a dipstick, remove it, wipe it clean, return it, then remove again to check the oil level against the marks. For a sight glass, ensure it's clean when checking.
    • Ensure the engine is at operating temperature.
    • Stand the motorcycle upright on a horizontal surface.
    • After switching off the engine, wait one minute before checking the level to ensure accuracy.
    • The engine oil must be between the A and B markings. If it's below A, add oil; if above B, correct the level.

2. Horn Check (Show Me)

  • Question: Show me how you would check that the horn is working.
  • Answer: Check is carried out by using the control (turn on ignition if necessary).

3. Brake Fluid Level (Tell Me)

  • Question: Identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic fluid.
  • Answer:
    • Identify the reservoir and check the level against high/low markings.
    • Warning indicates that insufficient brake fluid level will cause the brake system to fail. Ensure the motorcycle is on level ground and the brake fluid reservoir on the handlebar is horizontal.
    • Check the brake fluid level through the level viewer. If it's below the MIN marking, add front brake fluid as specified.

4. Lights and Reflectors (Tell Me)

  • Question: Tell me how you would check that the lights and reflectors are clean and working.
  • Answer: Operate the switch (turn on ignition if necessary), identify reflectors, and check visually for cleanliness and operation.

5. Brake Lights (Show Me)

  • Question: Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working.
  • Answer: Operate the brake and either check by looking at the reflection in windows, doors, etc., or ask someone to help.

6. Chain Condition (Tell Me)

  • Question: Tell me how you would check the condition of the chain on this machine.
  • Answer: Check for chain wear, correct tension, and rear wheel alignment. Tension should be adjusted as specified in the machine handbook. The chain should be lubricated to prevent excessive wear.

7. Steering Movement (Show Me)

  • Question: Show me what checks you would make on the steering movement before using the machine.
  • Answer: Handlebars should move smoothly from full left lock to full right lock without any control cables being stretched, trapped, or pinched, and without any snagging between moving and fixed parts.

8. Tyre Checks (Tell Me)

  • Question: 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.
  • Answer: Correct tyre pressure settings can be found in the owner’s manual. Pressures should be checked using a reliable gauge. Tread depth must be at least 1mm deep, forming a continuous band at least 3/4 of the breadth of the tread and all the way around. There should be no lumps, bulges, or tears.
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9. Front Brake Check (Show Me)

  • Question: Show me how you would check the operation of the front brake on this machine.
  • Answer: Wheel the machine forward and apply the front brake.

10. Brakes Operation (Show Me)

  • Question: Show me how you would check the operation of the brakes on this machine.
  • Answer: Check for excessive travel on the brake lever and the brake pedal and for unusual play or sponginess.

Remember, these are practical checks you may need to perform on your motorcycle, and being familiar with them is crucial for safe riding and passing your Mod 2 test.