MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Information > Introduction Forum
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 05-24-2011, 08:31 AM   #41
HDA
Italians do it better
 
HDA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 256

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 4

Bike(s):
2014 RSV4 APRC
1992 CBR RR
2003 RC51







Send a message via Skype™ to HDA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stromtrooper View Post
MSF class instructors provide the bikes, so you don't need to buy a bike before you take the class. (Maybe impossible without a license that would be necessary for insurance that would be necessary for the title transfer...)
Stromtrooper, thanks for your reply.

One thing is not clear to me: can I buy a bike and have it titled in my name even if I don't have a M License but only a car license? And then have it insured and go to take the exam? Otherwise if I can't title/insure a bike how the can I take the DMV exam!??!
Am I forced to go to that MSF course (no way, I've been riding bikes for the past 8 years...)?
__________________
Motorcycle jumps?
HDA is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
two Italians lucydad General Discussion (Moto Related) 8 09-10-2012 08:07 AM
Italians crewchief General Discussion (Moto Related) 5 02-14-2012 09:25 AM
Those crazy italians zerobounds Off Topic 3 02-01-2012 12:39 PM
What Would Italians Do Without Tomatoes? FastLine Off Topic 9 03-16-2009 09:45 AM
Nice collection of old italians Scorpio General Discussion (Moto Related) 1 09-14-2007 09:10 AM
Advertisement
Old 05-24-2011, 08:36 AM   #42
FLYIN'DUC
Senior Member
 
FLYIN'DUC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Cleveland, Texas
Feedback Rating: (7)
Posts: 6,254


Bike(s):
07 Ducati, 99 Busa









Welcome, I also love Italian bikes and women, oh wait I love all bikes and some women
FLYIN'DUC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 08:48 AM   #43
Bounce305
The Brasileiro!!!!
 
Bounce305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cypress
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 2,309

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
08 CBR1000rr






Quote:
Originally Posted by HDA View Post
Obrigadinho Bounce. I am actually learning how to use searchtempest.com but I see on cycletrader many many many R1 2009 NEW for like 9500, which is not too bad.

BTW the S1000RR like yours is also in scope
hey man i have to tell i have respect for all liter bikes but once i rode the BMW its going to be hard for me to like riding another liter bike.... not saying that its the best bike out there but itwas the perfect fit for me the riding position the control, the power just fit my style really well.. BTW what part of town are you in you should come to the Winetopia meet today.. usually have a great turn out and good wine. extremely good burgers...
Bounce305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 08:49 AM   #44
Stromtrooper
Trust me I know what I'm
 
Stromtrooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: West Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 973

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
'08 Wee-Strom DL650
Trek OCLV 5200



Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by HDA View Post
Stromtrooper, thanks for your reply.

One thing is not clear to me: can I buy a bike and have it titled in my name even if I don't have a M License but only a car license? And then have it insured and go to take the exam? Otherwise if I can't title/insure a bike how the can I take the DMV exam!??!
Am I forced to go to that MSF course (no way, I've been riding bikes for the past 8 years...)?
To transfer a bike's title to your name you need to go to the local tax office (court office) and pay some taxes (6% of the bike's depreciated value based on some standard tables they have). Anyway the point is that to transfer the title you also need proof of insurance of the bike on your name. Without a motorcycle license I don't think you can get insurance on your name. That's when things get complicated.

Get to the US, get your TX driving/riding license, then get a bike. Then get insurance and go to the title transfer office to get the title on your name. Until the title is on your name, any receipt you might get from the bike sale transaction doesn't mean . It will take some time but that's the way to do it properly...

Last edited by Stromtrooper; 05-24-2011 at 08:52 AM.
Stromtrooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 08:54 AM   #45
IndyRC
Mutant
 
IndyRC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Colorado
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 3,414

Experience: 4-8 months

Bike(s):
None









Welcome to Texas!
__________________
There is no charge for awesomeness!
IndyRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:02 AM   #46
HDA
Italians do it better
 
HDA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 256

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 4

Bike(s):
2014 RSV4 APRC
1992 CBR RR
2003 RC51







Send a message via Skype™ to HDA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stromtrooper View Post
To transfer a bike's title to your name you need to go to the local tax office (court office) and pay some taxes (6% of the bike's depreciated value based on some standard tables they have). Anyway the point is that to transfer the title you also need proof of insurance of the bike on your name. Without a motorcycle license I don't think you can get insurance on your name. That's when things get complicated.

Get to the US, get your TX driving/riding license, then get a bike.
I don't get this
How can I get the riding license and take the riding test if I can't title a bike?

Sorry, maybe is English not being my mother language...


Uhmmm maybe renting? I took my driving license renting a DODGE RAM V8 that thing was huge, it was the only vehicle Enterprise had that day
__________________
Motorcycle jumps?
HDA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:04 AM   #47
HDA
Italians do it better
 
HDA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 256

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 4

Bike(s):
2014 RSV4 APRC
1992 CBR RR
2003 RC51







Send a message via Skype™ to HDA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bounce305 View Post
hey man i have to tell i have respect for all liter bikes but once i rode the BMW its going to be hard for me to like riding another liter bike.... not saying that its the best bike out there but itwas the perfect fit for me the riding position the control, the power just fit my style really well.. BTW what part of town are you in you should come to the Winetopia meet today.. usually have a great turn out and good wine. extremely good burgers...
Absolutely, I will come back "home" in mid June and will be glad to meet some houstonian riders.

I believe the BMW is THE best superbike in the 1lt category (including 1198 etc). But I am planning to track the bike and a slide with the BMW would be a tad too expensive...
__________________
Motorcycle jumps?
HDA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:07 AM   #48
Bounce305
The Brasileiro!!!!
 
Bounce305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cypress
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 2,309

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
08 CBR1000rr






Quote:
Originally Posted by HDA View Post
Absolutely, I will come back "home" in mid June and will be glad to meet some houstonian riders.

I believe the BMW is THE best superbike in the 1lt category (including 1198 etc). But I am planning to track the bike and a slide with the BMW would be a tad too expensive...
Thats when you talk to Trooper here on the Site and he sets you up with the Cheapest Full coverage insurance out there.. thats what im doing he lowered my insurance by close to 8k ill find the thread to that and post it here for you... with full coverage you go down.. they give you the money the bike is worth at the time.. or if the bike is not totaled they Fix it for you.
Bounce305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:08 AM   #49
Bounce305
The Brasileiro!!!!
 
Bounce305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cypress
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 2,309

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
08 CBR1000rr






http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=182443

here it is Just PM trooper. i mean you need insurance on the Bike regardless even if not full coverage and he is the guy for it.
Bounce305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:16 AM   #50
Deebo
formerly known as v.viney
 
Deebo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Galleria
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 698

Experience: 3 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2008 Ducati Monster S2R 1000
1996 Suzuki Intruder 800








Quote:
Originally Posted by Bounce305 View Post
hey man i have to tell i have respect for all liter bikes but once i rode the BMW its going to be hard for me to like riding another liter bike.... not saying that its the best bike out there but itwas the perfect fit for me the riding position the control, the power just fit my style really well.. BTW what part of town are you in you should come to the Winetopia meet today.. usually have a great turn out and good wine. extremely good burgers...
If you are in Houston today you should come to winetopia. It is in the galleria area, I will post up a link

Quote:
Originally Posted by HDA View Post
Absolutely, I will come back "home" in mid June and will be glad to meet some houstonian riders.

I believe the BMW is THE best superbike in the 1lt category (including 1198 etc). But I am planning to track the bike and a slide with the BMW would be a tad too expensive...
I ride around with Nick often...i ride with envy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bounce305 View Post
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=182443

here it is Just PM trooper. i mean you need insurance on the Bike regardless even if not full coverage and he is the guy for it.
Ya, if you get insurance with trooper, no need to worry about letting your bike go at the track. It will all be taken care of
Deebo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:18 AM   #51
Deebo
formerly known as v.viney
 
Deebo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Galleria
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 698

Experience: 3 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2008 Ducati Monster S2R 1000
1996 Suzuki Intruder 800








Winetopia Meet every tuesday
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=184217
Deebo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:20 AM   #52
ricksc99
Senior Member
 
ricksc99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: north side
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 123

Experience: 9-12 months

Bike(s):
gsxr-600









welcome
ricksc99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:23 AM   #53
Vegas Kid
Senior Member
 
Vegas Kid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Cypress
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,916

Experience: 3 years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
07 R6-sold
12 TTR 50








Quote:
Originally Posted by HDA View Post
I don't get this
How can I get the riding license and take the riding test if I can't title a bike?
If you take the MSF, they will provide a bike for you. After that, you take a computer test at the DMV, then you get your license. No need to take a "riding" test at the DMV if you take the MSF.

Even if you've been riding for a while, the MSF is a great refresher for everybody.

Please note, riding in H'town will be quite a bit different than Italy. Our drivers are quite as skilled on the road.
Vegas Kid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:30 AM   #54
HDA
Italians do it better
 
HDA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 256

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 4

Bike(s):
2014 RSV4 APRC
1992 CBR RR
2003 RC51







Send a message via Skype™ to HDA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deebo View Post
Thanks Deebo but I am currently in Italy till mid June
__________________
Motorcycle jumps?
HDA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:35 AM   #55
Brena23
Mothernugget
 
Brena23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cypress
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 11,884

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2005 CRF450R - tarded
Scooter- 2004 metropoliten
Mini-RM 65
2006 GSXR 1000






Welcome! As far as the guys talking about having the option taking MSF (motorcycle safety foundation) that is not true anymore. It is required for ANYONE getting a M endorsment. The DMV does not do testing anymore.

Go to www.awesomecycles.com and sign up for your MSF there. They are ... well awesome!

Once you have taken your MSF, you will take yoru certificate down to the DMV, take the computer test and then you will receive your M endorsment.


As far as trackdays there are 3 organizations with PLENTY of days to choose.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by kibitzer View Post
If I hate you because you're a stupid then I just hate you. If I hate you because you're a specific skin color then I'm a racist. It really is that simple.

Satan ButtNuggets Mothernugget
Brena23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:37 AM   #56
Stromtrooper
Trust me I know what I'm
 
Stromtrooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: West Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 973

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
'08 Wee-Strom DL650
Trek OCLV 5200



Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by Vegas Kid View Post
If you take the MSF, they will provide a bike for you. After that, you take a computer test at the DMV, then you get your license. No need to take a "riding" test at the DMV if you take the MSF.

Even if you've been riding for a while, the MSF is a great refresher for everybody.

Please note, riding in H'town will be quite a bit different than Italy. Our drivers are quite as skilled on the road.
I'll take that as a typo. However Houstonian drivers are not as aggressive as South European ones. Just more dangerous due to the size of the vehicles people drive here. There is a huge difference getting rear ended by a Fiat 500 and a F-150...
Stromtrooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:44 AM   #57
HDA
Italians do it better
 
HDA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 256

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 4

Bike(s):
2014 RSV4 APRC
1992 CBR RR
2003 RC51







Send a message via Skype™ to HDA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stromtrooper View Post
I'll take that as a typo. However Houstonian drivers are not as aggressive as South European ones. Just more dangerous due to the size of the vehicles people drive here. There is a huge difference getting rear ended by a Fiat 500 and a F-150...

ahaha, so true!

But let me tell you guys, average Houstonian driver is not skilled in driving

Thanks Brena, will take your advise then and take this - freaking - MSF course
__________________
Motorcycle jumps?
HDA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:49 AM   #58
Brena23
Mothernugget
 
Brena23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cypress
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 11,884

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2005 CRF450R - tarded
Scooter- 2004 metropoliten
Mini-RM 65
2006 GSXR 1000






Quote:
Originally Posted by HDA View Post
But let me tell you guys, average Houstonian driver is not skilled in driving
No MOST are not skilled at all, and propably shouldnt even have their license to begin with. It can be quite scary at times!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by kibitzer View Post
If I hate you because you're a stupid then I just hate you. If I hate you because you're a specific skin color then I'm a racist. It really is that simple.

Satan ButtNuggets Mothernugget
Brena23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:58 AM   #59
trooper
Time to ride.
 
trooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tha hillz
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 2,657

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
07 Heritage Softail Classic









You can get insurance in your name without a class m on your license and you can buy any bike you want whether you have a license or not. To get your class M in texas you have to take the MSF now regardless of experience. Hope to see ya at one of the meets, I have step-family in Italy.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Stromtrooper View Post
To transfer a bike's title to your name you need to go to the local tax office (court office) and pay some taxes (6% of the bike's depreciated value based on some standard tables they have). Anyway the point is that to transfer the title you also need proof of insurance of the bike on your name. Without a motorcycle license I don't think you can get insurance on your name. That's when things get complicated.

Get to the US, get your TX driving/riding license, then get a bike. Then get insurance and go to the title transfer office to get the title on your name. Until the title is on your name, any receipt you might get from the bike sale transaction doesn't mean . It will take some time but that's the way to do it properly...
trooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 10:06 AM   #60
Bounce305
The Brasileiro!!!!
 
Bounce305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cypress
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 2,309

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
08 CBR1000rr






Quote:
Originally Posted by trooper View Post
You can get insurance in your name without a class m on your license and you can buy any bike you want whether you have a license or not. To get your class M in texas you have to take the MSF now regardless of experience. Hope to see ya at one of the meets, I have step-family in Italy.
hey this is the guy i mentioned earlier about insurance he knows whats up.
Bounce305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy