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View Poll Results: Have you known someone who's ridden w/out a "M" endorsment, or Insurance.
Yes, Without Insurance 5 4.27%
Yes, Without "M" endorsment 29 24.79%
Yes, Without Both 65 55.56%
No 18 15.38%
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:57 PM   #1
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Insurance/Class "M" license

Just wanted to do a little harmless poll...

How many of you have ever ridden, or known someone that has ridden without a class M endorsment and/or Insurance on a bike?

I dont want to hear names, calling other people out, sexist remarks, racial remarks, or anything other than the facts.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:02 AM   #2
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:19 AM   #3
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70% of streetbikers in Houston do not have thier class M endorsment
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:35 AM   #4
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70% of streetbikers in Houston do not have thier class M endorsment
83% of all statistics are made up on spot.

cant argue with that number though. I believe it.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:50 AM   #5
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83% of all statistics are made up on spot.

cant argue with that number though. I believe it.
Including 100% of yours
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:51 AM   #6
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Including 100% of yours
50% of the time, I'm right everytime
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:54 AM   #7
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I don't have insurance on one of my bikes right now :P

But thats why I ride the other one, and track that one.
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I did it when I was younger. . .no class M and no insurance. Then i got arrested, bike got impounded, and I had to pay the state of Texas for 3 years just to have a license.
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Plenty of folks roll around like that.

Not for me though, I like to stay legal. When a cop pulls me over, they're usually so in awe that everything is in order, that they'll let me go.

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:22 AM   #10
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First week I had my bike I was pulled over. No M & no insurance. Dude was gonna impound but he let someone pick up the bike. I know lots of peeps who rode for 20 or so years with no endorsement and never had an issue. Now they're cracking down on it. They'll tow your and put you in jail.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:30 AM   #11
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Shamefully I've never had an M endorsement. Been riding for more than 10 years. Had lots of tickets for it.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:36 AM   #12
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I have always had insurance but I rode up until this last summer with no M endorsement. Probably like 7 or 8 years without having one. Honestly up until they passed the new law making the class mandatory a year or two ago cops really didn't care if you had one or not granted you weren't riding like an idiot. Once they started cracking down I went and got it. One of the guys in my class was getting it for the same reason and had been riding for like 15 years without one. Like a said it was never really enforced until a couple years ago. Kind of like the helmet endorsement. It was never enforced. Now people act like your some kind of felon if you don't have a license. When I was younger "riding dirty" meant you had enough of whatever in your pocket to put you away for a while. Now it means you are committing a ticketable offense.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:41 AM   #13
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I rode around for a few yrs with no m endorsement finnally got enough tickets and the cop threaten to impound my bike unless I got my liscense even checked up on me a few weeks later when he saw me back on the bike he was a bike cop totally cool even though he still wrote me tickets lol.
I always had insurance and always will I dont feel like paying to state for 3yrs f that noise!!!!
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I did it when I was younger. . .no class M and no insurance. Then i got arrested, bike got impounded, and I had to pay the state of Texas for 3 years just to have a license.
3 years? How does that work? Do you mean the surcharge thing with DPS?
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:00 AM   #15
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2 friends of mine use to ride without either. I think guy B still doesn't have insurance. He was rearended not to long ago and paying out of pocket for repairs. Guy A got his license a month or so before I got mine. And put insurance on his bike after he layed it down.

I have my license, and medical insurance but no bike :-( insurance waiting for me to get a motorcycle already have been quoted.
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I rode for a couple days without a class M, just to get the feel of it so i could go take the test and get it. police arent expecting you to have you License with an "M" and your insurance card ready before they have a chance to get up to the bike.

.. Oh and they are also surprised when you're not a complete to them. Tends to help the chances of getting warnings
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I rode for a couple days without a class M, just to get the feel of it so i could go take the test and get it. police arent expecting you to have you License with an "M" and your insurance card ready before they have a chance to get up to the bike.

.. Oh and they are also surprised when you're not a complete to them. Tends to help the chances of getting warnings
Yes they do. You take/pass the written exam and get a "M" with restrictions then you come back with a bike and take the road test. I'm not even remotely sure where you got your "no insurance for now" assertation.
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Yes they do. You take/pass the written exam and get a "M" with restrictions then you come back with a bike and take the road test. I'm not even remotely sure where you got your "no insurance for now" assertation.
Sorry, but since last Sept you have to take an MSF class to get your M stamp. They no longer administer a driving test for MC at the DMV.
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Got pulled over with no M (had my permit). A lot of people in NY ride with no M. The system is so screwed up, it takes 9 months to get a road test.

As far as insurance goes, liability is so cheap on a bike, I see no reason to not have it.
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Sorry, but since last Sept you have to take an MSF class to get your M stamp. They no longer administer a driving test for MC at the DMV.
Ah. I didn't know that and sounds like that I will like this new law.

Thanks for the clarification.
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