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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 02-22-2011, 02:28 PM   #21
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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.
let me reword that, they arent surprised when you dont.

and i'm not even remotely sure where you see no insurance for now.. i have no clue what youre talkin about...??
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let me reword that, they arent surprised when you dont.

and i'm not even remotely sure where you see no insurance for now.. i have no clue what youre talkin about...??
Okay. Police aren't expecting you to have your insurance card ready is what I was referring to. Probably just a poorly worded sentence. No worries.
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i'm so confused about what i even meant with what i said now..

I'll report back once i get my career a little further underway
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i'm so confused about what i even meant with what i said now..

I'll report back once i get my career a little further underway
You meant:

When a police offer pulls someone over, he's actually surprised that they have an M endorsement and insurance for their motorcycle.

And I agree. Seems to shock them.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:11 PM   #25
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You meant:

When a police offer pulls someone over, he's actually surprised that they have an M endorsement and insurance for their motorcycle.

And I agree. Seems to shock them.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:14 PM   #26
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I Have both, Insurance came first..Rode around withought M endorsement (but had my class certification) for like a month and a half.
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LOOOOOOOOONG time ago, took the written test, passed, got a bike & insurance, rode it to DMV WITHOUT endorsement, passed the riding exam. So yeah, i've ridden without the endorsement. I've also ridden without the insurance PAPER, never without insurance. A cop gave me a warning once for not having my paper with me.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:42 PM   #29
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Yeah the military has it's own rules for bikes. In the marines, they have their own bike safety class which every marine who rides is required to take. I'm not sure if it gives you the class M- I didn't start riding till after I was out- but I don't think it does. But let your gunny catch you on a bike when he knows you didn't take the class and you're in for a chewing.

I've heard Texas has a "No Chase" rule for bikes on the highway who run. Anybody know if this is true?

I had a Sugarland cop follow me for 5 miles (so he claims) without me noticing, and when I stopped he was all that I ran. Naturally I apologized for not seeing him rather than try to tell him he shouldn't have been chasing me, and I guess if the cop chases you till you crash or get caught your still dead or in jail either way regardless of what the law says. Cops rarely have to play by the rules.
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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.

Knock on wood!
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I've heard Texas has a "No Chase" rule for bikes on the highway who run. Anybody know if this is true?
You heard wrong. Some departments have "no chase" rules, but it's not a state thing.

I'm trying to get it changed so they'll just spike strip em when they run.
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I had insurance from the moment I bought my bike, but didn't have an M. Back then it didn't matter so much, I even rode my bike to the DMV to take the written exam and riding test. They did have a problem with my helmet not having a DOT sticker on the back which I thought was odd because the helmet law was not in effect at that time. Most of the bikers I rode with in the hill country are old school and have NEVER had an M, most had insurance but when you are talking to someone in their 60's or 70's who remember the old days I can't imagine a cop giving someone like that a ticket, unless it's a young punk cop out there to show the world HE is now the boss! Not moto related one of "those" gave me a ticket on the way to get my cargo van inspected. I was actually sitting in the parking lot eating a burrito when he pulled up. Other than that I have had nothing but good experience with law enforcement, they appreciate it when you don't act annoyed that they are interrupting your day and have your creds.
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I rode for MANY years (over 20) without M class endorsement. Pulled over several times over those years, but always had everything else in order, so never an issue.

When the law changed, where they will simply take your bike, I took MSF and got the M class. Always carried insurance, just in case.

And, yes, the officers are a bit surprised when a motorcyclist has all of the requirements (i.e. M-class, insurance, registration, insp).
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I rode for MANY years (over 20) without M class endorsement. Pulled over several times over those years, but always had everything else in order, so never an issue.

When the law changed, where they will simply take your bike, I took MSF and got the M class. Always carried insurance, just in case.

And, yes, the officers are a bit surprised when a motorcyclist has all of the requirements (i.e. M-class, insurance, registration, insp).
What do you mean they will simply take your bike? Impound or permanently possess?
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What do you mean they will simply take your bike? Impound or permanently possess?
Impound. I know i've seen this in galveston a lot. they are quick to round a group up and check for creds. and throw illegal bikes up on the wrecker.
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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.

Dangerous as here in Houston... I got full coverage, and just added noninsured motorist to my policy.. got the MC endorsement but I did ride around the neighborhood slowly and carefully when I first got my bike...
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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.
There is no road test anymore. U have to take the motorcycle safety course no matter what now.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:14 PM   #38
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In 2000 I took the written and got the M with restrictions. I did not road test and get unrestricted M till sometime in 08
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:50 AM   #39
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NO INSURANCE

I am shocked that 59 out of 92 riders (or 64%) do not have insurance!!!! Riders, be responsible and respectful to others. Go get insurance or get off the street.

I have uninsured motorist insurance on 6 vehicles and had to use one time a few years ago. All uninsured motorist insurance is a welfare program for those who do not carry state required liability insurance.

Do you riders without insurance think you are welfare? I hope not. Go get insurance and quit endangering the public or park your bike/car until you can afford the insurance. There is public transportation and non-powered vehicles.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:58 AM   #40
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I think it's funny that so many people in this thread failed at Reading Comprehension 101

The Poll question was:

Do you know someone who's ridden without a b c pick one?
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