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Old 05-04-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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how do i get a license

i turned 16 i got my license for cars now i want to ride bikes. i read somewhere you need to take a saftey class or something if any one knows if this is true or where i could get info thanks in advance
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:39 PM   #2
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pm RacerX sweetie, he can help you out.

yeah either racer x or check awsome cycles

hey pam hows the ankle? (thread hijack )
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yeah either racer x or check awsome cycles

hey pam hows the ankle? (thread hijack )
yes, check with either of those and my ankle is doing well... get the stitches out next week and it gets casted for about 4 weeks

continue with the thread... sorry about the threadjack
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awesome cycles is one of the site sponsors here. theyre highly recommended by many, MANY of the patrons here, including myself and my wife. dunno where youre located at in houston but theyre in the kuykendal area.
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i turned 16 i got my license for cars now i want to ride bikes. i read somewhere you need to take a saftey class or something if any one knows if this is true or where i could get info thanks in advance
how long have you been driving a vehicle?
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Awesome Cycles will also give you like a $30(i think) discount if you tell them you're on MH
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$40 per Challen
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I need to take the MSF course for a discount on my insurance. Where's the cheapest place in Houston to take it?
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:42 PM   #10
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i turned 16 i got my license for cars now i want to ride bikes. i read somewhere you need to take a saftey class or something if any one knows if this is true or where i could get info thanks in advance
In Texas, since you are under 18, you're required to take a Basic RiderCourse (BRC) to get a motorcycle license. www.awesomecycles.com for all the information you need as well as our entire schedule.

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Cheapest would be Houston Community College (HCC) for $144.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:47 PM   #11
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The cheapest is $144? ...

Nevermind then.
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The cheapest is $144? ...

Nevermind then.
$144 is that expensive for you? well from what I have heard, might as well pay good money for life saving knowledge/techniques that can help you make a diffrence and it dosent hurt to learn somethin new. that to me is priceless.
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or ticket for not having a M endorsement and having your bike towed possible go to jail for driving without a license? seems cheap to me not to mention the knowledge/tips/practice on a bike thats not yours im pretty sure you have no idea the costs of maintaing a bike and should prob just not get one, they are whats called a money pit
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$40 per Challen
Ah chit. HorMora just went last month. Wish I would've known about this.
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$144 is that expensive for you?
Yea, when you consider the day or two I would have to take off of work to attend it. Plus, I've seen it for half that price.

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well from what I have heard, might as well pay good money for life saving knowledge/techniques that can help you make a diffrence and it dosent hurt to learn somethin new. that to me is priceless.
I've read all of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's literature and know it front to back. I think I even took practice tests somewhere. I'm very current on their advice. As for the riding skills, I've been riding dual sports on dirt and trail for a very long time. I don't need the MSF to tell me to take weight off the front wheel when to clear a 2X4. There's very little they could teach me in an empty parking lot that I don't know already.

In fact, I esaily passed the driving test--a paint/cone obstacle course similar to the MSF course--on a V-Star. I think I could do it on a 250, or whatever the local classes use for trainer bikes, with ease.

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or ticket for not having a M endorsement and having your bike towed possible go to jail for driving without a license? seems cheap to me not to mention the knowledge/tips/practice on a bike thats not yours im pretty sure you have no idea the costs of maintaing a bike and should prob just not get one, they are whats called a money pit
I have a bike, an M endorsement, AND insurance.

Now, I definitely think the MSF course is a worthy invesment for anyone new to two wheels, and some people who AREN'T new to two wheels, but NOT for absolutely everyone.

I DO have more to learn. I am not an expert street rider, by any means. I'm fully aware of this. I still need more experience on the road to be completely comfortable, but that's not something the MSF course can provide. I just gotta get out there and ride. The MSF course can only take you so far in skill and knolwedge, it's a two day class on small bikes in a small area for christ's sake, and I'm most certainly past that point. I'd get much more out of a novice track day or maybe MSF's advanced course.
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The cheapest is $144? ...

Nevermind then.
Awesome Cycles has the Experienced Rider Course for $80. I don't know if there's an MH discount for that. It might qualify you for the insurance discount too.

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