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Old 07-13-2008, 03:01 AM   #1
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Dps Road Test

Does anyone know what is the dps road test like and why I keep hearing that it is difficult? Is there anyone who has taken this road test and can give me some possible pointers? Thanks guys.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:13 AM   #2
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To get your class M?

I took it many many years ago and the one thing I remember is to make sure you put both feet on the ground at stops. They just want to make sure you know what your are doing before they turn you lose on the roads. It's not hard.
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Hard?!?!?!? that was pathetic. I had to do 4 right turns. All I had to do to pass was make four right turns, and make sure I used my blinker, obeyed the speed limit, and put both feet on the ground when I came to a complete stop. Sure I was glad i got my 'M', but at the same time I couldn't believe that they considered I was roadworthy after a test like that.


I honestly believe that getting an endorsement is wayyyyyy too easy in this country. That's all I had to do and I can go buy any bike I can afford. . . some that will run in the 9's bone stock and hit close to 190mph. Tiered liscencing FTMFW.
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i had to make 3 lefts and 3 rights throught the neighborhood(basically circled 2 blocks), and that was it
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I vote for MSF...


Works as a riding test, plus you will learn something that might save your one day instead of just getting by with the dps ride test.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:43 AM   #6
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MSF negates roadtest, at least it did in MS where I first got my license.
Plus, MSF is great to have under your belt
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:01 AM   #7
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DPS Motorcycle road test is not difficult, it's just a pain in the . They only accept so many motorcycle / car ride along tests per day. As such, you have to get there no later than 6:30 am so you can secure your place on the list. And, you have to bring a buddy with you in a car. The DPS instructor rides in your buddies car and follows you through a prescribed route through a neighborhood or a series of streets. They'll have your buddy honk his horn to tell you which way to turn at intersections. Expect to get there no later than 6:30 am and you'll be done by 9:00 or 10:00 am.

Just go very slow, i.e. never exceed the speed limit and never accelerate fast. If you do, your buddy may have to accelerate fast to keep up and then the instructor will think you were speeding. Other than that, it's just the normal stuff. Both feet down at stops. Look both directions at turns. Proper use of signals. Just putt around and you'll be fine.

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Hard?!?!?!? that was pathetic. I had to do 4 right turns. All I had to do to pass was make four right turns, and make sure I used my blinker, obeyed the speed limit, and put both feet on the ground when I came to a complete stop. Sure I was glad i got my 'M', but at the same time I couldn't believe that they considered I was roadworthy after a test like that.


I honestly believe that getting an endorsement is wayyyyyy too easy in this country. That's all I had to do and I can go buy any bike I can afford. . . some that will run in the 9's bone stock and hit close to 190mph. Tiered liscencing FTMFW.
+1 for that. You also have to provide a car for the instructor to ride in, or at least I did...
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what happens if you can't put both feet on the ground?
im 5'6 and can only put one foot down since my bike's seat height is pretty high.
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DPS Motorcycle road test is not difficult, it's just a pain in the . They only accept so many motorcycle / car ride along tests per day. As such, you have to get there no later than 6:30 am so you can secure your place on the list. And, you have to bring a buddy with you in a car. The DPS instructor rides in your buddies car and follows you through a prescribed route through a neighborhood or a series of streets. They'll have your buddy honk his horn to tell you which way to turn at intersections. Expect to get there no later than 6:30 am and you'll be done by 9:00 or 10:00 am.

Just go very slow, i.e. never exceed the speed limit and never accelerate fast. If you do, your buddy may have to accelerate fast to keep up and then the instructor will think you were speeding. Other than that, it's just the normal stuff. Both feet down at stops. Look both directions at turns. Proper use of signals. Just putt around and you'll be fine.

And, for Racer X, no I haven't done MSF.

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+1 And no MSF for me either.... But I do think MSF training is a great learning tool.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:32 AM   #11
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I honestly believe that getting an endorsement is wayyyyyy too easy in this country. That's all I had to do and I can go buy any bike I can afford. . . some that will run in the 9's bone stock and hit close to 190mph. Tiered liscencing FTMFW.
right, whats scary is that these people pass a VERY basic riding test (as you can read on this thread) and are let loose on the street w/ licenses.
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I took it about 10 years ago, I remember is was so easy. Do a complete stop and look both ways some times more than once, be sure to put both foot down. DPS want's you to be aware of your surrounding constantly look at your side mirrors. Pretty much same as taking a drivers license test. G/L and no wheelies... J/K
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DPS Motorcycle road test is not difficult, it's just a pain in the . They only accept so many motorcycle / car ride along tests per day. As such, you have to get there no later than 6:30 am so you can secure your place on the list. And, you have to bring a buddy with you in a car. The DPS instructor rides in your buddies car and follows you through a prescribed route through a neighborhood or a series of streets. They'll have your buddy honk his horn to tell you which way to turn at intersections. Expect to get there no later than 6:30 am and you'll be done by 9:00 or 10:00 am.

Just go very slow, i.e. never exceed the speed limit and never accelerate fast. If you do, your buddy may have to accelerate fast to keep up and then the instructor will think you were speeding. Other than that, it's just the normal stuff. Both feet down at stops. Look both directions at turns. Proper use of signals. Just putt around and you'll be fine.

And, for Racer X, no I haven't done MSF.

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make sure your buddy's registration/inspection is up to date and s/he has the insurance paper with them. you will also need a dot certified helmet, a helmet with DOT sticker in the back.

and like everyone says, it is really easy. be courteous and polite, tho.
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And, for Racer X, no I haven't done MSF.

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+1 And no MSF for me either....
NO MSF... well no more track days for the both of ya'lls till you pass and Racer X is gonna give you the test himself

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It's just a pain in the cause you have to show up with your bike, a friend and a car.

The test is rediculously easy!!!

The tester will ride on the passenger seat of your friends car while they follow you. All that's required is that you take the turns the guy behind you tells you to take, and make sure you put both feet down at stop sigsn
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make sure your buddy's registration/inspection is up to date and s/he has the insurance paper with them. you will also need a dot certified helmet, a helmet with DOT sticker in the back.

and like everyone says, it is really easy. be courteous and polite, tho.
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NO MSF... well no more track days for the both of ya'lls till you pass and Racer X is gonna give you the test himself

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thanks guys, i really appreciate all your posts. Now I feel pretty confident with the dps test...don't know why i heard from people that it was hard. Probably just an inconvenience to have the driver, etc.
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I vote for MSF...


Works as a riding test, plus you will learn something that might save your one day instead of just getting by with the dps ride test.
+1, and MSF was fun...for me atleast...and I think it keeps insurance a little lower.
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thanks guys, i really appreciate all your posts. Now I feel pretty confident with the dps test...don't know why i heard from people that it was hard. Probably just an inconvenience to have the driver, etc.
consider taking the MSF class, besides basically doing your riding test when you take it, you'll learn a thing or 3 about riding.

passing the DPS is a joke and really doesn't prepare you for the streets, the MSF is a much better start.

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