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Old 07-17-2008, 07:41 AM   #21
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the road test is easy.
use hand signals, DON'T CUT CORNERS, complete stops, look both ways and use blinkers. more than likely they will follow you in a car that you provide with a driver.

the written test is difficult if you don't read the "motorcycle handbook" provided by the DPS

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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.
+1 on that one. I had to go through 45 minutes of testing in Germany for my license. In real world conditions, not just through the neighborhood. And for the first two years you're limited to 27hp which is enough to get you in trouble .
I can also recommend taking the MSF course. It's way easier, you learn something and you get a discount on your policy. I did it at Awesome Cycles and the guys are great.


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I regret just going to the DPS and getting mine.
you learn a whole lot from the MSF course.

that's not IMO, that's fact
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so u can take the written test first and come back to take the riding? SO people without an M class license just ride up to the DPS with their bikes and do the riding portion of the test or what? I need to get a bike or borrow a friends bike to get this license.
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you can't ride up there legally. you have to make an appt. come back later in the day w/ a car and a bike, all the paperwork has to be in order, and the DPS officer rides in the car following you, beeping the horn for directions.

AGAIN, MSF provides the bikes and the helmets and you get your riding portion of the DPS out of the way. and you learn something. win-win.
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you can't ride up there legally. you have to make an appt. come back later in the day w/ a car and a bike, all the paperwork has to be in order, and the DPS officer rides in the car following you, beeping the horn for directions.

AGAIN, MSF provides the bikes and the helmets and you get your riding portion of the DPS out of the way. and you learn something. win-win.
i did a 3 day course with MSF and ended up late the last day i dont feel like takin it again, so i thought i would just get to the DPS and get my license the easy way now..
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MSF is not only to get around the riding test, it'll also teaches you alot of basic skills.
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i have a question .. the bike you use to give the road test on (say ur friends bike), has to have valid registration, inspection & insurance....

does my name have to be on that insurance ? or is it just enough that the bike i'm using to to test on has insurance, will suffice for the dps ?
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Just stop by your local DPS office and take the written test to get your permit; endorsement J I belive.
While you are there ask what it will take, and when you should do it.
Until then you can ride legally with another licensed rider in view.(like in training)
Be careful whatever you do and good luck.
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One more thing to remember: the friend you take along to drive the car has to have a motorcycle license also. If he doesn't, then one of you can be ticketed for riding the motorcycle without a license and you will be failed.

I took the written test first and got the learners permit that allowed me ride with another motorcycle within 600 feet. That license has an M endorsement but with another code under restrictions saying a licensed rider should be within 600 feet. While riding I got stopped for 80 in a 55 but the officer missed the restriction so its worth having just the learner's permit.
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ummmm.....no. The written test took me 5 minutes and a tiny bit of common sense from having a regular C class . I got a 93% and havent taken MSF yet so I have a permit. Im registered for MSF on the 9-10th of august though at Spring Branch ISD though

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so u can take the written test first and come back to take the riding?
thats what im doing/did
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MSF negates roadtest, at least it did in MS where I first got my license.
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When I took mine years ago it was a complete joke and waste of time. The entire test consisted of six turns around one block, never even shifted out of first gear. If you can keep bike upright, use turn signal and cancel it, completely stop at stop sign, and not speed you will pass based on my experience. If you can ride your bike to DPS to take test you are more than qualified to pass it.
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So I'm confused do I need to load the bike in the truck or can I ride it if I show up at 6am who would know if I had it in the bed of the truck or drove the bike
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So I'm confused do I need to load the bike in the truck or can I ride it if I show up at 6am who would know if I had it in the bed of the truck or drove the bike
You will also need a driver to ride along with the leo too , I think.
Before getting my license, I thoguht about doing it old school,but imo , the mfs course is the best by far.
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It wasn't hard at all once you're doing the test, but it took me 4 tries to schedule the test and finally I just got there at 7:30 (they open at 8) so that I was toward the front of the line. My test was scheduled for 3 so I talked my boss into going with me to drive the lady administering the test in his car and around 4:30 when she finally got to me she failed me because one of my blinkers "wasn't orange enough". I put some red rubber cover over the bulb and went through the process the next day and the lady giving the test didn't even look at the blinkers.
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