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Old 04-12-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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License question

Before I sign up for the MSF I have a question. For some reason or another I have never gotten my Drivers license, Recently bought a ninja 500 and have a question. Do I need a drivers license to get a motorcycle license?
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:05 PM   #2
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Before I sign up for the MSF I have a question. For some reason or another I have never gotten my Drivers license, Recently bought a ninja 500 and have a question. Do I need a drivers license to get a motorcycle license?
i believe that is a yes

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Old 04-12-2009, 08:32 PM   #3
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:09 PM   #4
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http://www.awesomecycles.com/faqs.htm#1.6

6. Do I need a driver's license to take the BRC?
If you are 18+ years of age, you do not need a driver's license. If you are under 18, you must have (and bring with you) a learner's permit or driver's license.


Now, as far as when you get to DPS, you should be able to just get your motorcycle license.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:12 PM   #5
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:10 AM   #6
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UMM YES YOU DO NEED A DRIVERS LICENSE. THEIR IS NO SUCH THING A JUST HAVING A "MOTORCYCLE LICENSE". YOU HAVE TO HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE TO GET THE M ENDORSEMENT.......TRUST ME!!
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:14 AM   #7
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no DL but having a M endorsement.....thats like wiping your before you .
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:13 AM   #8
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Sounded like a dumb question according to the responses. When I lived in California you could get a Class "M" license.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:19 AM   #9
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UMM YES YOU DO NEED A DRIVERS LICENSE. THEIR IS NO SUCH THING A JUST HAVING A "MOTORCYCLE LICENSE". YOU HAVE TO HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE TO GET THE M ENDORSEMENT.......TRUST ME!!
I had a 'Class M' license BEFORE I was old enough to legally have a license to drive a car.
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well it must be far and few in between because I have never seen anybody have a DL that just said class M.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:05 PM   #11
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According to 5 DPS offices. You need to take the computer test for a Motorcycle, and the Class C, Show Proof of MSF completion and get your motorcycle license.
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:58 PM   #12
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no DL but having a M endorsement.....thats like wiping your before you .
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no DL but having a M endorsement.....thats like wiping your before you .
Not everyone drives or even wants to drive a car. I have known several people who have never learned to drive; and I've known several people who answer questions with as much tact, or the lack thereof as you did....all I can say is "wow"....
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:18 PM   #15
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I got my motorcycle license when I was 15 and got my class c on my 16th birthday, you can get your motorcycle license by itself.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:25 PM   #16
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From DPS Motorcycle Safety Unit:

A person may request only a class M license, but they will still be required to take the class C written test since itís the only one that includes questions on signs and rules of the road.
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:54 PM   #17
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you can get the M license only. You still have to take the 'rules of the road' test that is the same written test you need for your class C.. you just don't have to drive the car with the instructor.

Different states do different things.

I got my MC license, class M (restricted to a 250 cc or smaller bike) when I was 14 in tennessee... when i turned 15 and went to get my car lerners permit, i had a class CM with restrictions(learners permit for car, up to 550cc restriction for bike).. the restrictions came off at 16 for both car and bike size
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