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Old 03-27-2009, 09:28 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by maxgs View Post
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.

pretty much sums it up...if you want to avoid long lines and waits contact a DPS office outside of Houston. some of them take appointments.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:32 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by dbuck View Post
pretty much sums it up...if you want to avoid long lines and waits contact a DPS office outside of Houston. some of them take appointments.
I went to the one on S. Gessner near the beltway and it was a PITA but my buddy did it in Clear Lake and it was a breeze.
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