08-22-2003, 06:23 PM #1
Anyone have a Motor Cycle license?
I recently was given a motorcyle from a friend the only thing I had to do was get a new battery and weels and its mine my question is it hard to get a license for it and what does it consist of my other question is, is insurance high for a motorcycle and what is the average payment
08-22-2003, 06:39 PM #2
I got one...........................Well in the state of florida you can actually finance a bike without insurance..................but of course I have it...I only pay 53 a month through progressive and im 28, married with kids and own a rice burner
Last edited by mass junkie; 08-22-2003 at 07:27 PM.
08-22-2003, 07:22 PM #3
it depends what kind of bike it is of how hard the test is...its best to use the smallest lightest bike possible when takingthe test so its easier to maneuver...i have one, and passed it on the first try...but i rode dirt bikes for a couple years before getting the rocket.
08-22-2003, 07:30 PM #4
08-23-2003, 12:22 AM #5Originally Posted by PaPaPumP
But I got one brother. I was living in a little island in the Pacfic at the time and thought it was the perfect place. Plus I got a killer deal from some guy trying to get to Japan. My only previous experience was riding mini-bikes, ATV's and such as a kid... and riding a bicycle
I bought the bike with very little knowledge on how to bring it home. I asked the guy to show me some in's and out's on riding which he did. When I was comfortable with it - we hit the beach and shortly after he went his way - and I went mine. That was the freakest ride on a freeway ever
Practice in parking lots and shifting up hills and what not. After a little while it will kind of become an extension of your body... just remember: once you lose respect for the bike and the fact that there is little between you and the racing asphault - thats when accidents happen. Get comfortable - but not too comfortable. Never ride with one hand. And even if a car driver looks at you - they may be looking right THROUGH YOU... be carefull...
One thing that pisses me off the most when I am riding is when people tail gate you in cars. If I spin out - they would have little room to swerve from hitting me... that shit pisses me off...
08-23-2003, 02:11 PM #6Originally Posted by mass junkie
08-23-2003, 04:45 PM #7
how in the hell did you get it for so cheap?..........is it for full coverage.................I heard that we have to pay more for theft insurance for living in miami...but damn...............thanks for letting me know.....I think I may shop around
08-23-2003, 06:53 PM #8Originally Posted by MMC78
Wise words . . .
That's how I got my motorcycle license. They assume you don't know JS about 'em, and show ya how to save your ass . . . teach ya how to do panic stops, panic stops in a curve, ride over road debris, keep your spot in the highway without getting run over, look to where you're going instead of 10 feet ahead of ya on the road, how to minimize problems when the worst happens, etc etc, etc.
Here in Texas, you take the course, get a certificate from the instructor, and you take that to the license people, and all ya gotta do is pass the written test (you'd have to be brain-dead to get anything less than 100), and that's it.
But for sure, go through the safety class. It will absolutely come in handy . . . Some guy named "Hurt" did a study of motorcycle wrecks, and discovered that the people most likely to have been involved in a wreck were (1) without a mc license, (2) had no mc insurance, (3) been riding for less than 6 months, (4) had not been through a mc safety class, (5) been riding a crotch rocket (6) under 21 (7) speeding
Those least likely to have been in a wreck were (1) riding cruisers (2) had recent mc safety training (3) older--I forget what age (4) had licenses, insurance, helmets, yada yada yada.
08-23-2003, 10:53 PM #9
I picked up my motorcycle license last year. We have to take a beginers written test first. Thats all you need to ride. It restricts you to only days, no passengers, no trailer, and under 800cc motor size.
But for a 10min test, it was super easy. I rode a bike for a year, and now will go take a safety coarse. Belive me it is worth it to take a course. It changes your mentality, because you have to think differently when you ride a bike.
PS buy a full face shoie helmet. They are the best out there, and cost so much you will never do anything stupid, because you will not want to wreak that expensive helmet. Honestly it was the best thing I bought.
08-23-2003, 11:03 PM #10Associate Member
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I have a Harley FXDL and I pay $115 a month for insurance. Single, clean record. I just live in the highest price-rated insurance county in the United States. That sucks.
Harley has a "Riders Edge" training course at most dealers for about $250. Some community colleges have the same thing. At least in Texas, if you take this course, you just take the certificate to the license office, take the written and get your license. There is no road test with the certificate in Texas. Pretty easy.
08-25-2003, 08:31 AM #11
im, 26 and in NJ with a gixxer i pay 145 a year but thats not with colission
08-25-2003, 09:48 AM #12
I have my endorsement. I'm not quite familiar with the manuever ability test in CA, but Ohio's was pretty difficult. I took mine on a GSXR750 and barely past. I suggest taking yours on the smallest bike you can find. My preminum on my R1 is $310.00/year and my 900RR is $270.00/year; both full-coverage.
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