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Old 03-04-09, 07:22 AM   #1
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Going for my Motorcycle license today

Yep, going for the road test, which I hear is very easy here. I ended up having to take a written test, which I assure you is not easy when you have to study it in Spanish (not my native language) and take the test in Spanish as well. I passed it first time, barely. All our workers are in awe since almost no one passes it the first time. It was definitely hard though.

The road test is pretty simple, just follow the leader and don't do anything stupid, like run a stop sign, which is what fails most people down here, since they tend to ignore stop signs thinking they are optional.

I am taking the test on an ATV, since that is considered a motorcycle here. Though I have a motorcycle (more like a dirt bike), I will be using the ATV a lot more and your license reflects engine size, so I have to use the ATV to get the higher license.

Why is it when you are nearly 50, are you still nervous about taking a road test!? Wish me Luck!!!
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Old 03-04-09, 07:25 AM   #2
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Motorcycle licenses are for sissies... Just sayin'


Good luck, treedude! Just don't hit anything!
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Old 03-04-09, 07:40 AM   #3
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Good luck, treedude! Just don't hit anything!
The next time a motorcyclist gets flattened by a motorist and the driver doesn't even get a traffic ticket, don't be surprised. The only thing more idiotic than society's attitude towards motorcyclists and bicyclists is the attitudes of two wheeled pilots themselves. If it were up to me, riding a motorcycle without the right licensing would result in a long license suspension. Here in NY State it's minor offense. I would also mandate Motorcycle Safety Foundation training to get an m/c license.
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If it were up to me, riding a motorcycle without the right licensing would result in a long license suspension. Here in NY State it's minor offense. I would also mandate Motorcycle Safety Foundation training to get an m/c license.
The cleaners called and said yer Brown shirt is ready for pick up.
Ive ridden since 1974 and never had a licence. Ive raced sportbikes and
off road events in central PA. Ive ridden a chopper across the state .
I can handle any bike. Why does a piece of paper make you any more qualified ?
Why not focus on making it more difficult to slaughter vulnerable users instead
of making them conform to idiocracy.
The only law I might enact would be something, I dont know what, relating to selling
sportbikes to first time riders.
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The next time a motorcyclist gets flattened by a motorist and the driver doesn't even get a traffic ticket, don't be surprised. The only thing more idiotic than society's attitude towards motorcyclists and bicyclists is the attitudes of two wheeled pilots themselves. If it were up to me, riding a motorcycle without the right licensing would result in a long license suspension. Here in NY State it's minor offense. I would also mandate Motorcycle Safety Foundation training to get an m/c license.
More than licensing, I'd prefer to see people actually choose motorcycles based on their experience. As you know, back in the 60s and 70s, a huge bike was a liter. That's chump change anymore... New riders go out and get the 1200 or 1300 cc bikes and immediately kill themselves. Jeez, wonder why. Even the 600cc rockets are faster than almost anything up into the 80s. I find that ridiculous.
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Oh yeah, to stay on topic...Good luck CRTD ! You'll be fine !
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You'll do fine....knock 'em dead!

Oooops, I mean break a leg....

Arghhh...
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Old 03-04-09, 08:52 AM   #8
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In Washington state, it is estimated that 50% of all motorcycle riders do not have a motorcycle endorsement. So last year, a law was passed allowing for immediate impounding of your motorcycle if you are pulled over and do not have a motorcycle license or endorsement. As a result, the local MSF classes and the Licensing motorcycle test appointment schedule now have a several-month long waiting list.
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good luck and don't gun it with the clutch engaged....save that for red lights after you get the license
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The cleaners called and said yer Brown shirt is ready for pick up.
Ive ridden since 1974 and never had a licence. Ive raced sportbikes and
off road events in central PA. Ive ridden a chopper across the state .
I can handle any bike. Why does a piece of paper make you any more qualified ?
Why not focus on making it more difficult to slaughter vulnerable users instead
of making them conform to idiocracy.
The only law I might enact would be something, I dont know what, relating to selling
sportbikes to first time riders.
More proof that cycling and motorcycling are in a Perpetual Idiot Contest.

It's a toss-up.
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OK, here's your first test:

What does the green 'neutral' indicator light on your m/c speedometer tell you when it is illuminated?
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OK, here's your first test:

What does the green 'neutral' indicator light on your m/c speedometer tell you when it is illuminated?
Isn't that the stoplight-hot girl next to you-gun it light?
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Isn't that the stoplight-hot girl next to you-gun it light?
dang! my bike didn't have one of those....
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Isn't that the stoplight-hot girl next to you-gun it light?
While incorrect, we can actually accept that answer in this room.

But we would encourage a stab at the correct answer.
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The green light was removed to save weight, as were the brakes, and muffler and the mirrors.
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While incorrect, we can actually accept that answer in this room.

But we would encourage a stab at the correct answer.
means you have permission from ceiling cat to gun it, no matter that the traffic light is red.
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On my bike it means I MIGHT be in neutral... but not always.
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OK, here's your first test:

What does the green 'neutral' indicator light on your m/c speedometer tell you when it is illuminated?
Are you a clutch-in-at-the-lite, countersteer, "had to lay it down" rider ?
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Nobody knows the correct answer to the green light question.

There's a shock.

Idiots.
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Enlighten us, please.
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Nobody knows the correct answer to the green light question.

There's a shock.

Idiots.
It tells you that the bulb is not burned out.
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it tells you that the bulb is not burned out.
Correct!!!!
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Correct!!!!
Do I win anything that (a) won't kill me or (b) won't cause me to look absolutely foolish in front of the opposite gender?
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You win a seat in The New Matt™ Spin Class, which starts at Nyack Bicycle Outfitters at 8AM on Sunday mornings. When he's not racing.

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