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Who got their bike license at the DMV and who got it via private instruction?

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I know there's two options

 

you go to DMV, take t;he written, get the permit, come back for a scheduled driver test

 

I was also told you can get private instruction and when completed - you get a waiver

take the waiver to DMV and they issue your license

 

anybody tried that route ?

 

or know someone who's tried that route ?

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Written test at the DMV. So easy a 5yr old could pass that test.



 



MSF course at Brookdale with a waiver for the road test. Highly recommended even if you have ridden before.



 



Walked into the DMV and had my license endorsed.


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MSF course at Brookdale with a waiver for the road test. Highly recommended even if you have ridden before.

 

Walked into the DMV and had my license endorsed.

 

how long ago, how many days/hours was the course, and how much was the course if you don't mind sharing

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how long ago, how many days/hours was the course, and how much was the course if you don't mind sharing

 

Neighbor just did it. $285.00 for the Course. 6 hrs Class room, 10 hrs Riding. They provided Honda Rebels.

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I'm interested in this as well. I have been riding for around 27 years and have owned multiple bikes but have never had a motorcycle license....... I do have a permit though and just might schedule a road test..............

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I'm interested in this as well. I have been riding for around 27 years and have owned multiple bikes but have never had a motorcycle license....... I do have a permit though and just might schedule a road test..............

 

it's an automatic revocation of your drivers license in NYS if you get caught. You are technically an unlicensed motorist. I found out the hard way in college when I got my bike permit (the state school campus is state property and thus all state road)

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how long ago, how many days/hours was the course, and how much was the course if you don't mind sharing

 

2006

 

It was a weekend. Friday night and both days Saturday and Sunday. Friday was classroom presentations. Saturday was riding 250's in the parking lot course. Sunday was the "road test".

 

I forget how much it cost but I seem to remember it being under $200. Just checked the site and its $295 now.

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it's an automatic revocation of your drivers license in NYS if you get caught. You are technically an unlicensed motorist. I found out the hard way in college when I got my bike permit (the state school campus is state property and thus all state road)

 

 

I guess I have been dodging a bullet then. I have never been pulled over, EVER! I think its time I get legal and will do it this year(before summer) for sure. I thought it was driving out of your class............ thanks Mike.

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Got mine at DMV. State trooper had me do a few figure eights and that was it. Took maybe 5 minutes.

 

Sounds like the RI test I took many years ago. You did a parking lot slalom course through cones spaced a good 20' apart, and then went on a solo ride on the streets around the Registry. If you came back alive, you passed. :laugh:

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I guess I have been dodging a bullet then. I have never been pulled over, EVER! I think its time I get legal and will do it this year(before summer) for sure. I thought it was driving out of your class............ thanks Mike.

 

Youve been riding unlicensed all along??? :shock:

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From NJ Ridesafe



 



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Law Change: Effective January 1, 2013, anyone who takes a road test at MVC on a bike that is 231CC or less is restricted to riding only a 500CC or less motorcycle (M endorsement or Class E motorcycle-only license with restriction). If the road test is taken on a bike that is over 231CC, there will be no restriction with the M endorsement or motorcycle-only license. Anyone who successfully completes a Motorcycle Safety Education Program (MSEP) course is exempt from this bike size requirement and will not be restricted. Riders who are restricted to a bike that is 500CC or less will have a restriction “5” noted on their license and will be required to carry an MVC-issued restriction card while operating the motorcycle.




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