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How many of you have a Motorcycle Endorsement on your license? I know of a handful of people that do not have one, I do though. I tried to get that one before getting my regular license, good ol California would not let me be.

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15yrs ago in fla i didnt have my endorsement. but here in michigan i have my endorsement. its hard to get it registered and insured with out an endorsement.

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I have mine. Took the test on a 1982 Yamaha Virago 750. I think the figure 8's were easier to do on a cruiser rather than a sport bike IMHO. Of course i only had about 3 months riding experience when I took my test and the Virago was my first motorcycle.
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For what it's worth, I really don't think anyone would admit to not having their endorsement, since you cannot legally ride a motorcycle without it.


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i got mine before i ever rode on the streets and before i owned my own motorcycle. its really easyto get it. the people that don't do it are really lazy

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For what it's worth, I really don't think anyone would admit to not having their endorsement, since you cannot legally ride a motorcycle without it.


We are not the cops, so I think we can keep a secret.



I got my endorsement through the MSF course. I used my own Dual Sport 225. I showed up 20 minuted late the second day, they cut you for being 5 minutes late. I thought the instructor was going to tell me to leave. He walked over
"You're late!"
"I know, I did not hear my alarm go off"
"Well, you are THE best rider in the class, so get in line"
"Ummm...I.... ummmm..... ok"
There were 15 of us in it, I was the only one that used my own bike.

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For what it's worth, I really don't think anyone would admit to not having their endorsement, since you cannot legally ride a motorcycle without it.



The law in PA when I started riding was you only needed a permit to ride solo and during daylight hours. All you had to do was walk into the DMV, write a check for $20 or so, and that was it. Kinda scary if you think about it. The only requirement you had to meet was having a checking account and your ability to write a check. The license test consisted of 2 parts, a written and a road test in their parking lot. I think they changed the law now so you need to pass the written before you get your permit. Then, you can schelule your road test later or take a MSF course.
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The law in PA when I started riding was you only needed a permit to ride solo and during daylight hours. All you had to do was walk into the DMV, write a check for $20 or so, and that was it. Kinda scary if you think about it. The only requirement you had to meet was having a checking account and your ability to write a check. The license test consisted of 2 parts, a written and a road test in their parking lot. I think they changed the law now so you need to pass the written before you get your permit. Then, you can schelule your road test later or take a MSF course.
That's pretty much how it is in IN and IL as well.

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That's pretty much how it is in IN and IL as well.
You do have to take the written test for your permit in IN. Then you have to hold the permit for 30 days before taking the riding test. The permit is good for a year, then you have to take the test/pay for it again. I only know this because I got my permit and basically was too damn lazy to work the riding test into my busy schedule of drinking and chasing tail, and let my permit expire. After taking the test and getting it again I had to wait another 30 days (even though I had been riding for a year by then) before taking the riding test. The bonus of putting it off that long though was that I aced the riding test.

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