View Thread: Motorcycle lisense, here I come!


Mr.Dave
Okay, well I'm just reading the handbook right now so I can take the written test and get my permit. But then I'll be taking a course about 30 miles away from here up in Troy (OH). They supply riders with brand new Honda Rebels (250s). There are two classes and then they write up a certificate for a lisense!!!!
Very cool!

My dad said he'll give me his bike next year because he has arthritis in his arms. 2002 Honda Shadow 650. I can't wait to ride it this summer!!! :pd:

Sia Bani
Why are you bothering to get your permit first? Can't you just take the MSF course and take the written test to get the full license?

That's what I did.

Also, how do they regulate your "permit"? Basically, is it a temp license?

Rotary Boy
make sure to hook up with the MSF, they teach anyone who has never taken there course to be a better rider. I really recomend hooking up with them.

what kind of bikes are you interested in? thats cool as hell that you are getting that shadow, but are you a large cruiser kindof guy or are you more the sport bike person. Iv'e been riding for 13 years so any questions you have feel free to ask

Sia Bani
Rb, what kind of gear do you wear?

Rotary Boy
black joe rocket gloves,a black aerostitch roadcrafter suit, I had an Arai signet GT(who doesn't), but it got sent to that big heap in the sky when I ahd my wreck. when the wife lets me start riding again(which will be sooner than later) I will get another one.

Mr.Dave
In order to take the course I have to obtain a permit. It states that in the book. One of the instructors (who happens to work where I work) let me borrow his operating manual for the written test. That's the reason I need it, just to take the course and get the license.

As far as bikes go I'd never driven them, just rode on them. My dad has gotten a few mid 80s Nighthawks which were very cool (pretty fast too), and bought the Shadow about 2 years ago. Never been on a sports bike, but I love smaller cruisers like the one he has. :D

Sia Bani
Where do you live? That's weird. It's not like that in most places.

Mr.Dave
Dig-ity. Dayton Ohio.... Fairborn to be specific.

Rotary Boy
as long as you are not in springburo(or however you spell it)

Mr.Dave
What do you know about Springboro? :)

Mr.Dave
hmmmmm

lexus1581
Well then good luck and enjoy. I am thinking about getting a motorcycle license in the future too but im not too sure yet.
BTW, Dumb and Dumber is seriously the best movie ever. Ive seen it atleast 15 times and still lmao at everything they do. Its just that great.

Mr.Dave
my license plate holder used to say "Samsonite.... I was way off."

It was one of those you could put the letters on.

Mr.Dave
Thanks, you should get a motorcycle!

lexus1581
My mommy wont let me like usual. I have to wait until i totally live on my own.
Your avatar reminded me that i have to buy the movie on dvd.

Mr.Dave
My mom always said "if you get a motorcycle, you're moving out". I'll be looking at houses soon :D

lexus1581
i dont understand that for you, considering your dad rides. I told my mom that one day i might get a motorcycle license and she said no way in hell even if youre not living in my house. I laughed at her though.

Mr.Dave
Stupid mother instinct I guess. She said if I'm old enough to get a motorcycle I'm old enough to move out. But the old man's giving me the bike!

Maybe there's not much more room. Four people in the house, one car to each person.

Shaman
Just don't hook up with the squids, K?

I went out on Tuesday night and pushed my bike 100% with a dude on a modified 'busa and every moment of the last two days I've had this embarrassed, "I'm an idiot" feeling for riding like that. But a newb at it would have really hurt themself trying to keep up, I took a newb with me that night and at the first stop told him the route and to ride his own pace, we'll wait for him because the busa rider is a lunatic (and I'm an idiot for being competitive enough to play his game).

Just to make it all better still, we passed a cop cruiser at an indicated 286 (which is all the speedo will register, god only knows if I was actually over that). Stupid. Ride safe, it's not worth it. I've been stressed out for two solid days now.

Mr.Dave
Damn!!! That's crazy! This bike isn't meant for speed though, and I'm sure I'll be fine when it comes to that. I'm not that fast in my car anyway :D

I'm just wondering what it'd be like when I get people riding with me. Anything I should keep in mind?

Shaman
Don't ride with people much. Many more accidents happen in groups than solo.

When you do, be careful and follow group etiquette... staggered lines, 2 second rule, pointing to road hazards.