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Old 10-07-2018, 07:41 PM   #21
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Re: New in Texas, US - Need a licence

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As stated, take an MSF course, usually requires a full weekend, is very easy, you then take the certificate to the DMV, take the written test and they issue you a license. As you have done an MSF course, your insurance will normally give you an extra discount for having attended a safety course.. Its much easier than messing around at the driving test center!!

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If you take the MSF course there is no testing at the DMV. The written is done at the class. You simply take the MSB8 issued by the Course sponser at completion of the class, give them their money and that's it. Only someone under 18 takes a riding test at the DMV after the class.
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:04 AM   #22
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If you take the MSF course there is no testing at the DMV. The written is done at the class. You simply take the MSB8 issued by the Course sponser at completion of the class, give them their money and that's it. Only someone under 18 takes a riding test at the DMV after the class.
This. I showed them my Californian CSMP (MSF) diploma and they gave me the license without a written test.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:40 PM   #23
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Welcome, you have the advice you need so I won't add to it.
This is a good bunch of folks here, hope you enjoy it.
P.S. Folks here love photos and ride reports.... no pressure
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:16 PM   #24
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Re: New in Texas, US - Need a licence

Thanks gents. My South-African bike licence is not covered under the US reciprocity rules, thus I need to go the whole training route.

Further - I dont have a bike at the moment, thus I will have to to do the two day beginner course as they provide bikes. The one day courses are for those who have their own bikes only.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:18 PM   #25
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Thanks gents. My South-African bike licence is not covered under the US reciprocity rules, thus I need to go the whole training route.

Further - I dont have a bike at the moment, thus I will have to to do the two day beginner course as they provide bikes. The one day courses are for those who have their own bikes only.
The classroom time will bore you, so will the riding. I took it at 15 years old, had 10 years riding experience at that time. The instructor had less than 5. The class was full of harley riders getting helmet exemptions.

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Old 10-08-2018, 06:25 PM   #26
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I am expecting it to be a bit boring, especially for two days, unfortunately I have no other option. At least it could/will give me some discount on my insurance.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:37 PM   #27
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I am expecting it to be a bit boring, especially for two days, unfortunately I have no other option. At least it could/will give me some discount on my insurance.
I had to do the same, and I mostly enjoyed it tbh. It was easy, most of the riding exercises were fun.

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Old 10-08-2018, 07:51 PM   #28
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Re: New in Texas, US - Need a licence

The classroom portion bears no resemblance to previous years' classroom. That part is all in the eCourse.
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:21 PM   #29
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The classroom portion bears no resemblance to previous years' classroom. That part is all in the eCourse.
It has been 11 years and alot of beers. I sure hope its better

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Old 10-09-2018, 11:12 AM   #30
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Re: New in Texas, US - Need a licence

I had to do the same thing, the instructors tried to make it fun, just be aware that wheelies in the parking lot will get you thrown of the course!! No matter how bored you are, just put up with it for the 2 days!!

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Old 10-11-2018, 12:50 PM   #31
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:08 PM   #32
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Do not forget the Harley dealerships, they all(or most) offer rider courses over a weekend and I think about $300 or so. There must be one close to you .
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