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Old September 21st, 2011, 08:31 PM   #1
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I know you need to ride with someone with the permit, but I don't know anyone else with that has a bike. I don't have time, being a third shifter; to go to those classes that last a couple days. Also, is there a minimum amount of time you have to have the permit before you take the test for the endorsement?
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No minimum time that I'm aware of nor did I see one on my permit. If you can even remotely ride a bike you should have no problem passing the road test if you have the correct bike.
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I know you need to ride with someone with the permit, but I don't know anyone else with that has a bike. I don't have time, being a third shifter; to go to those classes that last a couple days. Also, is there a minimum amount of time you have to have the permit before you take the test for the endorsement?
Take a one day, bring your own bike class. Lasts about 6 hours, still get the completion card to waive the riding portion of the license.

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No minimum time that I'm aware of nor did I see one on my permit. If you can even remotely ride a bike you should have no problem passing the road test if you have the correct bike.
If you need a certain bike to pass the riding test, keep practicing until you can do it on the bike you want to ride in traffic.
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I didnt see anything about a minimum amount of time on the sos website, but just making sure. I have have experience on dirtbikes, but this will be my first motorcycle. Im very confident in my skill level and never ride out of it. I didn't know they had one day classes. Might have to look into that. I just don't wanna have to pay a bunch for a class when I could pay 35 for the test that I know I can pass and be done with it.
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I didnt see anything about a minimum amount of time on the sos website, but just making sure. I have have experience on dirtbikes, but this will be my first motorcycle. Im very confident in my skill level and never ride out of it. I didn't know they had one day classes. Might have to look into that. I just don't wanna have to pay a bunch for a class when I could pay 35 for the test that I know I can pass and be done with it.
The class is $25. I said the same thing when I first started riding. I had ridden dirt bikes since I was about 6 years old, got my first road bike at 26. It's NOTHING alike. Well ok, the controls are the same.

If I still had my bike, I'd try to help you out some, but I sold it about a month ago. I'd listen to Iceman though (he teaches the classes), take the class. You'll learn more, it's cheaper, and you'll have an actual instructor teaching you the things you need to know.
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If you were closer, I'd ride with you a bit. There's no minimum amount of time to ride on the permit, but I'd recommend reconsidering taking the MSF course. As stated it's only $25 and well worth it - plus you get an insurance discount. I know you said you've ridden dirt but riding the street is a world of difference.
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I didnt see anything about a minimum amount of time on the sos website, but just making sure. I have have experience on dirtbikes, but this will be my first motorcycle. Im very confident in my skill level and never ride out of it. I didn't know they had one day classes. Might have to look into that. I just don't wanna have to pay a bunch for a class when I could pay 35 for the test that I know I can pass and be done with it.
icemanii is the man! he knows his stuff.
he helped my sister get better even though she had her licence.

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Old September 22nd, 2011, 05:32 PM   #8
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I rode dirt for a long time before I got my street bike, as said, it's a little different.

The msf class is great. I probably learned 10 things that saved my life at different times. Well worth the day and the $25.
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Ya, I know that street bikes are a totally different monster. I've had to tell other people that when they were trying to decide on a type of bike. 25 bucks for a day class? Where is this?
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That was a few years ago in Dearborn, I'm on the east side of the state.

The SOS will have a paper that tells you local places to take the class. When I got my permit, I rode from the SOS to a private test facility and proceeded to fail :) because I was still getting used to riding a crotch rocket. I called one of the places on my paper from the SOS and got into a class the next day. Got my permit on Friday, class on Saturday, license on Monday.
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MSF courses are offered throughout the summer, I took mine at Schoolcraft for $25 a few years ago. Here's the Michigan.gov pdf file, click on the sites that are close to you and you can check their individual schedules.

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mo...es_90018_7.pdf
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Classes offered at community colleges and the like are still only $25. Private classes run between $275 - $350.
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If you need a certain bike to pass the riding test, keep practicing until you can do it on the bike you want to ride in traffic.[/QUOTE]

Sorry, but the wheelbase on my bike is close to 7' and the frame is about 2.5" off of the road. There is no way that I'm going to try a U turn in an alley way unless I absolutely have to and then I'll do it in a three point turn.

Or do you think that they should go back to the old spacing on the cones so the baggers take them out?
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Redline, I can't argue with that, you know your riding skills better than I would. Unsure what 'cone spacing' you are referring to.

To the OP, you may be running out of time to take a state sponsored class. May have to wait until next season, go private, or run a permit for the rest of this year.

PM me if there is anything else you would like to ask me. I may be able to assist you.
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