Post by rocketdogiv on Jul 8, 2020 20:45:09 GMT -5
When I took the Motorcycle test, in 1973, this is what I had to do to pass. Now I already had my car operators license. The lady who gave these test just happened to be one of my friends mother. She came out front and told me to ride about 200 yards down the street, turn around in a gas station and come back. I did and that was it. You pass.
2001 Suzuki Bandit- The 427 Chevy of Motorcycles 2017 Suzuki SV 650- A really nice Ducati copy 2007 Stella a copy of a Piaggio PX 150 2007 Chinese Racer scoot bored to a 172cc 2007 Piaggio Typhoon a work in progress
I've listened to my parents talk about driving around the town to get their car license. Even 25 years ago, I had to do a course in a lot and they were strict. Maybe some areas still do on road stuff, but I'd figure in today's world that stuff would be such a liability.
I have heard others say that long ago in some areas if you wanted a motorcycle license you could just tick the box to say you want it and it's yours.
No real complaints with MD's current motorcycle licensing. I did the written test for a learner's permit. Came back later with a 150cc scoot and did the skills tests in their course. I practiced even for that, but a small scoot (must be motorcycle tagged here in MD) is about as easy as it's gonna get. They deduct one point for not being able to shift into 2nd for one test since it's an auto. Honestly, the hardest part was the electronic signature on the examiner's laptop. I could not get it to work and he started losing his patience. Thought I was gonna fail over that for a second.
I just had to tick a box, actually just say 'yes' for a motorcycle. Now the regular car license was tough, Drivers Ed in school, summer school practice with an instructor on the road. It was lucky I had been driving for several years in the family business delivering prescriptions and picking up store supplies from wholesalers. My class B for trucks was easy. A trucking company sent me down to an office, I took a ~20 question test and I had a class B license. They must have figured that if a company was going to trust me to drive one of their redi-mix trucks I was OK. Those trucks are dangerous as hell though. A year later I got a class A for asking. Then I could drive semi-trucks, buses, and hazardous cargo. There wasn't much to it in the old days. I missed my conversion to a CDL by two weeks due to a mistake in the grandfather clause in legislation. I pay the extra few bucks and hold onto my class AM licenses. I don't think I could pass the physical etc tests for a CDL now.
It's so complicated to get motorcycle entitlement in Europe now. You first have to pass compulsory basic training. Then a written test. If Under 24 you have to do two test both with off road and supervised rides. On certain power bikes. Lots of training before on supervised rides. It's not cheap. When I did mine I rode to a four hour training sesion. Off and on road. Then a 30min ride followed by a tester.
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Here in Ontario you first need to pass the written test to get your M1. Then after 60 days you have 30 days (90 total) to book and pass your M1 exiting test(test takes place in a parking lot and a quick road test) to get your M2 or ML(motorcycle limitedspeed read 50cc only.) You can not upgrade to an M2 or M with an ML but start over with an M1 so not worth it really. Then you have up to 5 years to pass the M2 exiting test or take a government approved driver's training course with includes the test. That's a true road test with the examiner being driven in a case car behind you feeding instructions through an ear piece. Takes about 40-50minutes. With the proliferation of Can-Am spyders the Ontario government now stipulates that if you take your test either road test on a trike your license is only good on those style bikes. And it says it on your license card. You can retake the test on a regular bike to have that removed at your cost of course.
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