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post #1 of 9 Old Apr 21st, 2008, 7:03 am Thread Starter
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Dear friends,
I just completed a 22 hour, all weekend long safety course given by the State of Il through the University of Northern Illinois (NIU). My almost perfect score automatically grants me a M class license. My problem is that I have to go to the D.M.V. and get my present D class license updated and the D.M.V. is closed until tomorrow. I have all my insurance current, but do not know if I can legally ride. Should I just go for it since I am off work today and it will be a sunny 72*. I plan on going for a quiet cruise out in the country. Please vote yes as the itch is causing immense pain.
Ready to roll,
Steve

P,S, I have been riding dirt bikes for 3 years with my boys and I have at least 20 hours on this bike already. I also have the M class riding permit, as I took the test last fall so I could ride with friends.
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post #2 of 9 Old Apr 21st, 2008, 7:15 am
 
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Must be a drag to ride only on flatland, go to the rockies and enjoy some fun riding with graded roads

BTW I was at the aiport in Northern Illiniois Uni. back in 1988, flew in at winter with a blown heating apperatus and was freezing my a** of!
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If you ride to the Texas DMV on your MC without an endorsement, you will be "ticketed" by the clerk...er, officer.

If you can't get someone to ride it over to the DMV for you, just take the car.... (might be a good example to your kiddo's)

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Probably can't ride legally- but that doesn't stop scores of riders. Decision is yours, of course, but I would say that you would not be riding legally if stopped by law enforcement. Go ride the dirt bikes instead? And wait til the DMV opens.

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Originally Posted by VTO
Dear friends,
I just completed a 22 hour, all weekend long safety course given by the State of Il through the University of Northern Illinois (NIU). My almost perfect score automatically grants me a M class license. My problem is that I have to go to the D.M.V. and get my present D class license updated and the D.M.V. is closed until tomorrow. I have all my insurance current, but do not know if I can legally ride. Should I just go for it since I am off work today and it will be a sunny 72*. I plan on going for a quiet cruise out in the country. Please vote yes as the itch is causing immense pain.
Ready to roll,
Steve

P,S, I have been riding dirt bikes for 3 years with my boys and I have at least 20 hours on this bike already. I also have the M class riding permit, as I took the test last fall so I could ride with friends.
I can't say I know what "automatically grants me a M class license" actually implies, but I also see that you know you have to go to the DMV. I would think that the LEO's wouldn't know of an update if they had to search your license data.
Totally your call, for sure. Just between you and me, it's gonna be an awesome day today for a ride.....

Jer

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It is up to you but the weather today makes the decision so much harder!

FWIW a friend of mine who rides and is a leo does not have an M class license despite my harping on him.

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When I got my cycle endorsement in Michigan in 1986 I had to bring my own bike to the Secretary of State (they handle the DMV stuff here) for the skills test. I asked how I was supposed to get it there if I wasn't legal yet & was told "We don't ask how it gets here, you'll be legal when you leave though".

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" I also have the M class riding permit, as I took the test last fall so I could ride with friends".
If the permit is still valid what is the problem ?
Did I miss something I offten do

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Dear friends,
I just completed a 22 hour, all weekend long safety course given by the State of Il through the University of Northern Illinois (NIU). My almost perfect score automatically grants me a M class license. My problem is that I have to go to the D.M.V. and get my present D class license updated and the D.M.V. is closed until tomorrow. I have all my insurance current, but do not know if I can legally ride. Should I just go for it since I am off work today and it will be a sunny 72*. I plan on going for a quiet cruise out in the country. Please vote yes as the itch is causing immense pain.
Ready to roll,
Steve

P,S, I have been riding dirt bikes for 3 years with my boys and I have at least 20 hours on this bike already. I also have the M class riding permit, as I took the test last fall so I could ride with friends.
FYI
The NIU/MSF completion certificate does NOT allow you to ride legally on the streets. As you stated it does eliminate the need to take the written or riding exam at the DMV.

I am not sure about the class "M" permit but suspect if it is still valid you can ride.

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