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New to Riding, Looking for Bike Rental for DMV

Hey, I'm new to riding, and plan on purchasing a CBR 600 F3, but I do not have my motorcycle license yet.

I was wondering if anybody on here knew of any places that offer bike rentals to use for the road test at the DMV.

I'm 22
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iv seen people on craigs list offering to meet you at a dmv with their small cc bike
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You take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF that everyone else has mentioned) beginner course which costs only $20 and pass and you get a waiver card sent to you and you don't have to take the test. The "M" class is added to your license because you successfully completed the course.
You also get instruction that over the last 20 years is proven to reduce accidents involving new riders and makes you a better and safer rider. The classes for the city are administered by the University of Illinois in Champaign and the Suburbs are administered by Northern U of I in De Kalb. This time of year you will need to check the schedule and pick a class that you can attend and show up early to be put on the stand by list. At almost every class there are no shows ( especially if the weather is bad or iffy) and stand by's get in.
It really is the best way to get your license...on top of it all, most insurance companies offer a substancial discount if you've taken the course.
Good Luck and ride safe!

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IMO if you can't pass on the bike you plan to ride keep practicing.

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IMO if you can't pass on the bike you plan to ride keep practicing.
What if I'm planning to get a busa?

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I passed my test at 18 on a GS1100E.
Every bit as big a bike.

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^^^ It doesn't matter what bike you plan to get...get INSTRUCTION on how to ride. New riders are over represented in crash injury and fatality statistics...taking an accredited learn to ride course drastically reduces that statistic. Do you want to enjoy decades of motorcycle riding or do you want to end your motorcycling days after only a few weeks or months totally turned off by a bad experience ...or worse?
Kind of cold...but, to the point!

PS...before investing in a bike...get quality, proper fitting gear with a helmet as your first priority and boots and gloves next!

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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^^Did you post a long description of practice??

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Talk to Ride Chicago. I think they can provide that service, though you could just sign up for a class too!
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I totally agree with you Gus...practice is very important but you need the instruction to understand what it is you should be practicing! Don't you think?

PS...Good to see you posting...hope you're doing great! You going up to Road America for AHRMA weekend?

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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Plotts,
Only the MSF classes administered by U of I can give the waiver to skip the license test if you complete the course successfully. Ride Chicago is a good school and they do a great job instructing people on riding motorcycles safely but they are a private business and charge MUCH more than it costs to take the MSF class. Other than the $20 registration fee (which is refundable if you pass the class or you could choose to donate it to the fund) the MSF classes are publically funded by a surcharge to motorcycle license fees.

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

If you want to anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal all one must do is tell the truth!
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OH yes I believe in the class for sure.


I also believe, only being able to pass the test on a 250 then buying Busa. your only fooling your self.

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Take the MSF, do not skip on this class!!!
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OH yes I believe in the class for sure.


I also believe, only being able to pass the test on a 250 then buying Busa. your only fooling your self.


I think everyone agrees you shouldn't be anywhere near a busa just getting a license.
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Look for the IRC courses (if you have experience) offered by NIU and U of I. Still alot of pre-registered spots open, but about 80% of walkins get in too this year.

Otherwise go fr the Basic course

Ride Chicago doesn't act as a waiver, and its like $350+
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Untill you can ride without having to think about the controls keep practicing.

Until then I don't think your ready.BEST plan is to buy a trial bike.Ride off road in an open field until the controls become second nature.

Every second you spend thinking about the controls is one less second you have to think about your surroundings.

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One more thing if you decide to go to the DMV be sure the bike your on has EVERY thing in order.You will also need proper insurance proof.

Good luck and be careful.

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Only the MSF classes administered by U of I can give the waiver to skip the license test if you complete the course successfully. Ride Chicago is a good school and they do a great job instructing people on riding motorcycles safely but they are a private business and charge MUCH more than it costs to take the MSF class. Other than the $20 registration fee (which is refundable if you pass the class or you could choose to donate it to the fund) the MSF classes are publically funded by a surcharge to motorcycle license fees.
I know I used to work for them. You get your moneys worth there for sure.
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If you can't pass a test on your bike then you shouldn't be out riding solo yet. Its the easiest test in the world. Do the above and take some classes and learn as much as you can.

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If you can't pass a test on your bike then you shouldn't be out riding solo yet. Its the easiest test in the world. Do the above and take some classes and learn as much as you can.

Easiest test in the world? That's a stretch, try it on a sport bike, not that easy. 250 cruiser a lot easier. There are a lot of bikes that are quite difficult to ride in a small space.
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Easiest test in the world? That's a stretch, try it on a sport bike, not that easy. 250 cruiser a lot easier. There are a lot of bikes that are quite difficult to ride in a small space.
I did it first try and passed. Never once used the throttle except to get to 15mph and do the stop at the line, it was all balancing and clutch work.

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You take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF that everyone else has mentioned) beginner course which costs only $20 and pass and you get a waiver card sent to you and you don't have to take the test. The "M" class is added to your license because you successfully completed the course.
You also get instruction that over the last 20 years is proven to reduce accidents involving new riders and makes you a better and safer rider. The classes for the city are administered by the University of Illinois in Champaign and the Suburbs are administered by Northern U of I in De Kalb. This time of year you will need to check the schedule and pick a class that you can attend and show up early to be put on the stand by list. At almost every class there are no shows ( especially if the weather is bad or iffy) and stand by's get in.
It really is the best way to get your license...on top of it all, most insurance companies offer a substancial discount if you've taken the course.
Good Luck and ride safe!


I find the last state to be false among the BIG insurance companies aka ALL State and state farm they do not offer that discount, nor does geico

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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^^^ I never said ALL insurance companies offer a discount...I said "most" do... Of the companies you cite, ONLY State Farm does not offer a discount for MSF course completion. Allstate, Progressive, GEICO, Dairyland all do offer a discount for completing an MSF course. Of the 5 insurance companies I just listed...4 of them offering the discount WOULD constitute MOST ....AND Allstate, GEICO and Progressive are ALL national major companies...Dairyland is a regional company that specializes in motorcycle insurance nationwide and is owned by Sentry, I believe. They're a good company...been with them for over 20 years.

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I didn't get a discount on Progressive. I will look into it again though.
I may check out Dairyland, thanks.

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Only the MSF classes administered by U of I can give the waiver to skip the license test if you complete the course successfully.
NIU, ISU and SIU programs waive the test too. These are all part of the same state run program in IL.

As other say, take the test. If you already have some skills, take the IRC. It's a much better class if you already know how to operate the clutch and have ridden a motorcycle before. I assume you aren't trying to take the DMV test with 0 experience which is why I mention that.

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