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i was wondering if anyone has a 250 cc bike that i could rent or borrow for the motorcycle test at the DMV tomorrow.

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Check craigslist as well. I usually see someone posting their bikes for use at the DMV and they bring the bike to the DMV. Good luck!
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take the MSF class, you take the riding test with them on their bikes then just go get your license at the DMV




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Best thing is to take the MSF. Better for you, PLUS they provide the bikes and the test. Lots of MSF instructors on here.

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Correct me if Im wrong but dont you get a break on insurance if you go through the MSF course?

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Some insurance companies do. I never took the MSF course, but since I have been riding so long they give me the discount.
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Why do people need 250cc bikes to take the DMV test?

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Easier to control for some people over a 600cc.

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i took my test on a 250cc, it was so easy, bikes so small and light weight, i dont think i would pass on a 600
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shouldnt you be able to pass it on any bike?

that would kinda mean you know what youre doing and can do the basics, if not then maybe you shouldnt be on a bigger bike.

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Yeah but weight matters on that test it is harder on a bigger bike.

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I passed it with a 600 cruiser blind folded. Weaved through the cones like they werent even there. The dmv test was the easiest test I ever took.

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yea i was in the MSF but they wanted us there at 745 (start is 8) and they started already and said i couldnt finish even tho i was there at 755 i was pist
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Thats good considering its a 175 lbs more weight!

Balance is cake on a 250.

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I passed the road test on a '75 Sportster. You don't need a 250. Take the test on the bike you normally ride. Practice your skills in a parking lot until you are comfortable.

Center of gravity has more to do with balance than bike weight. Cruisers are heavier bikes but because the center of gravity is so low, they "feel" much easier to handle and less 'topheavy" than a sportbike.

If you don't feel confident, get in an MSF class as a 'walk-in'.

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I passed the road test on a '75 Sportster. You don't need a 250. Take the test on the bike you normally ride. Practice your skills in a parking lot until you are comfortable.

Center of gravity has more to do with balance than bike weight. Cruisers are heavier bikes but because the center of gravity is so low, they "feel" much easier to handle and less 'topheavy" than a sportbike.

If you don't feel confident, get in an MSF class as a 'walk-in'.
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When he asked to see the turn signals I stuck out my arm.
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If you can't pass the test on the bike you normally ride you shouldn't be riding.... I got a perfect score on my ZRX 1100

Hate to be blunt about it but there's too many people riding big bikes and they can't even do simple low speed maneuvers on their bikes.
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If you can't pass the test on the bike you normally ride you shouldn't be riding.... I got a perfect score on my ZRX 1100

Hate to be blunt about it but there's too many people riding big bikes and they can't even do simple low speed maneuvers on their bikes.
Yeah I got to disagree with you on this one. The test isn't one of true street riding ability, it's just about being in control of the bike. I have ridden the test over a thousand times literally as an instructor and I don't think that because you couldn't pass it on say a Warrior that you don't need to be riding on the street. Some bikes are just to big or have to little steering lock side to side (aka sportbikes) to make the test realistic or even passable. Can it be done on those bikes? Sure, but for new riders, I think taking a class and passing on a 250 is more than adequate to obtain a license. Technically anything over 150cc can be used on the test.
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when i got my license the guy before me took the test on a Busa... and he passed... this means if u know ur ride and how to handle it, u dont need a 250... sure its easier cause its lighter and smaller...
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I took mine on a '84 yamaha 750 (sport bike) It was a buddies and it kept stalling. I push started it during the test. The DMV guy told me if I could push start a bike that well I could have a m endorsement. True story.
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granted this was in wi but when i took my class a girl trailered her dirt bike and took the test on that....
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when i got my license the guy before me took the test on a Busa... and he passed... this means if u know ur ride and how to handle it, u dont need a 250... sure its easier cause its lighter and smaller...
Yeah I remember that guy he had a beauitful bike and I also remember him saying he hoped he would pass because it was his second time or third time taking it the road course. He said it was a pain in the ass doing the test on his heavy bike, plus he was not able to weave the cones easily because steering was a challenge on that bike.

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granted this was in wi but when i took my class a girl trailered her dirt bike and took the test on that....
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i was wondering if anyone has a 250 cc bike that i could rent or borrow for the motorcycle test at the DMV tomorrow.

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What time are you going to the DMV, i am going to be there tomorrow to take the same class. I got my MSF class in a couple months.
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What time are you going to the DMV, i am going to be there tomorrow to take the same class. I got my MSF class in a couple months.
i can go today....wut time are you goin it would b awesome not to have to pay the guy 50 bux to borrow his haha
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i can go today....wut time are you goin it would b awesome not to have to pay the guy 50 bux to borrow his haha
Man i already went like at 11am failed on my R6. the old dude was cool as hell, I need to find a smaller bike. The sharp turn is crazy small
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o haha i goin on thursday a dude from craigslist is lettin me rent his 250 scooter for the test $50 i was in MSF but they k9icked me out so this is my last option so if u wanna go to libertyville thursday at 8am lemme kno i dnt think the guy wud have a problem
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