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Old 11-30-2012, 05:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I live in Florida. I started getting when I read somewhere . I think the guy was saying he took his test and got his license right away I don't know if that's true or not. Is it possible ? Or is the permit mandatory to have ? Whats the restrictions ? Care to walk me through how it all works ?

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Old 11-30-2012, 05:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I got mine in Nevada. After caging it for a number of years, I decided to get a motorcycle license. I paid $100 to the local community college, and showed up for two and a half days of training called the Basic Rider Course. There was some classroom instruction and some time doing some riding exercises on a Rebel 250. At the end, I took a written test, followed by a practical test on the bike. I passed both, and was issued an MSF card. The following Monday, I went to Nevada DMV, presented the card, and politely asked if I could be issued a motorcycle license. They charged me a few bucks, took my picture, and I later received my upgraded license in the mail.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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To take MSF which I highly recommend you do, you need your permit. As soon as you complete and pass the course you get your permit stamped and you take that to the DMV and they give you you're license. Plus it saves you a lot of money on insurance, at least that's how it is in Pennsylvania. Good luck.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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In Illinois, you need to get a permit first, then go back for the license just like for a car. If you take the MSF course however, you just take the class, pass the written and riding tests, then you get a waiver card that you take to the DMV and they waive both tests at the DMV and give you a new license (just did this a week ago). But from my understanding it is different in each state. The rules of the road book on your DMV website should tell you the process, as well as your local MSF class website. Hope this helps.

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Plus the MSF course is free so you can't go wrong, well free in some states from what I've heard.
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In some states you need the permit to take the MSF course and in other states you don't. When I took it last year, Jersey required your permit. A few weeks after my class, the law changed and now it's only required if you're under 18.

Here are Florida's training locations.
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Do your own research to confirm this, but all that I believe is required is, at the very least, an automobile learner's permit.

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In Florida you have to take the MSF to get your license. It costs anywhere from about $175 to $225. You cannot even get a learning permit in Florida anymore.
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You must already have a valid drivers license. After you complete the MSF they give you a card and it was like $25 to add it to your license at the DMV
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In Florida you have to take the MSF to get your license. It costs anywhere from about $175 to $225. You cannot even get a learning permit in Florida anymore.
Damn that sucks, in Pennsylvania its free. It's a good course, you'd think they whole company would be free but it's probably the states that charge them and they need to make a income somehow. Either or it's easier then actually going to the DMV to take your test and like I stated before, you'll get that money back in the long run from the money it'll save you on insurance.
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It varies by state.

Go here: http://online2.msf-usa.org/msf/Default.aspx


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