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3 wheels and a DMV range test

Did I miss something? Watching TV and there was a Can-Am commercial on. At the end of it they stated that you can use a Spyder on the range test. I just wouldn't trust somebody who has ridden nothing but a Spyder to take a bike for a spin.

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-27-2011, 05:18 PM
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Never!... I picture it something like giving a toddler that has ridden his tricycle a bicycle for the first time, with an engine on it...

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post #3 of 10 Old 04-27-2011, 05:21 PM
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Yep, my buddy and I were thinking of buying one, then renting it out on CL for DMV tests lol. All bullshit, of course.

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post #4 of 10 Old 04-27-2011, 05:22 PM
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thats scary. I suppose they allow side-car motorcycles as well? weird.

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Put a cab on it and it would be a Reliant Robin. It is NOT an MC and should NOT be treated as such. IMHO it is a snowmobile with wheels.

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TX will give you an M endorsement, even if you test on a scooter. That sickens me that someone could BS their way through a riding test with a scooter, then go hop on a 'busa and off themselves. On second thought, if they have to ride a scooter to pass the test and still want to ride a 'busa.... let'm

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i gotta question tho... how the fuck does the spyder physically past the test! ... there is NO WAY you could take one of those to the CA dmv, and do the slalom, let alone the "stay between the two lines a foot apart circle"

TBH, i think ANYONE regardless of age or experience should have to take the MSF course, in order to get a motorcycle license.

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TX will give you an M endorsement, even if you test on a scooter. That sickens me that someone could BS their way through a riding test with a scooter, then go hop on a 'busa and off themselves. On second thought, if they have to ride a scooter to pass the test and still want to ride a 'busa.... let'm
I found scooters way scarier (balance-wise) than a motorcycle. I've ridden a 200cc Vespa and a 250cc Ninja. I can tell you first hand the Ninja was much more stable. So if someone passes a test on a scooter, then I say more power to 'em.

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I thought I was the only one that noticed that. Makes zero cents to me. Similar skills involved but staying up on three is not gonna teach you how to ride on three

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I found scooters way scarier (balance-wise) than a motorcycle. I've ridden a 200cc Vespa and a 250cc Ninja. I can tell you first hand the Ninja was much more stable. So if someone passes a test on a scooter, then I say more power to 'em.
I'll agree. Been on a Vespa 200cc as well and I can tell you those little wheels are crazy to get use to. Ever turn I made I thought it was going to dump on me. Now the Yamaha Zuma I tool around on it has fatter tires so I take turns on that like butter. My scooter friends freak out when they seem turn me on the Zuma.

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