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    Quote Originally Posted by musicman View Post
    Some kind of 125cc dirt bike with a street tire on the back and non-dot knobby on the front, haha. In Oregon we have a thing called Team Oregon, its a riding school, I did the intermediate 1 day class and at the end you get a certificate for your license. They had their own bikes for us to use. The dirt bike was a pain! That knobby front tire was way too easy to lock up under braking.
    Oregon hires out the testing to Team Oregon, which is a cooperative effort between Oregon DOT and Oregon State University. Once you pass their tests (written and on the bike) you get a certificate to take to the DMV showing that you passed the tests and are eligible for your endorsement.
    They had a fleet of TW 200s when I took the class/test at the end of last year, along with a couple of scooters for those that just wanted the low-powered scooter endorsement and a couple other bikes of different geometry setups for either the very short or very tall.
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    TW 200 and XT225. Illinois does theirs through Southern Illinois University, cost $20 refundable, most donate it to the program.

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    1972 Kawasaki Mach IV 750cc Triple 2 Stroke. Painted black with red and orange flames on the tank. Borrowed it from my buddy. Got some blank stares from the person giving the test. Lots of clutch and throttle management going on. The scariest part of the test was when they said "Accelerate as fast as you can and when you get to the cone stop as quickly as you can!". I blacked out and don't remember what happened from that point on, just remember getting a piece of paper that said "Passed". Went home and freshened up a bit.......

    Like this one with a different paint job
    What mtorcycle did you use for your driving test?-kawasaki-h2-jpg

    I can only imagine, but I think it went something like this
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    Back in '67 I turned 15 1/2 and got my Kalifornia drivers license learners permit after just passing a written test, which allowed me to ride alone on a m/c. Immediately bought a new Hodaka (with the chrome gas tank) and hit the road!

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    After years of Bultaco and Yamaha DT1 dashing thru the SoCal deserts (before the eco-nazis got them closed), I started bending wrenches in a m/c shop.

    Much later, after moving to Oregon and finishing raising my daughter, I bought a NOS 2012 NC700X after a riding hiatus of a few decades. I showed up at DMV the following Tuesday in the morning and used the NC' for the test. Was a bit nervous, but was a pass. Haven't stopped riding since and I'm on my third NC' now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chabon View Post
    1972 Kawasaki Mach IV 750cc Triple 2 Stroke.

    The scariest part of the test was when they said "Accelerate as fast as you can and when you get to the cone stop as quickly as you can!". I blacked out and don't remember what happened from that point on, just remember getting a piece of paper that said "Passed". Went home and freshened up a bit.......
    As I recall, wasn't that triple tied with the Kawa Z1 as the fastest production m/c's of that era? I remember both had incredible acceleration, producing skid marks in more places than I'd like to admit to.

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    I had a motorcycle license in 1979 when I lived in Oklahoma, but didn't ride when I moved to Missouri. So I didn't have an MC endorsement when I bought the NC.
    I took the test and rode on a permit until I got tired of renewing the permit. The NC700X was what I took the test with and passed it with flying colors. Even though I had a TW200 sitting in the garage. I did read up and practiced riding in the friction zone though.
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    Got my first bike in 1981 when I was 11. Sold my last bike in 2008. Didn't ride again until 2016 when I got my NC. Decided to do it right this time and actually get a motorcycle license. for the first time. So, I took the MSF on their Suzuki TU250. Glad I did...learned a lot.

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    Got my "L" license (under 150cc) at age of 16 on my 1975 Yamaha DT125B. Two years later, got my "M" license on my 1975 Kawasaki S3-400 triple. Both were buh-ring da ding ding dings (two stroke). I have never been without a motorcycle since age 16, and I'm a "lot" older than that now.
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    We didn't have a motorcycle license in Florida in 1970. At 15 you received a driver license that was restricted to motorcycles of 5 hp or less. At 16 there were no more restrictions.

    No problem for me in 1970 my parents gave me a Honda Z50 MiniTrail that had a reputed 1.7 hp. I've had mostly Hondas since then and in 1995 I took the test for the MC endorsement on a 1975 Honda CB200.
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    Only had the PCX150 scooter available to me when I took the test and was a little surprised that there's no differentiator between a 150cc scooter and a motorbike! Thought I might have to re-test when I moved to a bigger bike!!

    If I remember correctly, when I was learning to drive in the UK as a teenager, if you passed the test in an automatic you actually got a different coloured license and took a different driving test than if you were driving a manual; and you weren't allowed to drive a manual with an automatic license! Hill starts etc. were not in the automatic test from what I was told. Now that being said, 90%+ of cars at that time were manual and only luxury cars even had automatic as an option!! Even funnier is that when I moved to the US I only had to take the written test (no computer testing at that time!). So even though I was driving on the opposite side of the road, I just had to prove I knew the rules of the road!! Driving in NJ I can't tell you how many times during that first year I hit the door with my left hand trying to grab the gear stick when someone cut me off suddenly!! Pretty sure my wife's little Ford Festiva had a permanent indentation in that spot!!
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