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    Cool Tw200 passes CA DMV Motorcycle Skills Test

    Used my 2015 TW200 to pass the CA DMV motorcycle skills test this past week. I uploaded the video to YouTube and thought some of you here would be interested in seeing it.


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    way to go. Need to do that myself.
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    Woohoo!

    Congratulations and welcome to the forum! You are now qualified to drive at night, on the freeway and carry a passenger on all California roads.

    You are also cordially invited to join the rest of us NorCal TW Forum nutjobs for our occasional rides, wrench & rides and other assorted activities.

    Brian

    p.s. I couldn't tell, but I assume that you used your blinkers when you executed those turns .

    p.p.s As a former MSF instructor, I would have had to ding you for not wearing gloves .
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    Wow, the California test is so different than the New York one!

    I remember mine taking a long time, maybe because it was in a group setting MSF class. The figure 8s in a tiny box were the hardest. There were also sections to mimic doing a sharp right hand turn from a stop and doing quick stops on a hand signal to test reaction time.

    Congratulations!!!
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    That was interesting. In Rhode Island, its different. You have to take the MSF course at the local Community College. If you pass the class, they give you a learners permit. If you do not die within the next 30 days, you can go down to the Registry and get a new license. No test involved.
    PS. I was surprised about the gloves, too. That would be 'no go' at the MSF course.
    I'm also kind of surprised that the Registry employees let you record them. I don't really see that happening here, either.
    Very interesting, though. Thanks for posting... and congratulations!
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    What?!! That's it? Easy test.

    Congratulations and welcome to the forum!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    What?!! That's it? Easy test.

    Congratulations and welcome to the forum!!
    I've noticed california values thruput at the DMV more than the safety of the people being put on the road. While waiting for my former 49 state bike to be inspected at the DMV, I saw multiple people who didn't speak a lick of english struggle with things such as "turn on your hazards," yet the instructors nudged them in the right direction enough with hand motions that they passed anyway. It appears they'd rather pass people than have them back for a second test.

    And people wonder why there are so many accidents every single day on every single highway in the bay area...

    In contrast, I can count on one hand the number of kids I knew in high school back home who pass their driving test on the first try. Things as simple as "you turned your head but not far enough when you switched lanes" were grounds for automatic failure. They looked for reasons to fail you instead of reasons to pass you, rightfully so.
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    finally a "win" for living in CA!
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    In BC the skills test is a bit more involved. An emergency braking situation is involved - get up to 30 kmph and bring the bike to a stop as quick as possible without locking / skidding the rear wheel.
    If you do your road test on the TW, you will get a restricted motorcycle licence allowing you only to ride motorcycles up to 200 cc.
    I need to find a small framed larger cc bike for my daughter to do her road test on.
    This may be an excuse to go buy a cb500x.
    2001 TW200 sporting a MT43 up front. Duro has gone to a good home. 2015 VStrom XT, 1996 DT 200, Broken 2010 Xingue 400 XY. 2009 WR250r now shared with my son.

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    Well congrats.............. My wife and son,daughters were way different in Mich. OMM.
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