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    Street legal dirt bike

    Ok so....I have all the paperwork I need to make this happen. Fairly certain I understand the process. My only question now is (could probably wait until I'm registering at DMV but like to have my ducks in a row first) do they require you have a class M added to your DL?

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    Used to need the M first. But not sure anymore. The test is a cake walk if you can ride.

    Also some insurance companys won't cover you if you don't have the endorsement. I've seen people get into accidents but the insurance won't cover dick since they had no M
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    Makes sense and I figured as much. I guess my next question would be what the fine is if you get stopped and don't have it

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    It's a misdemeanor to break any part of the motorcycle licensing section of the NRS (so a ticket). https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-...l#NRS486Sec381

    But if you're caught driving any vehicle without proper credentials (car, bus, bike, whatever), they're going to impound it and let you walk. Unlicensed drivers walk away from traffic stops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrey123 View Post
    It's a misdemeanor to break any part of the motorcycle licensing section of the NRS (so a ticket). https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-...l#NRS486Sec381

    But if you're caught driving any vehicle without proper credentials (car, bus, bike, whatever), they're going to impound it and let you walk. Unlicensed drivers walk away from traffic stops.
    More good info to have. Not what I plan on doing but curious what the fine would entail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deluxxx View Post
    Also some insurance companys won't cover you if you don't have the endorsement. I've seen people get into accidents but the insurance won't cover dick since they had no M
    Yup. One of the questions they're supposed to ask you during any policy writing is if you're a licensed driver. When you buy/sign the policy, there's fine print that you are licensed to drive and have been truthful during the application. When they find out later you aren't, you've broken the contract and they've got an exit.

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    I'm sure it all depends on the situation as well. I was stopped with an expired DL and my car was not impounded nor did I have to walk. Not saying I want to find out what would happen but it's not black and white either.

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    When registering/titling the bike I don't remember them checking my driver's license but they might have when I was inside paying. I don't think they care though. They haven't mentioned it in 3 bikes. They do however check your tires for dot symbols and they have started checking for reflectors. You need the red and yellow ones on the side of the bike.

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    You should be able to register you're bike without a class m on you're license. Other wise how would you have a registered bike to take the test on in the first place. You need an inspection at a shop. We do them at Michael's. Then down to DMV to register. Easy to do. I did my ktm 300. You have to get you're vin run at the shack at the DMV before you go in.

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    The test is easy if you have riding experience. I've taken it in three states and passed with no problems.
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    sign up for the TMCC rider safety course. You get an insurance discount because it's a certified safety course and they give you a card to take to the dmv for the endorsement. They provide bikes too. I believe it still only costs 150 and may pay for itself in the long run from discounts on insurance.
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    IIRC you can ride with the "learners permit" for up to one year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrenchjunkie View Post
    IIRC you can ride with the "learners permit" for up to one year.
    Yeah but you have to ride with someone with an M license and you can't ride on freeways or at night. My permit just expired, taking the class in May so I can get my M endorsement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmarjeep View Post
    Yeah but you have to ride with someone with an M license and you can't ride on freeways or at night. My permit just expired, taking the class in May so I can get my M endorsement.
    Class upto $250, 8 hours over two days... Test is 15 minutes (not including line time)..

    When I took my test in colorado I had about 25 people watching. Dont bring a big heavy bike if you can avoid it. Something nimble and light.. .
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    Agreed. The riding test is easy with a small bike. A bit tougher with a larger bike, but still doable. The square would be tough with a dressed Harley or something similar without quite a bit of experience.

    The written test has a few questions that you simply wont get without reading. Things like how do you start a bike. I could start a bike half asleep, but I have not a clue what their acronym refers to and you need to know it to get the answer right.

    Overall, still not very hard and if you take the TMCC class they go over all of this stuff. And it is probably a good idea to remind you about safety anyway.

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    Thanks for all the info everyone! Passing the test should be a breeze. Just figured it'd be cool to be able to drive it around town.

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