KOTM May 2009 DreKat
 

Welcome to the KatRiders.com forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   KatRiders.com > Suzuki Katana Forums > Riding Tips

Riding Tips First bike? Old rider that learned a new lesson?
Post your questions, tips and experiences here so we can all learn from them!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-03-2016, 09:38 PM   #1
Jshukes
Chicken Strip
 
Jshukes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 22
eBay ID: Jerr-Shuke

Question For North Caroliona Riders

Good evening everyone. I recently got my katana 600 and once its fixed up im going to get a license and all for it. The dmv website isn't real clear but how do I go about getting my motorcycle endorsement as a north carolina resident?
Thanks
Jerry
Jshukes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2016, 09:34 AM   #2
Kreylyn
Kat King
 
Kreylyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Weaverville, NC
Posts: 15,709
eBay ID: Kreylyn

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jshukes View Post
Good evening everyone. I recently got my katana 600 and once its fixed up im going to get a license and all for it. The dmv website isn't real clear but how do I go about getting my motorcycle endorsement as a north carolina resident?
Thanks
Jerry
2 options...

It can be done in the same process as a normal liscense. 2 part, 1 written test, 1 is a driving test. https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/motorcycle/

Written test can be taken any time, normally. You can go ahead and get that out of the way anytime before the driving test. The written test pass will get you a permit to ride a motorcycle on the road with some minor limitations. It's a little more specific to motorcycles, and there is an online motorcycle manual by the DMV you can download for free to see the kind of info they ask about. (manual download is the first link on the above NC webstite) Go ahead and get that, read it, get the test portion out of the way. This will allow you to legally practice riding on the road.

They changed the permit options here in NC not long ago. The first permit is valid for 12 months, you can renew 1 time for 6 months... then it's required for you to pass a driving test and get the full endorsement. This was to stop people from just permanently renewing the permit option.

The above mentioned manual will have the specifics on the driving test. You will be asked to do a few maneuvers in a course to show you know how to ride/control the bike. Driving tests normally have to be scheduled in advance.

That is a quick option if your just wanting the endorsement and already an experienced rider.

IF your not an experienced rider, do option 2...

Option 2 is take a MSF course in place of the driving test. You will still need to take the written exam at the DMV. The MSF course is going to go over in much more detail with practical application, a lot of great information and help in how to ride and control your machine on the road. It's invaluable in what it helps you learn. Even experianced riders can learn from this course.

http://msf-usa.org/ for more info on the MSF courses.

You can do the written before or after the MSF. If you have a long wait for the MSF course, go ahead and get the written test done and a permit, you can practice a little bit that way legally on the road.

Krey
__________________
93 750 Kat



Modified Swingarm, 5.5 GSXR Rear with 180/55 and 520 Chain, 750 to 600 Tail conversion, more to come. Long Term Project build thread http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=96736

"I've done this a thousand times before. What could possibly go wron.... Ooops!"

Last edited by Kreylyn; 11-04-2016 at 09:38 AM..
Kreylyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2016, 11:19 AM   #3
Jshukes
Chicken Strip
 
Jshukes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 22
eBay ID: Jerr-Shuke

Default

I have experience riding a 250 dual sport and a 500 dual sport. I never had titles for them so I just road around anyway. Do you think the first option would be best for me in this case? Thanks for all the info


Quote:
Originally Posted by Kreylyn View Post
2 options...

It can be done in the same process as a normal liscense. 2 part, 1 written test, 1 is a driving test. https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/motorcycle/

Written test can be taken any time, normally. You can go ahead and get that out of the way anytime before the driving test. The written test pass will get you a permit to ride a motorcycle on the road with some minor limitations. It's a little more specific to motorcycles, and there is an online motorcycle manual by the DMV you can download for free to see the kind of info they ask about. (manual download is the first link on the above NC webstite) Go ahead and get that, read it, get the test portion out of the way. This will allow you to legally practice riding on the road.

They changed the permit options here in NC not long ago. The first permit is valid for 12 months, you can renew 1 time for 6 months... then it's required for you to pass a driving test and get the full endorsement. This was to stop people from just permanently renewing the permit option.

The above mentioned manual will have the specifics on the driving test. You will be asked to do a few maneuvers in a course to show you know how to ride/control the bike. Driving tests normally have to be scheduled in advance.

That is a quick option if your just wanting the endorsement and already an experienced rider.

IF your not an experienced rider, do option 2...

Option 2 is take a MSF course in place of the driving test. You will still need to take the written exam at the DMV. The MSF course is going to go over in much more detail with practical application, a lot of great information and help in how to ride and control your machine on the road. It's invaluable in what it helps you learn. Even experianced riders can learn from this course.

http://msf-usa.org/ for more info on the MSF courses.

You can do the written before or after the MSF. If you have a long wait for the MSF course, go ahead and get the written test done and a permit, you can practice a little bit that way legally on the road.

Krey
Jshukes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2016, 07:11 AM   #4
Kreylyn
Kat King
 
Kreylyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Weaverville, NC
Posts: 15,709
eBay ID: Kreylyn

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jshukes View Post
I have experience riding a 250 dual sport and a 500 dual sport. I never had titles for them so I just road around anyway. Do you think the first option would be best for me in this case? Thanks for all the info
I'd recommend the MSF course.

Krey
Kreylyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2016, 09:20 AM   #5
Jshukes
Chicken Strip
 
Jshukes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 22
eBay ID: Jerr-Shuke

Default

Alright ill try to find one at cpcc or somewhere near me. Thanks for all the info.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kreylyn View Post
I'd recommend the MSF course.

Krey
__________________
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLb...Sk_YvWDDqq5fsg
97 Suzuki Katana 600
99 Suzuki jrx50
00 Honda Xr200
Jshukes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2017, 05:10 AM   #6
robertpro07
Skid Mark
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kreylyn View Post
2 options...

It can be done in the same process as a normal liscense. 2 part, 1 written test, 1 is a driving test. https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/motorcycle/

Written test can be taken any time, normally. You can go ahead and get that out of the way anytime before the driving test. The written test pass will get you a permit to ride a motorcycle on the road with some minor limitations. It's a little more specific to motorcycles, and there is an online motorcycle manual by the DMV you can download for free to see the kind of info they ask about. (manual download is the first link on the above NC webstite) Go ahead and get that, read it, get the test portion out of the way. This will allow you to legally practice riding on the road.

They changed the permit options here in NC not long ago. The first permit is valid for 12 months, you can renew 1 time for 6 months... then it's required for you to pass a driving test and get the full endorsement. This was to stop people from just permanently renewing the permit option.

The above mentioned manual will have the specifics on the driving test. You will be asked to do a few maneuvers in a course to show you know how to ride/control the bike. Driving tests normally have to be scheduled in advance.

That is a quick option if your just wanting the endorsement and already an experienced rider.

IF your not an experienced rider, do option 2...

Option 2 is take a MSF course in place of the driving test. You will still need to take the written exam at the DMV. The MSF course is going to go over in much more detail with practical application, a lot of great information and help in how to ride and control your machine on the road. It's invaluable in what it helps you learn. Even experianced riders can learn from this course.

http://msf-usa.org/ for more info on the MSF courses.

You can do the written before or after the MSF. If you have a long wait for the MSF course, go ahead and get the written test done and a permit, you can practice a little bit that way legally on the road.

Krey
Hey krey, many many thanks for this helpful information. I really needed that as applying for it.
__________________
manual
robertpro07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

  KatRiders.com > Suzuki Katana Forums > Riding Tips

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Greetings from up North vand Introductions 6 08-09-2013 09:55 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Katriders.com, Copyright ©2004 - 2017

Like Cigars? Check out Vitola.org