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New riders in ma? Need help please

PostAuthor: XionTheMare » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:24 pm

I need help studying for the permit test!!!! I finally got my bike running right and how I want it... so I need some help please!!!! :ops:
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Re: New riders in ma? Need help please

PostAuthor: mark75 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:15 pm

new rider or old, MSF class is a good thing to experience.

http://www.msf-usa.org/

Hopefully a MA member can help you with state/local rules & regs.
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Re: New riders in ma? Need help please

PostAuthor: XionTheMare » Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:47 pm

mark75 wrote:new rider or old, MSF class is a good thing to experience.

http://www.msf-usa.org/

Hopefully a MA member can help you with state/local rules & regs.

Yeah, but I think you have to have your motorcycle permit for that.. I'm looking for help studying for the permit test. So I can take the class and than ride my bike x.x
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Re: New riders in ma? Need help please

PostAuthor: two 85 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:49 pm

Don't think so, the point of the class is to give you the skills you need to get your permit.
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Re: New riders in ma? Need help please

PostAuthor: totallyredvirago » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:55 pm

i know here in PA you have to take a test to get the permit.
once the permit is in hand then sign up for the safety course. we cannot get in the class until we get the permit. the course is to get your license.

i lucked out. i walked in the dmv and got handed a permit. took the safety course and got my license.
2 weeks later i told the wife to get her permit. she did.. she was pissed at me.. what? she had to take a test to get her permit.. PA changed the rules within 1 month..

with that said. you should be able to go to the DMV and get a book and study...............dan
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Re: New riders in ma? Need help please

PostAuthor: jtsil » Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:37 am

There some websites you can find the questions and answers for you to study for your the test, I believe it is 25 questions and at least 80 percent of the ones I got was not related to a motorcycle but to drivings laws and signage , with the Ma permit you can't ride at night and you can't have someone in the back, what makes a lot of sense, I would not ride at night even with a full license.
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Re: New riders in ma? Need help please

PostAuthor: XionTheMare » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:07 am

I'm too paranoid to ride at night really. Also right now is too cold to ride at night with out a good bit of warm clothing but too warm in the afternoon to ride with all that warming stuff on. I go to work in the afternoon and leave at night. So for now at least I would just ride on the weekend. And take it to work in the summer when it's so light out when I get out... also I looked it up... they do require you to have a motorcycle permit before taking the course. Makes sence. I just need to figure out what they have on the test... line, what questions? About fines? Driving restrictions? Iv heard so many different things...
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Re: New riders in ma? Need help please

PostAuthor: Falcon1 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:32 am

You obviously have a computer and internet access available...go to the Mass RMV website, everything you need to know is there, including a downloadable manual.
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Re: New riders in ma? Need help please

PostAuthor: massvirago750 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:52 pm

The mass RMV has a website that provides practice tests. I just took the test a couple months ago with nothing but those test questions. It made the written test a breeze! After passing the test, I took the MSF course in Beverly. it was well worth the $295.
Just google "mass motorcycle practice test".
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