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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:12 PM

So my 17 year old is looking at getting a bike. He plans on taking the tiding course but is that required for him to get a permit?
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:19 PM

The only thing that is required for a permit is a valid drivers license and $21. Before taking the MSF's Basic Rider Course (BRC), he will need a permit. The BRC will result in a full endorsement when he passes his riding test on the last day of the BRC.
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:28 PM

According to DMV.org, completion of a basic rider course is mandatory for applicants under 18 years old BEFORE obtaining a motorcycle permit.

However, participants who are 18 years old or older can have their road tests waived by passing the program. To be eligible, you must already have your motorcycle permit.

So it looks like you can't use the BRC to get your endorsement if you're under 18, but you must take the BRC prior to getting your permit? Which I'm assuming means that you have to take the regular road course to get your endorsement?
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:34 PM

View PostLivin my dream, on 05 June 2018 - 01:12 PM, said:

So my 17 year old is looking at getting a bike. He plans on taking the tiding course but is that required for him to get a permit?



Our oldest daughter had to take the BRC twice - once to get the permit since she was under 18 and again when she was over 18 to get the endorsement. Well worth it both times. We live in MN if that has bearing on your situation.
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:37 PM

I glanced over the 17yo part. Oops...
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:40 PM

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Our oldest daughter had to take the BRC twice - once to get the permit since she was under 18 and again when she was over 18 to get the endorsement. Well worth it both times. We live in MN if that has bearing on your situation.


That is what I think I will have him do. I know it will be worth it. More knowledge the better he is.

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 03:51 PM

The BRC is actually kinda fun, unless it happens to be raining. Unless you already have dirtbike experience or such and already have clutching and gear shifting down a second run through the BRC still wouldn't be a waste, it takes some time to get clutching and shifting down well.
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 04:24 PM

My son got his motorcycle license last summer when he was 16. First he took the Basic Rider Course. Then he brought paperwork showing he took the class to the Arden Hills DMV and took the written test for his permit. Then, a couple weeks later, he took the road test on his 150cc scooter.

I should mention that he did have a lot of trouble with the clutch in the BRC and used his 150cc scooter for the last half of the course. This year he mastered the clutch and now rides a Versys 300.
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 04:26 PM

Thanks all, He is getting the bike hopefully tonight. He has some experience but we told him this was a mandatory to have one in my house. So he is taking it to get his permit and then again to get his license. All the training I can give him the better.
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Posted 05 June 2018 - 04:58 PM

View PostLivin my dream, on 05 June 2018 - 04:26 PM, said:

All the training I can give him the better.


I hear you there! Besides training, a condition of my son getting his motorcycle license was ATGATT. I also insisted his jacket and helmet are at least partially high-vis yellow. I was surprised that there is some high-vis gear out there that isn't completely dorky.
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