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post #1 of 16 Old 10-22-2013, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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SC DMV skills test

There is surprisingly little information on line about what the test is like in South Carolina. Had my permit for about a year and planning in taking the skills test next week. Any tips on what the test is like? Thanks in advance for any input.


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You could simply go down to the DMV and watch others take the riding test, then practice what you see them doing.

16+ years later, I occasionally stop by the DMV and practice those maneuvers on their range. Once in a while I try it on my long fork bikes that aren't capable of negotiating some of said maneuvers.

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Like Shadow said, that is exactly what I was going to suggest. Be aware that in NY and probably everywhere else you can't practice those things there with a permit, observe and do it elsewhere. In NY you would be in trouble even being in the neigborhood with a permit. Once you have a license no problem if you want to brush up on skills.

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To bring back an old thread, I was wondering if Viperadio is still around or if someone from South Carolina can provide some advice on the riding test? I want to test soon and the local DMV has the test area blocked off. Any tips or suggestions? If not, I'll try to find someone locally who has recently tested. Thanks in advance.

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Viperadio hasn't logged onto the forum since last November. Have you checked online to see if they have the course requirements listed?

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The riding saftey course in Little Rock, AR. If you have your permit. You get your endorsment upon completeing the course. No need to go back and take the riding part of the exam. The requirments here are a permit, long sleve shirt, boots that cover the ankles, and a helmet. Bike is optional. They offer the Rebel , nighthawk and 250 V Star. Plus Street Glide and Ultra Limited. They use Street Eagle Rentals a nation wide company.
I would do as said above for each state is different.

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Thanks for the tips, they are appreciated. The only things in the SC DMV manual regarding the skill test are 5 diagrams of what will be tested on. One is maintain a steady speed of about 15-18 mph and then stop with the front wheel inside a square box, can't let the tire touch any of the lines. Would really like to know how big that square is. The other parts are easy, the usual cone weave, a curve with acceleration, a quick stop from a set line and so on. I'm fine moving faster, but need to work on the slower speeds. Especially need to get the gear shift in a better position so my boot tip will slide under it. I moved it one notch higher, but that position has my boot sole resting on the shifter at speed. It will be fine, just need to practice. And still thinking about taking the course offered by the local HD dealer. It is not the MSF sponsored class, but SC does accept successful completion as a pass on the skill test. It is booked up until October.

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Bike is optional. They offer the Rebel , nighthawk and 250 V Star. Plus Street Glide and Ultra Limited. They use Street Eagle Rentals a nation wide company.
Sheesh, I'd hate to see what the tax is to keep that up with $25K hog rentals (last I checked those go for just under $200/day)...even more disturbing is a rental place would lease out such bikes that are guaranteed to be dropped.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
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our rentals | Street Eagle Motorcycle Rentals
Only a $109.00 a day for the HD's
$50.00 a day for the 250's
It's cheaper to rent than it is to own an HD

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Only a $109.00 a day for the HD's
$50.00 a day for the 250's
$109 X 365 days = $39,785
$50 X 365 days = $18,250

And that's per year, per bike, per DMV location, per city. Like I said, I'd hate to see the tax rates that support it. On the other hand, I'd pay whatever meager DMV fees to intentionally drop a $25K bike. You know, to prove/disprove the "lay it down" theory once and for all.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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