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Old 11-27-2012, 01:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have meet alot of people who do not have a license...and lots that dont even have insurance....how long did you wait to get yours or are you still riding dirty...
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Got both before I started riding. Insurance is like $70 per year for me so I had no incentive not to.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Got my license before I bought my bike. I don't think FL will let you register the bike unless you have the license. Got insurance the day I got my bike. I don't want to ride without insurance because I'm still responsible for any accidents/damage -- not just to others and their property, but also to myself and my bike. I wouldn't 'ride dirty', but that's just me.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Got my license before I bought my bike. I don't think FL will let you register the bike unless you have the license. Got insurance the day I got my bike. I don't want to ride without insurance because I'm still responsible for any accidents/damage -- not just to others and their property, but also to myself and my bike. I wouldn't 'ride dirty', but that's just me.
You can buy and register a motorcycle in Florida without the endorsement; you're just not permitted to ride on public roads ... yet another weird crack in the system. I have mine although I rode for a bit without it ... it became mandatory in mid-2008 ... tisk, tisk. Anyway, insurance is not required but recommended (for that which you speak).
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I rode for a few years before a license was required but when I went in the Navy they required on if you wanted to ride on the base so I got one in 1974 and have had one ever since and I won't ride without insurance.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Bought my bike (prior to this one) before I had my CY endorsement but it wasn't running. I had my license before that bike was back on the road (or even registered). I don't see the point in "riding dirty" -- or a lot of other stupid things people do everyday. Guess that's why we have statistics.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I rode for three years before I got my license, but I had insurance from day one.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i have meet alot of people who do not have a license...and lots that dont even have insurance....how long did you wait to get yours or are you still riding dirty...
Way back when, I rode my buddy's bike for months before getting the piece of paper. I was foolish enough to ride to the State Police barracks to take the test where they asked me, "How did you get here?" Uh...I'll be leaving now.

Then I let my license lapse when I moved to another state and it was another year before I bothered to get that fixed. It was an encounter with a friendly officer who let me go with the assurance I'd take care of that immediately.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I rode for an entire year without a license. Still had insurance on the machine, though.
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Both before I rode.
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