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Old 07-22-2014, 05:10 PM
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does anyone from CO particularly know if a class C license covers the trikes? Or will I need to get a motorcycle license also? I looked at one today and maybe want to get one eventually. Also does anyone have one and have some general info about them? Speed,acceleration,handling, etc etc? Thanks guys!!


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Old 07-23-2014, 07:09 AM
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You need a motorcycle license/ permit but it's different for a trike. (Easier to get). I don't know much about them though.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:35 AM
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I will have to look into it. But a class C would not cover a motorcycle at all.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:57 AM
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Oh ok, I know some states only require a class C for trikes, how would that be added on to my drivers license?


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Old 07-26-2014, 01:17 AM
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Oh ok, I know some states only require a class C for trikes, how would that be added on to my drivers license?

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To my knowledge, states issue one driver's license. For instance, I am licensed in OH for passenger vehicles only, which I believe is 'Class D', which appears on my license. If I get a CDL or motorcycle license, I would achieve another endorsement which means I'd have an additional letter on the back of my license. I'd be tested and then my license would be reissued with the proper endorsement. Most info. is probably online now.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:28 AM
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To my knowledge, states issue one driver's license. For instance, I am licensed in OH for passenger vehicles only, which I believe is 'Class D', which appears on my license. If I get a CDL or motorcycle license, I would achieve another endorsement which means I'd have an additional letter on the back of my license. I'd be tested and then my license would be reissued with the proper endorsement. Most info. is probably online now.





so id just have to get an endorsement for the extra letter on my license, and pay like 23 dollars for the new license after all the tests and what not.








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Old 07-26-2014, 10:42 AM
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Here you go. ==>>http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite.../1190796317325

Never riden before? Then complete MSF training. http://www.coloradodot.info/programs/live-to-ride If you've never been on a motorcycle before you will never pass the state test.

The only legal way to ride one here to have a class M endorsement on your license. No grade of commercial endorsement qualifies.

If you are under 18, you have to jump through some more requirements.

I got this off of the internet in about 5 minutes. Started at the Can Am website. http://can-am.brp.com/spyder/
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:12 PM
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More info from the Can-Am website specifically regarding state-by-state licensing: http://can-am.brp.com/spyder/shoppin...uirements.html
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:14 PM
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More info from the Can-Am website specifically regarding state-by-state licensing: http://can-am.brp.com/spyder/shoppin...uirements.html
Where I started.
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:37 PM
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Alright thanks for the help guys, anyone ever ridden one before? How different is it from a motorcycle(I've ridden one once before) besides not countersteering?


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Old 07-28-2014, 07:22 AM
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I've never been on one, but they steer like a car.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:58 AM
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Yea I've heard it has a learning curve fairly different than a bike. With the 2 wheels in front its gotta be weird at first.


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Old 07-28-2014, 09:59 AM
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why do you want one? why not get an actual motorcycle?
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:05 AM
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I just like the can-ams a lot, its definitely a preference thing. Some people will like the spyders and some people won't.


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Old 07-31-2014, 05:14 PM
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I always thought the Spyder's were pretty sweet, as long as you dont get the ones with the huge saddle bags on the side, the RS model in my mind is the best looking one and it happens to be the cheapest as well.
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