DOL skills test requirements

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Nappysh, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Nappysh

    Nappysh Adventurer

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    just scheduled to take the skills test on the 24th and realized my front headlight on my 89 Transalp has been out for awhile and I've been using the high beam instead. Will they mind at the test? My friend has a fully functional bike but its not registered or tabbed yet, maybe I should use his bike with my license plate or something? Thanks
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  2. Walterxr650l

    Walterxr650l Long timer

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    Maybe you should just put a new headlight bulb in you headlight.

    Walter
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  3. 12120

    12120 Unwittingly Domesticated

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    They did not even look at my bike when I did the test.
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  4. K7MDL

    K7MDL 2015 Tiger 800XCx

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    I pull up this part description for the bike head lamp replacement. I suspect you can find this H4 type bulb at most auto parts store. Many choices for Phillips and others.

    BULB (12V60/55W)
    (12V60/55W) (H4)
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  5. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    My friend has a fully functional bike but its not registered or tabbed yet, maybe I should use his bike with my license plate or something? Thanks
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    WTF are you trying to avoid here?

    it's a headlamp bulb for fuck's sake and you have 3 days to find a replacement

    Maybe you shouldn't be riding motorcycles.
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  6. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    Just wanted to post in this awesome thread.
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  7. Nappysh

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    Its the American way! bend the law a bit to save some money :bmwrider
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  8. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    Or you can take a motorcycle safety course... Learn some things, ride some bikes, take your ride test on a bike THEY provide.
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  9. Handy

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    I see you've met the welcoming committee...
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  10. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    Lights are waaaayyyy overated just like Brakes. Just a bunch of gingerbread crap designed to make bikes heavier. Screw the DOL, They don't know Nuthin...
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  11. MrGoodwreck

    MrGoodwreck Retarded Adventurer™

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    Im all for switching the plates between your bikes!
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  12. SOP Dirt-Rider

    SOP Dirt-Rider Been here awhile

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    Heck, why even get the endorsement? Live dangerous my friend:norton
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  13. MillCreek

    MillCreek ADV Risk Manager

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    ^^^ DOL has reported that since the passage of the law permitting immediate impoundment of the bike if the rider does not have an endorsement, the number of endorsements have gone way up.
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  14. SOP Dirt-Rider

    SOP Dirt-Rider Been here awhile

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    FWIW, that's a good thing. Fatalities have gone down. Insurance rates (for me anyway) have gone down. What sucks is the waiting list for donor parts has grown. Whatever were they thinking?
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  15. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    Doesn't buying a WA Discover Pass get you a WA motorcycle endorsement automatically? If not, you could bitch about it here ad nauseam.
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  16. Byway Writer

    Byway Writer Backroads Explorer

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    As one of the people who would potentially be testing you for that endorsement, I can say no you wouldn't make it long on my range. How would you like to stare at your bright lights while trying to monitor your ability to minimally operate a motorcycle? I'd ask you to dim them, then notice that the bulb is out. Obviously not a legal bike.
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  17. turnsleft

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    NSDT; riding around with your brights on pisses off the people in boxes. It makes me want to bounce a pop bottle off their head.

    Rag away:D
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  18. rm_hm

    rm_hm Logging Road Cruiser

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    In 2005 I took my test in Fircrest on my old trashed 1967 trail 90. Heck it didn't even have blinkers.

    I killed the competition. A guy on a big Harley with huge side bags bit it in the weave thru the cones test. The tester would not let me share my bike with him.
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