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Hey guys, this is my first post here. Im usually in the dr350 forums. Anyways I'm soon gonna be 16 and I have a 1997 dr350se. I will be getting my permit here in May and have been wondering about something. I heard that you can get a motorcycle lisence while you still have your permit. Is this true?? I've looked all over the Pa DMV and can't find crap bout it, so I figured I'd turn to the knowledgable guys of TT :) If it is true I got my first wheels that I can blow round town on. If anyone can give me a heads up of what the deal really is I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

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I know I must get a motorcycle permit. But what I'm asking is if I can get that motorcycle permit while I still have my regular learners permit? Also, if I pass the motorcycle test can I get my motorcycle lisence before I can get my actual lisence?? :)

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im pretty sure you can get your motorcycle permit once your 16 and any point after. I dont think your car permit has anything to do with it. its tough to say tho, PA dmv is confusing and their site sucks. Ya might wanna give dmv a call.

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1505. Learner's permits.

© Operation of motorcycle - A motorcycle learner's permit entitles the person to whom it is issued to operate a motorcycle only between sunrise and sunset and, except for a driver licensed to drive another class of vehicle, only while under the instruction and immediate supervision of a licensed motorcycle operator. Motorcycle learners shall not carry any passenger other than an instructor properly licensed to operate a motorcycle

In short you cannot ride solo with out a regular divers license

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About 10 or 15 years ago you were able to get a motorcycle class license without having a passenger vehicle license. I currently know of a person who only has a class M license, or motorcycle, he does not have class "C". I will have to look into that one, also try calling PennDot and asking them. Also most any State Trooper should know that answer, if you see one around ask him. Or better yet, stop by the local testing center and ask them. While you are at it, pick up a copy of the motorcycle handbook so you will be ready to take the test when the time comes.

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Well here ya go, google does wonders. Plus that fact that I have a copy of the Pa vehicle codes sitting here.

http://members.aol.com/StatutesP1/75PA1504.html

You need to read the whole thing, class "M" is the one that affects you. It does appear that you can still get a class "M" without the class "C" first. So I again say stop by the local testing area and see what they say and get a copy of the handbook for the rules of the road.

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No I haven't followed through with it yet. It's one of those round to it jobs, I'll do it when I get round to it. lol. But from everything I've read, I think that yes I can get the "M" license while still on permit. I'll get back to ya though.

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