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Hello, I've had my Permit for a while now getting comfortable on my Honda Fury 1300cc The bike feels very comfortable to me at my size and build.

My question about the Illinois Riding test is The Dimensions of the 90 degree Corner part of the test. I don't have a DMV close that offers the test to go practice on so i was hoping to get the dimensions of the Corner part of test to Practice.

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Tyler,

I have found a couple references to measurements for the motorcycle skills test. It appears that Illinois uses the Alt MOST Test developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Here is a link to a website that gives a very good description of the test including the measurements.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-training/motorcycle-test/

Also, The Illinois Motorcycle Handbook describes the test starting on page 35.

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_x140.pdf

In both cases you'll note there is a little extra turning space allowed on some exercises for larger displacement motorcycles such as your Honda Fury.

Another option is to enroll in the local MSF Basic Rider Course. Illinois is one of the states that will accept completion of the course to issue you a motorcycle endorsement to your drivers license.

Whichever route you decide to take, please be aware that obtaining your license is the first step in practicing your riding skills.

Thank you for the questions. I hope I was able to provide you with the information you need. Please let me know how the test goes for you.

Ride safe,
Tom Wright  

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Motorcycle Safety, Motorcycle Rider Training, Motorcycle Driver Licensing and Inspections, Motorcycle Touring

Experience

Retired in 2008 from the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission where I held various positions, most notably as Director of Inspections and Licensing and the State Administrator for the Motorcycle Safety Education Program. During that time I served with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)as Region 1 Chair and Vice-Chair of the Engineering and Vehicle Inspection committee and member of the Task Force on Altered Height Vehicles and various other committees for 20 plus years. Currently, President of Central Jersey Rider Training, Inc. an MSF and NJMVC approved training provider. I starting riding at an early age and have been riding motorcycles for over 40 years.

Organizations
State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA) Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI) Citizens Academy Alumni Association

Publications
Motorcycle Consumer News - March and April, 2009 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Technical Paper on The Effect of Tire Rolling Radius on Pedal Force Gain and Rollover Propensity of a Light-Duty Truck

Education/Credentials
Currently hold a MSF RiderCoach certification. Certified Public Manager certification from Rutgers University.

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