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|Any Nevada sidecar riders out there? |
Short of calling the DMV, all my internet research is contradictory, inquiring whether I need a motorcycle license to operate a sidecar motorcycle in Nevada, as opposed to CA where only a vehicle license is needed.
"NRS 486.061 License required to operate motorcycle or trimobile; exception. Except for a nonresident who is at least 16 years of age and is authorized by the person’s state of residency to drive a motorcycle, a person shall not drive:
1. A motorcycle, except a trimobile, upon a highway unless that person holds a valid motorcycle driver’s license issued pursuant to NRS 486.011 to 486.381, inclusive, OR A DRIVER'S LICENSE ISSUED PURSUANT TO CHAPT 483 of NRS endorsed to authorize the holder to drive a motorcycle.
2. A trimobile upon a highway unless that person holds a valid motorcycle driver’s license issued pursuant to NRS 486.011 to 486.381, inclusive, OR A DRIVER'S LICENSE ISSUED PURSUANT TO CHAPT 483"
CHAPTER 483 is a large section and I'm still going through it.
Thanks in advance.
Location: Moses Lake, WA summer, SanTanValley, AZ winter
|As far as I know WA is the only state to require a special separate endorsement for a sidecar/trike rig. It doesn't include solo rigs which is another pot of $ for the state. The law/regulation was passed years ago and there was a short window to change your license endorsement w/o any special tests. I did that way before i thought I needed a rig. That ended and the Evergreen safety council came up with a STEP class (sidecare/trike) class and i believe teaches it and the trainers for it nationwide now. Rumor has it they are reorganizing over the winter to a different format. I've took the class last summer and heartily endorse it. Max|
|RS 486.041 “Motorcycle” defined. “Motorcycle” means every motor vehicle equipped with a seat or a saddle for the use of the driver and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, including a power cycle but excluding a tractor and a moped. |
NRS 486.057 “Trimobile” defined. “Trimobile” means every motor vehicle designed to travel with three wheels in contact with the ground, two of which are power driven.
That explains it well, a sidecar can be classified as a "Trimobile" if it is two wheel drive. Some Ural's would be questionable.
Edited by cleatusj 4/19/2012 10:18 PM
Location: Middleburg, Pa
|"Short of calling the DMV, all my internet research is contradictory, inquiring whether I need a motorcycle license to operate a sidecar motorcycle in Nevada, as opposed to CA where only a vehicle license is needed. " |
I think California is the only state where this is true. You may want to talk to Doug Bingham at Side Strider. (818) 780-5542
Van Nuys, CA.
All other states require a motorcycle endorsemant. Washington state requires a seperate liscense for sidecars and three wheel vehicles.
Anyone know otherwise??
Location: Norton Shores, MI
|In Michigan if you take the "road test " for your endorsement with a side car, you can't ride two wheel unless you get the two wheel endorsement. However if you have the two wheel endorsement FIRST you can ride anything on that.|
Location: Germantown, TN
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Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin USA
BackroadsBeemer - 10/13/2012 10:24 PM In Michigan if you take the "road test " for your endorsement with a side car, you can't ride two wheel unless you get the two wheel endorsement. However if you have the two wheel endorsement FIRST you can ride anything on that.[/QUOTE]
I think that holds true in most states. In Wisconsin, if you take the test on three wheels, your license will be stamped "Three wheel only". On two wheels and you can ride on two or three.
The same was true when I lived in Minnesota in the 70's and Kentucky in the 80's.
Location: San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica
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For a foreigner.
My German licence 1 includes sidecar by default without mentioning it in the text.
My Costarican A4 license does not even mention sidecars...
For the trip next year to the north. What do you recomend?
Get the international licence waiver with explaination B4=trailer/A4=motorcycle without limit and ask the officer to write in specially "including sidecar"?
Or will it be enough to just bring my german licence?
Yupp, my son will have his exams in 2 weeks. The big trip is comeing closer!!!!!
My fingers become nervous.
Edited by Peter Pan 10/19/2012 12:17 AM
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