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what states require a three wheel motorcycle license , I live in south Carolina and have a 2002 honda Goldwing trike . I would like to travel this sumer



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Generally speaking - if your license makes you legal in your home state then you're legal in all 50 states.
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In New Jersey, if you take your road test on a three wheeler, you get a license that only allows you to drive three wheelers, no two wheelers.
But if you have an out of state license, you should be good to go on anything.
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Licensed in your home state? If yes, good to go.
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Shsssh!!!

I have the same M/C license that I got back 78 years ago, and it still good in all 48... :D

Never been questioned on it, and have occasioned to have that unspeakable visit with the Gendarmes several times :(
an occasional warning ( crossed the double yellow with the trailer's inside wheel )

topped a hill in Arizona at 80mph and the speed limit was 45 there??
nice guy, gave me the minimum, said he could not justify a Warning this Time... :lol:

and over the 60+ years, have never once been questioned about it.

guess it just depends on how mad you made the offucufuh :mrgreen:
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offcenter wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:46 pm
In New Jersey, if you take your road test on a three wheeler, you get a license that only allows you to drive three wheelers, no two wheelers
Same in PA, if you take test on 2 wheels though you are not restricted when it comes to 3 wheels...
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Interesting...

http://www.scdmvonline.com/Vehicle-Owne ... Motorcycle

Looks like (to me) standard operator license is adequate in SC for operation of a trike. :D
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Hey rickie, In Kentucky as long as you have a motorcycle endorsement on your operators license you're good to go.

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Colorado has both Motorcycle and Trike endorsements, with Trike endorsement you can only drive a Trike, no MC. Motorcycle endorsement covers both MC and Trike.

As stated earlier, If your rig and your licensing is correct and LEGAL in your home state, the other states will accept it as legal even if it doesn't meet local regs for one reason or another.

This is likely true, too, if you travel to Canada. I've never heard of someone being turned away at the border for licencing issues, our Canadian members could weigh in on this....

A few years ago we stopped in a motel in Iowa on our way to Michigan, next morning discovered the license plate had been stolen (ripped) off the camper, there were still bits of the tag under the screws. I called Colorado DMV and reported the plate stolen, and also reported it locally. I still had the current registration paper for the trailer and could show the plate had been stolen so we continued our trip. The rest of the trip to Michigan and return trip to Colorado we never got stopped, likely because some states (Colorado isn't one of them) don't require license tags on trailers. That probably wouldn't get me into Canada though.
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Oklahoma is a No Tag state unless you specifically ask for one.

In that case, if the frame does not have a VIN, they get a new VIN from the DMV computer, and then you stencil at a precise location for them to read it when you go back to get the tag.

I tagged all of my trailers, they never expire.
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DenverWinger wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:01 am
Colorado has both Motorcycle and Trike endorsements, with Trike endorsement you can only drive a Trike, no MC. Motorcycle endorsement covers both MC and Trike.

As stated earlier, If your rig and your licensing is correct and LEGAL in your home state, the other states will accept it as legal even if it doesn't meet local regs for one reason or another.

This is likely true, too, if you travel to Canada. I've never heard of someone being turned away at the border for licencing issues, our Canadian members could weigh in on this....
Most foreign countries are the same. I've driven in the US, Canada, Bermuda, and European countries on my US license. As long as you're legal in your home state/country, you're (for the most part) good to go wherever you go.

I say "for the most part" as there are SOME countries that require you to get a local driving permit in order to drive there.



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