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Spyderific
07-05-2012, 07:47 AM
My wife recently took and passed her motorcycle license in Alberta. While finishing the test with the examiner he told her that because she did the road test on a Spyder she is restricted to 3 wheeled vehicles only. She has contacted the Alberta government to verify this restriction but has not heard back. Has anyone else had this restriction imposed on their license? Does this mean those of us with existing motorcycle licenses are not allowed to drive a 3 wheeled vehicle?

Outporter
07-05-2012, 08:22 AM
Not sure about Alberta but here is how it works in Ontario (simplified version).

If you currently hold a motorcycle licence (M2 or M) you can ride a 3 wheel motorcycle with no other testing required. If you are going for your motorcycle licence for the first time and you take your driving test on a 3 wheel motorcycle then you are issued a restricted licence (ML, I think) and can only ride a 3 wheel motorcycle. If you want to ride a 2 wheel motorcycle you must take your driving test on a 2 wheel motorcycle in which case you will be issued an M2 licence, upgradeable to an M after a period of time.

JJW SpyderRider
07-05-2012, 09:07 AM
My wife recently took and passed her motorcycle license in Alberta. While finishing the test with the examiner he told her that because she did the road test on a Spyder she is restricted to 3 wheeled vehicles only. She has contacted the Alberta government to verify this restriction but has not heard back. Has anyone else had this restriction imposed on their license? Does this mean those of us with existing motorcycle licenses are not allowed to drive a 3 wheeled vehicle?

Works the same way here in Illinois. 3-wheelers can take the test, even show a RS in our DMV manuals, but can then only ride with 3 wheels. I took the MSF class on a 250cc two wheeler but can ride both 2 and 3 wheelers. Well at least I'm qualified to ride a 2 wheeler in a parking lot;).

Heliplt
07-05-2012, 09:11 AM
Washington State has separate license for 2 wheels and 3 wheels. You have to have one of each in order to ride both. :banghead:

Spydergrrl
07-05-2012, 12:05 PM
Hi,

I just finished the process here on a Spyder. You can do all the testing on the Spyder (motorcycle skills test, then road test), and they told me it would be a class 6R - motorcycle license restricted to 3 wheels.

But in fact when I got the actual license in the mail, it says class 6(also class 5, which is regular vehicles) , and has a line that says "Endorsements/Restrictions:", but there is nothing listed there. So, I'm not sure they have an actual category for the three-wheeled vehicles.

Interesting to see what the rules are in different places.


Liz

BlueKnight
07-05-2012, 05:25 PM
In New York, if you take the road test on a two wheeler your good for any type of motorcycle, but if you take the road test on a three wheeler you are only licensed to ride a three wheeler.

ARtraveler
07-05-2012, 07:05 PM
Same situation in Alaska. If you take your drivers test on 3 wheels you will be limited to 3 wheel operation only. If you take the drivers test on two wheels you can drive either type of motorcycle.

Oldmanzues
07-05-2012, 08:22 PM
Same situation in Alaska. If you take your drivers test on 3 wheels you will be limited to 3 wheel operation only. If you take the drivers test on two wheels you can drive either type of motorcycle.

Ohio, same deal
Oldmanzues

nhoj
07-05-2012, 08:32 PM
In Ontario...you take your driving test on a 3 wheel motorcycle then you are issued a restricted licence (ML, I think) and can only ride a 3 wheel motorcycle. .

Its a Class MM licence for 3 wheeled vehicles.

ML is "Limited Speed" for two-wheeled vehicles that cannot maintain a speed gretaer than 80 Kmh. Like smaller scooters. They are restricted from travelling roads with posted speeds greater than 80 Kph.

CMA Cowboy
07-05-2012, 08:33 PM
Missouri is the same. Good recomendation is to take the MSF course so you understand how a bike works and then you can ride 2 or 3 wheel.

jvicker
07-05-2012, 08:36 PM
Took my test on the spyder and I am restricted to 3 wheeled cycles. Darn:roflblack:

SPYD3R
07-05-2012, 08:37 PM
here in South Carolina, all you need to operate a SPYD3R or any other 3 wheeled vehicle, is a regular drivers license... this includes 2 wheelers with a side car.... if you're riding on just 2 wheels, you need to take the motorcycles driving test... both written and road test...

Rotaxer
07-20-2012, 04:03 PM
My wife recently took and passed her motorcycle license in Alberta. While finishing the test with the examiner he told her that because she did the road test on a Spyder she is restricted to 3 wheeled vehicles only. She has contacted the Alberta government to verify this restriction but has not heard back. Has anyone else had this restriction imposed on their license? Does this mean those of us with existing motorcycle licenses are not allowed to drive a 3 wheeled vehicle?


Did you hear back from the Alberta Gov. on this?

waytootall67
07-21-2012, 01:30 PM
Took mine in Calgary and mine reads class 5/6 three wheel motorcycles only.

spyderrock
08-04-2012, 08:45 AM
My wife recently took and passed her motorcycle license in Alberta. While finishing the test with the examiner he told her that because she did the road test on a Spyder she is restricted to 3 wheeled vehicles only. She has contacted the Alberta government to verify this restriction but has not heard back. Has anyone else had this restriction imposed on their license? Does this mean those of us with existing motorcycle licenses are not allowed to drive a 3 wheeled vehicle?

Hey Spyderific in Alberta if you take your test on a Spyder or other trike you are limited to only driving a trike, the license should have a letter "B" beside it. If you take your test on two wheels you can drive any motorcycle. Where are you guys I live in Sherwood Park.

RudyB
07-15-2016, 12:02 AM
Also in BC if you take your road test on Can Am Spyder you are restricted to that if you take it on two wheels you can ride anything


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Bobleach45
07-15-2016, 11:00 AM
A three wheel and regular. Regular can ride either, three wheel can only ride 3 wheels.

gkamer
07-15-2016, 05:07 PM
Washington State has separate license for 2 wheels and 3 wheels. You have to have one of each in order to ride both. :banghead:

There is one exception. If you are operating a 3 wheeled vehicle, controlled by a steering wheel (think Slingshot) you don't need an endorsement.

_..stiffler..
07-15-2016, 07:46 PM
In Alberta it works the same as above.

3 wheeled can only drive 3 wheeled.

2 wheeled can drive 3 or 2 wheeled.

What you do the test on is what your restricted to.

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Lizzerd
08-01-2016, 12:16 AM
took my road test 7/29 and passed; the registry office had never heard of a restriction on the type of Class 6 license ...

RudyB
08-10-2016, 11:26 PM
No not true if you take road test on Spyder yes you are restricted to s three wheel if already have a motorcycle lic you can ride three wheeler bike


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Buckeye Bleau
08-11-2016, 06:26 AM
In New York, if you take the road test on a two wheeler your good for any type of motorcycle, but if you take the road test on a three wheeler you are only licensed to ride a three wheeler.

Ditto in Ohio.

Joe

gkamer
08-11-2016, 07:10 PM
Hey Spyderific in Alberta if you take your test on a Spyder or other trike you are limited to only driving a trike, the license should have a letter "B" beside it. If you take your test on two wheels you can drive any motorcycle. Where are you guys I live in Sherwood Park.

Looking at your travel map, how did you manage to miss Nevada? You hit every state, north, south, east and west of it. :roflblack::roflblack::roflblack:

Mach123
05-17-2018, 11:48 PM
Looking at your travel map, how did you manage to miss Nevada? You hit every state, north, south, east and west of it. :roflblack::roflblack::roflblack:


Hey guys an update, here in Calgary/Alberta other day did my beginner bike test and lady said at course if you do course and Rd test on spyder it will be a 6 b as other member stated and can only ride 3 wheel bikes period, class 6 is good for both, that was on May 21st 2018, thx

WilderThomas
05-17-2018, 11:59 PM
Washington State has separate license for 2 wheels and 3 wheels. You have to have one of each in order to ride both. :banghead:


Idaho stipulates that those that have a license for conventional motorcycles, can ride both those and three wheelers. However, those having taken the MSF course on a three wheeler, can only only ride a three wheeler.

Canaussie
01-05-2019, 11:07 AM
Iím late to join this thread too but I took my tests in 2015 and at the time the instructor told me that I would be restricted to 3 wheel bike but when I received my new license I was given a 5/6 license with no endorsements or restrictions. So I think despite what they may say your license is what I states on the back. If there are no endorsements or restrictions in the eyes of the law you have a motorcycle license.

2dogs
01-05-2019, 02:29 PM
Down here in Mexifornia you don't need an endorsement to ride a trike. Just a normal drivers license will suffice. We are a sanctuary state, and the sad fact is that half the population on the highways don't even have drivers licenses or insurance. So, be careful if you come down here because if you're involved in an accident with a sanctuary citizen you'd better have uninsured motorist coverage or you'll be up the creek without a paddle.