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California
Motorcycle Handbook 
ENGLISH
2010
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor
State of California
Dale E. Bonner, Secretary
Business, Transportation and Housing Agency
George Valverde, Director
Department of Motor Vehicles
 
Products or services provided by advertisers are not promoted or endorsed by DMV.
 
 
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taBle oF coNteNts
DisclaiMer
....................................
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Where to Write
...........................
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DMV iNForMatioN .....................1iNtroDUctioN ..........................2tWo-Wheel Vehicle oPeratioN ...2
Motorcycles ...................................2Motor-Driven Cycles ......................2Motorized Bicycles ........................3Motorized Scooter .........................3
liceNse reQUireMeNts ..............3
Earning Your License .....................4Basic Rider Course .......................4Application Requirements All Drivers ...................................4Minors’ M
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PermitRequirements .............................5Minors’ M
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LicenseRequirements .............................5Adults’ M
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PermitRequirements .............................5License Requirements All Drivers ...................................5Motorcycle Skills Test ....................6
PrePariNG to riDe ....................7
Wearing the Right Gear.................7
Helmet Use
.................................7
Helmet Selection
........................7
Eye and Face Protection
............8
Clothing
......................................8Know Your Motorcycle ...................9
The Right Motorcycle
.................9
Get Familiar with theMotorcycle Controls
.................9
Check Your Motorcycle
.............10Know Your Responsibilities ..........10
riDe WithiN YoUr aBilities .......11
Basic Vehicle Control ...................11
Body Position
...........................11
Shifting Gears
...........................11
Braking
.....................................12
Turning
......................................12Keeping Your Distance ................13
Lane Positions
..........................13
Following Another Vehicle
........14
Being Followed
........................14
Passing and Being Passed
......15
Passing
.....................................15
Being Passed
...........................15
Lane Sharing
............................16
Merging Cars
...........................16
Cars Alongside
.........................16Search, Evaluate, andExecute (SEE) ..........................17
Search
......................................17
Evaluate
....................................17
Execute
.....................................17Intersections ................................18
Blind Intersections
....................18
Passing Parked Cars
................19
Parking at the Roadside
...........20Increasing Visibility ......................20
Clothing
....................................20
Headlight 
..................................20
Turn Signals
..............................21
Brake Light 
...............................21
Using Your Mirrors
....................22
Head Checks
...........................22
Horn
..........................................23
Riding at Night 
.........................23Collision Avoidance .....................23
Quick Stops
..............................24
Swerving or TurningQuickly 
...................................24
Cornering
.................................25Handling Dangerous Surfaces.....26
Uneven Surfaces andObstacles
..............................26
Slippery Surfaces
.....................27
Railroad or Trolley Tracks andPavement Seams
...................28
Grooves and Gratings
..............28Mechanical Problems ..................28
Tire Failure
................................28
Stuck Throttle
............................29
Wobble
.....................................29
Chain Problems
........................30
Engine Seizure
.........................30

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