I just thought I'd share with some of you guys what I endured this weekend. I've been wanting to go for my motorcycle permit test so I can move onto getting a license and getting a motorcycle. At age 18 the insurance was stupid expensive, and I wanted to live LOL. I always wanted a street bike (crotch rocket) so I figured enough, I want one. I'm 26 (will be 27 this year) so I gave it some time. I thought if I would really want to learn on a street bike and decided no, something like a street legal dirt bike would be fine. I started looking around and fell in love with the DRZ400SM. Dirt bike with sport bike'ish tires. 400cc, wouldn't cause an insurance problem, and they are around pretty cheap new. So for the last few months I've dabbled into taking online tests to get ready, skimmed over the hand book (didn't read it all that well) and figured I should just go take the test to see what it is about. I am horrible at taking paper tests. I fail about everything that is handed to me that is multiple choice. I am just not good at tests. If you told me to build something, or assemble something (such as a car engine) I can do it no problem. Have me take a 50 question test and it doesn't go so well. So I go to the DMV on Saturday, as it's their Saturday they are open. I pay the $28 (was only $15 when I had to take my permit test.......guess that was 10 years ago LOL). I got handed 2 tests and figured ok. The driving test, which was car questions I got 19 out of 20. I've been driving since I was 16 so by this point I should get most of those right. I tihnk it said 3 was a fail so I felt fine. Onto the motorcycle one. I answered all the questions, take it up to the guy, and he marks 6 wrong. 4 was passing. I was like "F*$&*". He goes you can re-take the 2nd one anytime. I said cool, how about now (me being hard headed). He handed me the second test. I finished it and got 5 wrong. I had one question right, but second guessed myself and changed it. So I was pissed. The guy was like you have one last chance for this round of $28. I was like I can do it, so I get the 3rd test and failed it again. Got 5 wrong. I missed such a stupid one I was upset at myself. The other ones that I got wrong were all stupid ones too. Now that they marked the correct answers I can see where I went wrong. So now I got 3 tests to study from. I just wanted to express my frustration with the DMV. I know I failed.......2 of the 3 by only 1 question. I thought the guy would have been nice enough of the one where I had the answer right, but marked it wrong would be like "do you see where you went wrong", let me correct it like he seemed to for some old basturd, and let me go on my way. I was so mad & upset I really was tempted to stop with the motorcycle and give up. I'm hard headed........if you couldn't tell by taking the test 3 times in one day. If I choose to do this again if I fail the 4th test I'll quit for a week and study some more. It just drives me nuts because I know that the knowledge of the test is just that, a written test, but half the questions have nothing to do with driving a motorcycle at all. It just drives me nuts. Rant over..........I wanted a bike for transportation, cheap on gas, and in the city I live in there's no real reason to drive a car everywhere. I am smart enough to know I'd die on a R6 or R1/CBR600/1000/GSXR600/1000 and went the route of a dirt bike made for the street. I'd even go for a Harley or something down the road. I guess like anything you just have to study and keep going at it.