We provide motorcycles and helmets for your convenience. For this course, you may choose to ride one of our motorcycles or bring your own (see section below). Please arrive 15 minutes early. You must be on time for all classes to continue the course. Bring snacks; lunch, if desired (you’ll have 1 hour*), and beverages. Water will be available. (*Fri/Sat or Fri/Sun classes will have a one-half hour lunch break). Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances. In order to receive your course completion card, you must attend all classroom and range sessions and pass a knowledge and skill test.
You must come prepared to ride with the following riding gear (no exceptions!):
If you are not allowed to continue because you do not have appropriate gear as defined above, your full tuition will be forfeited. Students may choose to use personally owned motorcycles, or they may use motorcycles and helmets that are provided for the Basic II Course. If you choose to bring your own motorcycle, please note there is no size restriction for motorcycles/scooters for this class.
All personally owned motorcycles/scooters must be street legal and in safe operating condition. The Instructor will inspect your vehicle to ensure compliance. A Pre-Ride Inspection Checklist is available to help you prepare for the class. While the Instructor will not check all items, the Pre-Ride Inspection Checklist is an excellent tool to ensure your vehicle is in safe operating condition. Straight pipes or excessively loud bikes are NOT allowed and will be determined appropriate at the discretion of the Instructor. The Basic II course does offer the use of program motorcycles at no extra charge. If a personally owned motorcycle/scooter does not pass inspection or a mechanical failure ensues within ample time of Basic II course completion, the student will have the option of using or continuing on a program motorcycle.
You must bring current proof of insurance and ownership/current registration for the motorcycle/scooter used in training. If the registration and/or insurance are not in your name, you must bring written permission from the owner allowing you to use the vehicle during the class.
Though a motorcycle endorsement (M) on your driver’s license or an instructional permit is not required to take the class, one is required, by law, to ride your motorcycle/scooter to and from class.
If you are under 18 years of age, a waiver must be signed by your parent or guardian. Your parent or guardian can stop by the Idaho STAR main office in Boise and sign paperwork before class, OR they may come to the beginning of class to sign the necessary paperwork. Another option is for you to print the waiver and have your parent or guardian take both pages to be notarized prior to the class, then bring the notarized waiver to class with you. You will not be allowed to ride in the course until the Instructor has an acceptable waiver on file. If you are not allowed to continue for this reason, your full tuition will be forfeited.