I have been riding for over 55 years, I know of which I speak.
I see your age is 26, if you are an average 26 year old you are marginally intelligent enough to consider riding a motorcycle.
I have bad news, "YOU ARE NOT BULLETPROOF OR INVISIBLE"!!!!!!!!!!
Obtain the Texas Department of Public Safety Motorcycle Manual and study it thoroughly. One easy way to study is put the manual in the bathroom and every time you sit on the toilet, use that time to study.
HERE IS THE LINK http://www.dmv.org/tx-texas/motorcycle-license.php
How to Apply (Age 18 and Over)
- Provide proof of identity and verification that you're a U.S. citizen or have lawful presence.
- Supply proof of your Social Security number.
- Provide proof of completing a motorcycle safety course approved by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Completion of this course will exempt you from the driving test if 18 or older.
- Have proof of registration and insurance on all motorcycles you own.
- Complete the necessary application forms.
- Pass the written (road rules, signs, and motorcycle), driving (motorcycle operation), and vision examinations (if applicable).
- The application must include a photograph and thumbprints.
For insurance call Geico, that is who I have mine with, I shopped all the leading insurance companies and Geico was the least expensive for full coverage.
As well be aware that ANY parts for motorcycles are quite expensive to replace, motorcycle mechanics (the one's worth using) are also expensive.
Taking a bike to a dealership for anything but warranty is unbelievably expensive.
Pretty scary on the public streets and highways riding a bike. Requires COMPLETE attention while riding.
Be aware "CAGERS" (people in cars) don't give a **** about you and you should not be on the streets or highways at all.
A good safety course instructor will stress this to the max.
ANY MOTORCYCLE RIDER WITHOUT A HELMET AND APPROPRIATE SAFETY GEAR, GLOVES, JACKET ETC IS A COMPLETE *********** IDIOT!!!!!!!
Good luck and keep the shiny side up.