Finished up the MSF the other day!

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  1. PleaseEatSomeShit

    PleaseEatSomeShit 1-900-RAT-FUCK

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    M'Fuckin passed that thing!

    Lost 5 pts ont he figure 8 for going out of the box and lost 5 pts for not getting on it enough for the cornering.

    I highly recomend anyone wanting to drive a bike to take the MSF class.
     
  2. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    Ill be sure to watch out for you in parking lots.
     
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    haha. nice. i thought they were gonna give me minus points for dragging exhaust pipe/pegs through the u-turns..
     
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    I just took this class as well. 100% in the class, the guy told me to put a few thousand miles on my bike then come see him about a rider coach job. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal.
     
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    I lost 5pts for coming through the corner too slow too. +1 to the MSF. Anybody looking to ride should take it. I know the stuff I thought was stupid and trivial at the time has saved my life countless times now.
     
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    I lost 3 points for putting a foot down in the figure 8. They were my only lost points but it was raining that day and they intructors cut us some slack. :o
     
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    nice man, time to go get your liscense now!

    i have my last day this sunday. i did the 2 day in class/2 day riding course. its been actually alot of fun and our teacher is freakin hilarious. riding is far easier to me that i anticipated and i cant wait to get going!
     
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    congrats! :)
     
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    congrats
     
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    Riding is easy...on an MSF 125 or 250, under 20 miles an hour. :mamoru:
    Not bashing, just felt like i had to say it.
     
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    it wasnt easy by any means to most people in the class who i got stuck being wobbling all over the place, or the ones who jerked like crazy off a start cuz they couldnt ease a clutch. especially the couple of peeps who dropped lol.

    and what do you mean since its under 20mph? thats where riding is the most difficult to balance......
     
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    But you never get to even see what the bike handles like over that. Sure, they show you how to counter steer, but at those speeds, it doesn't do anything hardly.

    Don't get me wrong, I took the MSF and it taught me a few things, but what you learn in the MSF isn't everything. Controlled environments can make you over confident. Just ask my buddy that hit the brakes while leaned over when a deer ran out in front of him one night...
     
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    Your post is pointless. Way off subject from a completely simple statement i made.
     
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    The tough part of riding on the street isn't the speed, it's the traffic.
     
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    yay so i finished up the class today too. got a perfect score no penalty points :wiggle:
     
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    Do they generally teach MSF just saturday/sunday or do they have a evening class that is for several weeks?
     
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    They teach you specifically not to hit your brakes while leaned over in the MSF, so maybe your buddy should've payed attention. :dunno:
     
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    They teach you, but what it comes down to is what you actually do. And when it comes down to it, how can not hitting the brakes in a closed environment (when you know you have to slow down somehow) in any way correlate to riding in the real world? It can't. Didn't your parents teach you not to speed, not to cuss, etc. Maybe you should have listened. :ugh2:
     
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    So, because your buddy panicked in a real-world scenario, that means that nobody will retain knowledge from the MSF course ever because it's not in a real-world scenario? Your logic is fubar. I know I've personally been in situations where had I not had that little tidbit of knowledge from the MSF course I took, I might not be here right now. Any knowledge is worthwhile, but I guess when I was teenager, I thought I knew everything already too.
     
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    practicing panic breaking is sort of a misnomer...you actually "panic" in real life so there's no way to practice that sort of breaking unless you just wanted to get a feel for them
     
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    That's exactly what I'm trying to say. I believe in the MSF whole-heartedly and tell anybody who wants to ride that they need to take it, but there are just some things it can't teach you. My instructor even told me that in the class. They make it clear that they can't teach you certain things. Experience is the only thing that'll help you in the long run.
     
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    See, when worded like that I can agree. When in a panic situation, it's better to have anything you can backing you up though. I'd wager the guy who has practiced quick stops and straightening the bike via the MSF class still has a better shot of staying up than some guy who just hopped on a bike and has had no formal training. Granted there are always exceptions, but realistically, it still can't hurt to have taken the MSF.
     

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